WaPost: FBI Had FISA Warrant to Monitor Trump Adviser Page

The Washington Post Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 08:44 PM

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The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer on suspicion that Page engaged in intelligence activities on behalf of the Russian government.

The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of Donald Trump adviser Carter Page as part of a probe of possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The FBI and Justice Department convinced a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power – Russia – unnamed law enforcement and federal officials told the Post.

Page has not been accused of any crimes, the Post reported.

During an interview with The Washington Post in March 2016, Trump identified Page, a former investment banker in Moscow, as a foreign policy adviser to the campaign. His role was later described as "informal," the Post reported.

"This confirms all of my suspicions about unjustified, politically motivated government surveillance," Page told the Post. "I have nothing to hide."

The government's application for the surveillance order targeting Page laid out investigators' basis for believing Page was an agent of the Russian government and he knowingly engaged in intelligence activities on behalf of Moscow, the Post reported.

According to the Post, the application cited contacts Page had with a Russian intelligence operative in New York City in 2013. In addition, the application said Page had other contacts with Russian operatives that have not been publicly disclosed, the Post reported.

Page dismissed what he called "the dodgy dossier" of false allegations, the Post reported.

Page is the only American to have had his communications directly targeted with a FISA warrant in 2016 as part of the Russia probe, the Post reported.

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 Yep, you are right John, but look deeper in the rabbit hole.




“You’d Go To Jail For Contempt”FBI Refuses Order To Produce McCabe Communications

Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter reports that the FBI refuses to produce outgoing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s communications in response to “a government watchdog group that has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a former senior FBI special agent.”

Carter reports:

The communications in question are related to McCabe’s wife’s unsuccessful run for Virginia State senate and might also contain invaluable information on McCabe’s role in the Bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server used to send classified information, several former FBI sources and a government official told this reporter.

In January, Judicial Watch, a formidable conservative watchdog group based in Washington D.C., filed a lawsuit against the FBI for the communications on behalf of retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jeff Danik. Danik spent more than 28 years with the bureau as a supervisor in the counter-terrorism division and special overseas advisor. Danik filed his original Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in October 2016 for McCabe’s communications.

“They have not produced not one text of McCabe, not one,” said Danik, referencing the bureau. “The government is out of control and it’s astonishing. Do you know what would happen if the government subpoenaed you for information and you didn’t produce records that you had in your possession? You’d go to jail for contempt.”

Carter recently told Fox News host Sean Hannity that Justice Department Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, is investigating whether or not McCabe asked bureau agents to “change their 302s.”

A day after the New York Times reported FBI Director Christopher Wray confronted McCabe over unspecified findings in DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, the Washington Post reveals the embattled bureau official is being probed over his role in examining emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

That’s not all.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino has hinted to his nearly 320,000-strong Twitter followers that the next bombshell to drop could involve McCabe’s mishandling of classified information.

“Here’s the next shoe to drop -> was Andy McCabe using secure comms to send/receive classified information? Someone should check on that,” tweeted Bongino. 


Here’s the next shoe to drop -> was Andy McCabe using secure comms to send/receive classified information? Someone should check on that.


McCabe stepped down January 29th, as first reported by NBC News.

McCabe, who served a brief stint as acting director of the bureau, was already expected to leave. He will stay on “terminal leave” until he is eligible to retire with benefits in March,” reports CNBC.


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