Exoneratist's Fourth Debate on Mueller Probe - Carter Page Surveillance
ARGUMENT OF THE DOJ IN FAVOR OF THE LEGITIMACY AND LEGALITY OF THE FISA WARRANT TO SPY ON CARTER PAGE.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is responsible for enforcing the laws and administering justice in the US.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducts investigations for the DOJ.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), also called the FISA Court, is a US Federal Court, established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. The purpose of this court is to oversee requests for surveillance warrants against foreign spies inside the United States.
The Mueller Probe is headed by special counsel Mueller in the Department of Justice. This began as an investigation to find any connections between Donald J. Trump and the Russian government in the 2016 campaign for the Presidency of the United States in 2016.
James B Comey, as FBI Director, pursued this investigation for the Mueller Probe in the FISA Court. Comey received information that Carter Page, a member of the Trump Presidential campaign of 2016, made a trip to Moscow in July of 2016, and therefore the Mueller probe was interested in knowing about this trip, and any other Russian contacts that Page might have had. In order to obtain such a warrant, an application was made by FBI Director James B. Comey to the FISA Court.
In this application Comey relied on a Dossier that was prepared by Christopher Steele, who had a past record of credible reporting on other matters. This Dossier included information that convinced the FISA Court that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as a foreign agent. In the application, Comey also cited a Yahoo News Article by Michael Isikoff, which included similar information. The verification of the Steele Dossier rests in Steele’s reputable and reliable past performances regarding classified and international information. And the Yahoo News Article is further support and verification for the Steele Dossier.
Three more applications were made to the FISA Court, in order to be very thorough and the Steele Dossier was paramount in each of these applications.
Carter Page has been surveilled on his emails, phone, texts, etc. under very thorough surveillance warrants searching to find if he was possibly acting as a foreign spy in the United States.
REBUTTAL FROM EXONERATIST– ABUSES OF THE FISA PROCESS IN OBTAINMENT OF THE FISA WARRANT TO SPY ON CARTER PAGE
Any information filed in every FISA Court request for a surveillance warrant must be truthful, forthcoming, and verified. None of these requirements were met in the Steele Dossier. First: Steele admitted, in British Court findings, that he met with Yahoo News and several other news outlets in September, 2016. The FISA Court was not informed of this leak of Steele Dossier information to Yahoo News. This was definitely a fraudulent coverup that and the FISA Court was led to believe the Yahoo News Article corroborated and verified the Steele Dossier, when in fact the Yahoo News Article was merely a reiteration of Steele’s Dossier, leaked by Steele, himself. The FISA warrant has allowed the FBI surveillance of Carter Page since October 2016 and the FBI in turn has turned over all surveillance information to the Mueller Probe, which had its inception May 16, 2017. Steele would have been suspended and terminated for his Yahoo contacts in September, 2016, but he fraudulently concealed his Yahoo contacts. A grave and unanswerable question arises as to how many other FBI informants and prosecutors fraudulently concealed this leak.
Second: Another coverup was the fact that Christopher Steele, i.e.: the Steele Dossier, was paid $160,000.00 by the DNC and Clinton Presidential Campaign via the law firm Perkins Cole and the research firm Fusion GPS. The FISA Court Judge had no knowledge of these political origins of the Steele Dossier. These facts were uncovered by a Committee in the House of Representatives, and that Committee released this additional fraudulent coverup February 2, 2018.
Third: A coverup by the FBI itself is the fact that nowhere in the application for the warrant was mention made to the Court that the FBI had separately authorized payment to Steele for the same information.
Fourth: Christopher Steele, author of the Steele Dossier, was suspended and then terminated as an FBI source for an unauthorized disclosure to the media of his relationship with the FBI in an October 30, 2016 article. Steele should have earlier been suspended and terminated for his Yahoo contacts in September, 2016, but he fraudulently concealed his Yahoo contacts.
Fifth: Following is a final blow to the legitimacy and legality of the surveillance warrant against Carter Page. The very FBI Director who filed the Steele Dossier with the FISA Court, namely James B. Comey, testified in June, 2017, that the Steele Dossier was “salacious and unverified.” This testimony came after eight (8) months of surveillance of Carter Page. According to Carter Page, the surveillance continued for another four (4) months. As the warrant was deemed illegitimate and illegal at the end of 8 months, why, then, did the surveillance continue for another four months? Page’s privacy, 4th amendment rights, and good name have been compromised due to the abuses by his own government bureaucracies.