12.12.2019 0

FBI knew Carter Page was helping CIA w/ Russia but hid it from FISA court to get Trump spy warrant

The FBI knew Carter Page was a CIA agent reporting on Russians in Aug. 2016, but hid it from the FISA court to get spying warrant on Trump:

Former Trump foreign policy campaign advisor Carter Page was a U.S. agent who reported on Russians to the CIA, not a Russian agent, a memorandum the FBI received as early as Aug. 2016 shows according to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report detailing abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) including spying on the Trump campaign in 2016. But the Crossfire Hurricane team investigating the Trump campaign on false allegations they were Russian agents kept the extent of that relationship hidden from Department leadership and the FISA Court and instead used Page’s Russian contacts — that were for the purpose of gathering U.S. intelligence — as evidence that he was a Russian agent. More than anything, it was Page’s contacts with Russians, including a trip to Moscow in the summer of 2016 to deliver a commencement address at the New Economic School, that enabled the spying on the Trump campaign in 2016 to go forward that might have otherwise never been approved. How could such a key fact be omitted when applying for government surveillance on allegations of treason?

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