BREAKING: DOJ Releases 412 Pg FISA Application Used Against U.S. Person Carter Page….

The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI have released the 412 page FISA application used to gain a Title I surveillance warrant against U.S. Person Carter Page in 2016 while he was working as a low-level unpaid adviser for the campaign of Donald Trump.  [The full pdf is available here – and embedded below]

The October 2016 application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to wiretap Mr. Page, along with several renewal applications — was released to The New York Times and several other news organizations that had filed Freedom of Information Act lawsuits to obtain them.  [Link to source pdf here]

The application is heavily redacted, but there’s enough information available to seriously impact the prior narratives as written by the media.  As we review the content carefully, CTH will have much more on this in the coming hours/days.  However, here’s the FISA application – please add your comments on the content therein:

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There is a ton of new information within this version of the application. More later…

 

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1,158 Responses to BREAKING: DOJ Releases 412 Pg FISA Application Used Against U.S. Person Carter Page….

  1. Fools Gold says:

    Well I hadn’t read but a couple pages but it dawned on me the day of the month in Oct. 16 is redacted. I seem to recall that’s a pretty important start time… do you think our POTUS has the unredacted version or has had it all this time?

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  2. Trey Dawg says:

    So the root of all these collusion claims is still the DNC server, Hillary’s server and an in-depth investigation needed into Seth Rich murder.

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    • formerdem says:

      i never got why Hillary’s server still matters today until somebody here (Sundance?) suggested the point is, she and the DNC had access to the NSA database, and THAT is the secret. Do I understand it right, that all that spying on us, that we tolerated for national security, was being vacuumed up by Hillary’s blackmail machine, and not only us, but foreign leaders too, so her allied “political strategy” consultants were given the magic carpet of actually being able to read every effing body’s email. Bragging they were geniuses on strategy when they were just criminal eavesdroppers. Oooo so smart. And their associated journalists, who still got their butts kicked by Sundance in terms of identifying the big shape of things.

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      • snarkybeach says:

        rumor has it, she had special access program material (that she wasn’t cleared for) on her server…

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      • D says:

        Most likely how they found the “grab em by the pussy” tape

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      • Rodney G. Graves says:

        It certainly looks that way. But they lost that capability (contractor access) due to DIRNSA action in April (having trouble finding the date). They lost all the 702 (17) About Querries on 2016 October 21 when DIRNSA shut them down.

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        • D says:

          Yep. But it was too late by then anyways. Illegally abused “about queries” were where all FISA information came from (I’m assuming) but wouldn’t all the queries have a paper trail of what information was obtained? These “Contractors then laundered funneled the information back to the FBI. Wouldn’t be surprised if many warrants were obtained this was. Going back to God knows when???

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      • Cankles Clinton says:

        “Oooo so smart”. Some people that have studied debate videos think that at times Clinton is wearing some kind of an earpiece.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          She is. It’s visible. Not only that. Remember “the Cleaner” who showed up after one of the debates? Removing some special device from her podium. Those people cheated all around, and got away with it.

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      • jello333 says:

        Recall that I’ve admitted ( 😉 ) that when I first came to the Treehouse (early 2012) I was still very much on the left side of the political spectrum. But while I’m now ashamed to call myself a “liberal” or be associated with 99% of the scumbags, there are still a few things I’m proud of. One of those being that I was vehemently opposed to the passage of the Patriot Act way back in 2001 and beyond. Of course like just about everyone of all political stripes, I was disgusted with what happened on 9/11… but I just couldn’t shake the thought that that horrible event was being used as an EXCUSE to get the Deep State’s claws deeper into us (Patriot Act, phony Iraq war, etc).

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        • Retired USMC says:

          I hate to admit it, but the liberals of the day back then were 100 percent correct. Much respect to you in hindsight.

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          • jello333 says:

            One of the many, many important effects of Trump running (and winning) is how he opened so many eyes regarding what Bush and others (not all Reps, either!) did with Iraq. I know not all Republicans supported getting into that war, but until Trump came along I think most of them were still hesitant to come out too strongly against what Bush et al had done.

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        • hoghead says:

          Jello, I’m a conservative Whig from waaay back, and I was opposed to the Patriot Act as well. [Love that name, eh? What true patriot could be against the “Patrtiot” act? Heh.]

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  3. bill t says:

    what a steaming pile of redacted garbage.

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  4. Dances with Wolverines says:

    I’m betting Mueller’s indictment of the 12 Russian agents was a prelude to the release of this document in a attempt to fool CNN viewers into believing it is connected to the FISA abuse on Carter Page.

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  5. Kid Jupiter says:

    TOO MANY REDACTIONS! Trump needs to order this re-released with NO REDACTIONS! We already know it’s a load of BS, so UNREDACT IT!

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  6. saywhat64 says:

    Out of over 500 pages maybe 25 pages of unredacted text appear in this FOIA release and much of the unredacted text is repeated over and over. POTUS needs to order complete declassification.

    Meanwhile Carter Page who has a documented history of being a paid informant for Comey’s FBI has never been indicted of anything by Mueller’s band of inglorious bastards.

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  7. The Devilbat says:

    There seems to be little doubt that things have gone too far for a full cover up. The black hats have one hope and one hope only. RIG THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS.

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  8. thedoc00 says:

    Why is anybody surprised at judges signing these documents? Remember McCabe’s and Strzok’s testimony about approving these documents. They took the words of the agents and lawyers presenting the applications and supporting evidence on blind faith, and did not perform any sort of independent due diligence. This is exactly what the FBI and DoJ folks were counting upon. The judges were very busy with their “real day” jobs and counted on them not questioning the motives and veracity of the FBI/DoJ presenters. Blind faith human nature is the other major flaw in the system if a trusted part of the chain has evil intents and motives.

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    • DJ says:

      “Remember McCabe’s and Strzok’s testimony about approving these documents. They took the words of the agents and lawyers presenting the applications and supporting evidence on blind faith, and did not perform any sort of independent due diligence. ”
      ————————————————————-
      Yeah, don’t forget to ad Rosie to that list. He pretty much admitted during his testimony that he hadn’t read it either. He made a big deal out of “process” and that basically, he didn’t NEED to read it because he trusted the people presenting it to him,

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      • B Woodward says:

        Rosenstein can’t avoid criminal charges by saying that he didn’t read the warrant request. The Wood Procedures are strict rules requiring that each and every fact presented in an FBI request to electronically spy on a U.S. citizen be extreme-vetted for accuracy — and presented to the court only if verified. Next the DOJ verifies the accuracy of every fact stated in the application. If anything looks unsubstantiated, the application is sent back to the FBI to provide additional evidentiary support – until DOJ is satisfied that the facts in the FISA application can both be corroborated and meet the legal standards for the court.” Rosenstein (who was Bruce Ohr’s boss) cannot make a legitimate argument that he was unaware of the veracity of the assertions.

        Fox News attorney Gregg Jarrett: The FBI must identify a potential crime before pressing for such a warrant, and “collusion” is not a crime. If the DOJ goes into a federal judge using a fake false document to obtain a warrant to spy that’s a violation, it’s a felony, it’s 10 years behind bars. They have to have substantial articulable facts. A fabricated, unverified document with such questionable parties being connected is not that. This is abuse of power and perjury by the DOJ and FBI.
        http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/02/05/gregg-jarrett-fisa-warrant-obtained-through-government-corruption/

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    • Zimbalistjunior says:

      Yes. One can indict a ham sandwich. Apparently one can also get a FISA on a shot of vodka.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Does anyone know if Judge Collyer would have been aware of the previous denial of the FISA warrant application in July 2016? If she was, wouldn’t/shouldn’t she have learned what the difference was between the “new” October request, and the denied July request?

      It might not mean much, but it is important to know if previous warrant applications have been denied. I’ve forgotten, or did we know, who denied the July FISA warrant?

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  9. SoCal Patriot says:

    I’ve read about fifty pages already. The fbi claims he was a spy and had broken a long string of statutes. Then why the heck is he walking around free giving unlimited interviews? The O regime has been caught with their pants down. Shameful.

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  10. starfcker says:

    “Heavily redacted” Now there is an understatement

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  11. DanO64 says:

    I think a VSG is about to let all hell loose. Just tell N myself.

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  12. SmilinJackAbbott says:

    Hard to see this anything else but a desperate attempt by Rosenstein to PREVENT the actual release of the warrant by pretending he already has with this version with all the incriminating stuff about him and others blacked out. Just another attempt at obstruction of justice by corrupt officials.

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    • Newton Love says:

      > “… a desperate attempt by Rosenstein to PREVENT the actual release of the warrant by pretending he already has with this version with all the incriminating stuff about him and others blacked out. …”

      I don’t even believe that this release is the real document that has had redactions. IMHO, the document passed to the FOIA court by the DoJ is a complete (but huge) forgery, with nothing under the redaction black-outs.

      Rosenstain and his sycophants are so evil, they couldn’t tell the truth if they tried. Rosenstain is the Dark Lord, Sauron, and his direct reports are the Nazgul, also called Ringwraiths.

      Robber MuleEar and his herd of Angry Donkeys are the farce version, except that they are also ruining lives and destroying America.

      So, the Donkey RINOs running the DoJ and shadow running the FBI are going to turn-off so many regular Americans into opposing them, and PDJT will encourage so many former (D) Party voters to join him in the ballot box, from the opportunities that he is creating, for training and jobs, so that soon, PDJT will have a super majority, and will fire all of the evil doers, and cleanse the departments, and begin to drain the swamp.

      How do I know this? Because Donald J Trump is a fighter, and all the Donkey RINO people are weakling cowards or bullies that will fold like a cheap lawn chair.

      America is Great Again!

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      • B Woodward says:

        Newton, I think you’re starting to get into some interesting territory here.

        There are indications that the FISA application that was signed by Rosenstein is not the same document that the DOJ allowed some members of Congress to view. Sundance mentioned this in one of his articles: there is an underlying issue not being discussed within the communication – yet visible in the corner amid their engagement. That issue is the possibility the DOJ may have modified the FISA documents within its possession in an effort to hide from congress the trail of a conspiracy against a presidential candidate and an incoming administration. In essence, the FISA documents held by the court *may not be* identical to the FISA documents released by the Department of Justice.
        https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/15/fisa-court-presiding-judge-rosemary-collyer-responds-to-chairman-nunes-and-chairman-goodlatte-request-for-fisc-documents/

        There is another version expressed by Jeff Carlson: Rosenstein was stating that what he’d been formally briefed on by DOJ lawyers was different than what had been disclosed in any of the three Congressional Memos detailing the FISA Application. What Rosenstein was formally briefed on was different than the FISA materials put before the House and Senate Intelligence Committees by the DOJ. Goodlatte’s letter is all the more intriguing given Rosenstein’s statement – which leaves us with several possibilities:
        1. The briefing given to Rosenstein by DOJ lawyers was factually inaccurate (one set of FISA documents).
        2. The FISA Application used to brief Rosenstein does not match the FISA Application presented to the FISA Court (two sets of FISA documents).
        3. The FISA Application presented to the FISA Court does not match the FISA documents given to Congress (two sets of FISA documents).
        4. The FISA Application given to the FISA Court does not match documents given to Congress or Rosenstein (three sets of documents).
        https://themarketswork.com/2018/07/01/the-full-significance-of-rosensteins-statement/

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        • Newton Love says:

          The LIARS are going to LIE, every chance they get, EVEN UNDER OATH, because in their special universe, only Lying to the FBI or DoJ is criminal. LYING to anyone else is PROTECTING AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION.

          What a metric truck-load of Donkey Dung!

          Rosenstain and his NazGul (RingWraiths) are certain that they are untouchable. (Remember the Strzok Peter’s dance of joyous ‘a’penis for the House Committee cameras?) Well, I do. [Strzok must of had a butt-plug in while squirming on the stand and flashing 23 different smiles.]

          A whole lot of people IN THE FBI AND DoJ NEED TO UNDERSTAND that they are not special and above the law, no matter who the Strzok they think their penis is!

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  13. NoJuan Importante says:

    It is hard to understand why all this was done, especially since Page has never been indicted. Is the gist of the argument in CTH is that it was necessary to listen to Page, to find out what the Trump campaign was doing? And therefore they planted Page in the campaign, him being a former informant himself, knowing that he was an informant and was not a spy? Or is the gist of the argument that the FBI planted Page trying to enmesh someone from the Trump campaign in a sting? I have never understood exactly what the game plan was, allegedly.

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    • Nigella says:

      I’m going with the sting

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      Neither. They planted Page to get the warrant. They needed the warrant to cover their tracks, going back months, of doing illegal surveillance and queries.

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      • NoJuan Importante says:

        So when Page says the accusations were “garbage” and such, he is play acting as an undercover agent? and continues to play act, or lie, to this day?

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        • NoJuan Importante says:

          What I don’t understand is, if this warrant were procured by fraud, the fraud being that the FBI knew Carter Page was an undercover agent for the FBI, and not a “suspect”, assuming that is true, then why hasn’t someone filed a RICO lawsuit, or at least a Bivens lawsuit, against the people that procured the warrant? Or is there still not enough information to determine whether that is true?

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          • Curry Worsham says:

            You are ahead of the game That is where this headed. All that is needed is absolute proof of the fraud. We just got a lot closer.

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            • NoJuan Importante says:

              I think a Bivens action has a 1 year statute of limitation. If I’m not mistaken RICO is 3 years. the Bivens action may already have expired depending on when the aggrieved party “discovered” the unconstitutional act by which he was damaged.

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          • B Woodward says:

            The reason that the Department of Just Us hasn’t filed a RICO lawsuit, or any other lawsuit against the parties who fraudulently obtained the FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page and the entire Trump campaign is that the parties are one and the same. Sessions has needlessly recused himself from everything. So AG Rosenstein, who signed one of the fraudulent FISA warrants, would have to prosecute himself and his best friends.

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            • NoJuan Importante says:

              Yeah but individuals can file Bivens actions or RICO actions also. Why hasn’t Carter Page filed one if he is so innocent. Or any number of people that have been adversely affected by all this.

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              • I won't back down says:

                he’s a certified or certifiable idiot and is either teamed up with a bad lawyer or trying to do this all himself. Lawsuits of this magnitude are never “DIY” his suit was dismissed for stupid rambling (I call it word-barfing) verbose pleadings he filed. Sometimes the guy with the PhDs who calls himself the smartest guy in the room is not all that s-m-r-t (to quote the wise and glorious Homer Simpson).

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                • NoJuan Importante says:

                  Oh, so he did file a lawsuit. Just not a very good one. Well kudos for him for filing. At least it tolls the statute of limitations. If there is something to it and the tide turns he will get something.

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        • Curry Worsham says:

          Not necessarily. I believe he was a patsy. He worked as an informant with the FBI to put a spy in jail and then they “arranged” for him to show up at the table with Trump as a “foreign policy advisor”. They used his Russian connections to frame him. I don’t think he had a clue. And then all hell broke loose for him.

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        • gsonFIT says:

          It seems that everyone holds out Carter Page as a doofus, but I recall he graduated Naval Academy top 10 in his class. He might be playing the “useful idiot”, and we are all the doofuses

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      • hoghead says:

        According to Q, both Carter Page and Manafort were plants into the campaign.

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        • Doug says:

          same guy that says Mueller is a white hat? the guy who just immunity to Pedo-sta?

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          • Curry Worsham says:

            Q is not ALWAYS right.
            But we still don’t know for sure who is black and who is white.
            That’s the way stings work!

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            • Sharon says:

              Q has also said sometimes he gives misinformation because the deep state is also reading his posts.

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              • Curry Worsham says:

                Sometimes messages are just for certain people. Scott Adams has a brilliant analysis of Trump’s “I don’t see any reason why he would” comment. He makes the case that PDJT meant it exactly as he said it and that it was directed at Putin.

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                • NoJuan Importante says:

                  That was an interesting observation. Trump hears a different question. Scott Adams is an incredibly perceptive person.

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                • Curry Worsham says:

                  Scott is a self-described “Master Persuader” observing someone he considers to be a fellow “Master Persuader”. (I think he recognizes that PDJT is in another league. Bigly!)

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                • MaineCoon says:

                  Re-posting my Tuesday comment on it which is somewhat similar to Adams.

                  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/07/17/president-trump-meets-with-congressional-delegation-to-discuss-helsinki-meeting-200pm-livestream/comment-page-3/#comment-5664526

                  My thinking, which is that PDJT spoke it as he meant to to his real audience which was Putin/Russia (who will play it over and over in Russia), Xi and Kimmy. Then, depending on the explosion back home, he comes forth with the clarification/correction for the home folk IC traitors.

                  I think he is doing the long term peace play and this was a necessary BIG play on his part — allowing Putin to save face (just like with Xi/Kim) and by doing so probably forever corrected any further cyber issues as long as Putin is in office (and he has announced that will only be through 2024…which, coincidently is same as POTUS).

                  I know I’m in the minority on this, but I actually believe this was on purpose. POTUS choise peace before politics as he own personal presidency expense.

                  POTUS just made Putin-face-saving-peace with Putin/Russia. The first and most major step forward between the 90% holders of nuclear arms.

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                • Curry Worsham says:

                  You and Scott are definitely on the same wave length. I concur. PDJT meant it like he said it. And he said it specifically to Putin who no doubt got the message. Just like Kim did..

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          • hoghead says:

            Q doesn’t identify Mueller or Rosenstein as white hatters. Doesn’t mean neither are, just that Q wont identify them as such. [Some of these could be getting coerced into helping the white hatters instead.]

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        • Curry Worsham says:

          It.s getting pretty OBVIOUS. And include Papadapoulos.
          It’s all about to blow wide open.
          They’ve lost control of the narrative.

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          • NoJuan Importante says:

            But how can you be an involuntary plant? It seems to me that Carter Page would know what the deal was, if this is really true. And he could say what the understanding was with his handler. If he truly was a plant.

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        • NoJuan Importante says:

          If Manafort is a plant, something went completely haywire, because why wouldn’t he be treated the same as Carter Page, who to this day and not even hired a lawyer? Q sounds a little illogical on that one. Unless I”m missing something. Or unless Manafort’s prosecution is all a smokescreen and play acting and that would be really hard to believe.

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          • Curry Worsham says:

            Both were probably unwilling plants but completely different. Manafort had all kinds of actual baggage he brought with him. He was stupid to think it wouldn’t come out. Trump knew NOTHING about Manafort’s past. All he knew was Manafort was recommended to him as a delegate counter for the convention. In other words, he was a virus.

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            • Cankles Clinton says:

              Didn’t a couple persons volunteer to work on the campaign for basically no pay? It was hard for Trump to find people due to being an outsider and resistance from the swamp, so ok you have a job.

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            • Sharon says:

              Roger Stone said that Paul Manafort helped Reagan also with the delegates because they were trying to screw over Reagan too with the delegates ! And Bush was forced on Reagan for VP!

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          • Sandra-VA says:

            Or Q is not who you think… remember how “they won’t be able to walk in the streets”? Well, who is it that can’t do that right now?

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            You’re missing something.

            “Plant” in modern terms means “get the person close to the target by any means, and IC surveillance takes care of the rest. There is no “real” handler. If Page had one, it would probably all be a lie anyway – an alternative story that even if he spilled it, it would not be toxic.

            Manafort was helped in by the Fake News media – don’t you remember? They SWOONED over him. “Trump NEEDS somebody SERIOUS like PAUL (they said it so nicely) MANAFORT. Isn’t he a HUNK, too?” It was so hokey – I knew it was all wrong. Corey Lewandowsky was great. Taking him out – so desperately, with so much MSM venom – I knew something was wrong.

            Manafort is a plant, but a dirty one. The dirty feds NEEDED a dirty guy with RUS/UKR ties to put into Trump’s clean campaign, and Manafort was PERFECT. Just get people to talk the natural power-and-money-seeking guy into a power and money position. Too easy.

            Manafort is dirty for stuff he did BEFORE the Trump connection even happened. But it’s still dirt. They KNEW it when they sent him in.

            Hmmmm. I wonder if anything about THAT is in the redactions…..

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            • Curry Worsham says:

              Spot on again Wolf!
              BTW, there was a whole lotta swoonin’ goin’ on right here, iirc. Just sayin’…
              Of course, we’re all dupable.

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              • Alison says:

                Yes, Curry, but our swooning was superficially physical & innocent rather than #FakeNewsFakeSwoon. 🤪🤪

                I bet I’m not the only female Treeper who has been taken in more than once by a swoon-worthy charleton 😊

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              • wolfmoon1776 says:

                Yes. Even I swooned – particularly over the thought that Manafort would get Trump past Cruz – and I didn’t trust Manafort as far as light reflected off his makeup. All the talk about Manafort’s Ukraine corruption – it was horrifying that Trump was letting it into the campaign. Particularly in comparison to Corey, whose only crime was being targeted by a woman who was obviously an operative to me. THAT made my blood boil.

                It was LATER, when I realized that Manafort was providing an avenue for Mueller, that all my old suspicions were given new life, and CONNECTIONS became obvious.

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                • Curry Worsham says:

                  We were all impressed by him, and Trump did get past Cruz and his shenanigans.
                  And yes, it took a seasoned pro to do that, but that should have been it.
                  Instead he became campaign chairman.
                  I wonder who was responsible for that?
                  BTW, I actually remember reservations.

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                • Curry Worsham says:

                  …your reservations…

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                • churchmouse says:

                  Good heavens, Manafort stood down a mere few weeks later.

                  At that point, Kellyanne Conway was appointed.

                  Nothing personal, but such comments are a real slap in the face to Manafort — the man who did what no other Trump campaign manager could do — GET THE GOP DELEGATES!

                  Everyone here should show some appreciation for his efforts. Otherwise, you’d be complaining about President H R Clinton right now.

                  Who watched the GOP convention online every day? I happened to be one of them and saw what went on the first two days.

                  Manafort’s work was nothing short of heroic, given the circumstances.

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                • wolfmoon1776 says:

                  I think it will be interesting for historians and political scientists to debate this. You may be right – but I think there is some chance people will say there was never any “there there” on delegates to begin with. I know that SOME journalists have already talked about this (mostly at that time) – that in practice, delegate defections simply don’t happen significantly in modern times, and that it was a big, extended nothingburger. But I’ll let the experts debate it.

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            • Blue Moon says:

              Manafort helped PT secure the delegates for his nomination. Why would he be put in the Trump campaign to “help” instead of hurt? If he was a plant why did he help instead of sabotaging the campaign. Doesn’t make since to me.

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              • Sandra-VA says:

                He wasn’t a plant. He had debts to pay so he offered his services for free so that he could pay off the oligrach Deripraska with influence. Which didn’t work out too well… it was a desperate plan.

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              • Convert says:

                Are you kidding? They wanted Trump to be the nominee. That was the plan. They thought she would beat him like a drum and they would then sweep every thing under the rug, tie all the weird computer stuff to the Russians, get enough dirt on Trump to shut him up permanently. Makes sense to me.

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              • NoJuan Importante says:

                And…if you remember, the Clinton plan was for Trump to win. The Pied Piper strategy. They wanted him to win. They thought he would be easiest to beat. Huge freaking mistake. Maybe Manafort was sent in to make sure he didn’t lose the delegates.

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              • NoJuan Importante says:

                What I don’t understand is, if Manafort was a plant, and sent in to make sure Trump didn’t lose his delegates and thus present Clinton with an easier route to win, why are they so damn mad at him now? It sounds like he did everything he was supposed to do, get Trump to win the nomination and dirty him up with his ties to Russia-backed Yanyukovich. So why is he being persecuted for earlier crimes that were once closed out?

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              • churchmouse says:

                Thank you, Blue Moon! I agree.

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            • KittyKat says:

              He got the job done though (I was devastated when Corey was fired) Would the delegate problem have been solved without Manafort?

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              • wolfmoon1776 says:

                I think the delegate stuff would have been EASILY solved without Manafort. As I watched him “solve” it, I realized it was pure BS. In most cases, there was nothing to be done, but tamp down lies by the MSM. He was a media gladhandler – nothing more.

                We were GASLIT badly by the media and RINOs, and Ted Cruz / Glenn Beck / etc. were simultaneously gaslit to believe Cruz had a chance. It was a script, and we all fell for it like CHUMPS.

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                • KittyKat says:

                  thanks much for the clarity — up to now I’ve believed he was crucial to the win. The only two times I was mad at Trump were when he mocked Ben Carson’s faith and when he fired Corey — it took me a while to get over that. When I saw the photo of Corey’s family I cried and am very happy he is still on good terms with DJT

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                • KittyKat says:

                  like

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                • Curry Worsham says:

                  Wolf, I believe you are correct again. Everything went according to plan.
                  Until they got to the line in the script that said President Hillary Clinton.

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                • wolfmoon1776 says:

                  LOL!!! Hilarious!!!

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                • wheatietoo says:

                  Wolf…Cruz was the common denominator in both:

                  Michelle Fields/Shapiro/Breitbart [Cruz supporters] — torpedoed & sabotaged Cory Lewandowsky.

                  Then, Cruzbot-led efforts to steal delegates — created the ‘need’ to hire Manafort.

                  Add this to ‘Things That Make You Go Hmm’.

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                • wolfmoon1776 says:

                  Exactly – the Cruzbots had the proper PERSPECTIVE that was needed to make it “real”. Perfect media setup. Unless the media can make SOMEBODY believe the gaslight narrative, it’s just dust in the wind. But the very act of Cruz and Beck believing it, make it spread like a virus to both sides. People HAD to take it seriously, because CRUZ took it seriously.

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                • NoJuan Importante says:

                  It was easy to believe at the time that the delegates could possibly vote their own way. We just haven’t seen a situation like that in a long time, if ever.

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                • wolfmoon1776 says:

                  Delegates and Manafort was a very smart play against Trump. Corey was a nice front, but that front was vulnerable in multiple ways, including having its narrative challenged in ways that would force Trump to replace it.

                  I really feel he was cornered here, just like with the White Helmets / bogus CW manipulations.

                  The public was concern trolled, and Cruz and Beck were “hope trolled”.

                  Yes – not enough was known – very easy to believe – the media loves to push narratives against Trump – and it WORKED, because there was too much uncertainty and concern FLARED.

                  A lot of great press could be written about it, too – that insured that the narrative took hold with pundits. People could not and would not ignore the media on it.

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                • Curry Worsham says:

                  1860 Republican Convention: Seward and Lincoln

                  Presidential Ballot
                  Nominee …………….1st….3rd “corrected”
                  William H. Seward…173 ..111
                  Abraham Lincoln…..102…349

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                • churchmouse says:

                  Really, wolfmoon?

                  I normally agree with you, but on this subject, no, not at all.

                  Did you watch the GOP convention proceedings? Thank goodness Manafort had done all that hard work. Dissenters were eventually overridden, but, even at convention, that was not easy.

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                • wolfmoon1776 says:

                  I hear you, but I probably distrust MSM information FAR more than you do. I REALLY believe it was pure gaslighting – that the MSM wanted that narrative (potential electability of Cruz) to take hold and continue – and it did.

                  I also think that much of Trump’s confidence was due to NOT believing the fake news.

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              • Ditch Mitch says:

                Corey was “fired” for apearance. Corey was still promoting and advising the campaign. Everyone knew the reporter incident was a setup.

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            • KittyKat says:

              But …. when they wanted so desperately for Trump to lose why would they send someone in who helped him win?

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              • wolfmoon1776 says:

                That’s the thing – Manafort DIDN’T really help Trump win, IMO. That was an illusion. Corey could have brought in some other CLEAN “guru” and the same result would have ensued, IMO. THEN switch to somebody else like Kellyanne, if needed. Corey wasn’t the “real” campaign chair anyway – THAT was wizard Jared. A genius deception.

                OH – and my thoughts on THAT – Trump was VERY smart to get rid of Manafort. That wasn’t supposed to happen, IMO. They underestimated Trump. Trump let Manafort in, played dumb, and dumped him at the earliest opportunity. BRILLIANT.

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                • KittyKat says:

                  like

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                • NoJuan Importante says:

                  But I still don’t get why, if he was a plant, which seems reasonable, why is he being prosecuted so intensely right now?

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                • wolfmoon1776 says:

                  Narrative. The Dems inserted dirt into the Trump campaign, using all the forces at their disposal. Very smart.

                  You are not the audience. Enough Democrats to keep the DNC from imploding is the audience.

                  Democrat voters NEED to believe Trump is rotten, as the country improves. Gotta keep the air in the tires.

                  But we know what they’re doing, too, so the chess game continues.

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              • Curry Worsham says:

                They wanted Trump to win the nomination so that he would lose the general.
                Remember?

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          • hoghead says:

            Some anon on 8chan commented on Manafort’s difficult circumstances; Q responded, “Plants need to be watered.”

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            • NoJuan Importante says:

              Which means what? Riddlers have never struck me as reliable.

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              • wolfmoon1776 says:

                Riddling is deniable and limits the audience, but the target audience gets it and the EFFECT is achieved. It’s very smart. Watch it and watch the effects. Watch how much the other side wants to ridicule it and the MONEY they spend to that end. That’s how I know which side it’s on. The other side would NOT help Trump as much as Q, nor spend their beloved bucks to fight it, were it not designed to help Trump.

                But it is not only deniable as a LARP – it IS a LARP, and the proven, measured, known language is “Larp”. That, too – genius. FBIAnon was the beta test, IMO.

                The people behind Q (a) believe Podesta colleague Manafort was a plant (already known TRUE, in terms of surveillance), and (b) want Trump supporters NOT to be manipulated by “concern” for Manafort, modeling that by a lack of concern. That effect was achieved. The target audience lowered their concern for Manafort, weakening a card in Mueller’s hand, helping Trump.

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            • churchmouse says:

              That was part of Q’s disinfo.

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          • Judyw says:

            NoJuan Importante, The theory that is floating about Manafort is that his indictment was the door to giving the Podesta brothers immunity but as I understand the immunity is specific and they can still be charged and I thought Tony already turned himself in…..I have so little brain space left to keep the info retrievable!

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        • Michael says:

          Keeping Manafort in isolation for what reason exactly?
          What are they afraid he might blurt out?

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          • NoJuan Importante says:

            Probably part of it he has to meet with his lawyers constantly, and having a cellmate complicates security issues when he is shuttled back and forth all the time. I’m sure has time in “general population”

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            • Michael says:

              Published reports say he is in solitary 23 hrs a day.

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              • NoJuan Importante says:

                When he’s not meeting with his lawyers. Which is probably every day. They will have a room set up for him to meet with his lawyers several hours a day. He must not think he’s guilty to put up this fight. and if you aren’t guilty, you should not plead guilty, under any circumstances. Which is my issue with Flynn.

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      • Rodney G. Graves says:

        And to compensate for FISA 702 (17) spigot, which DIRNSA Admiral Mike Rogers had completely shut off,

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      • Retired USMC says:

        THAT!

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    • mimbler says:

      My theory, for what it’s worth, is the FISA was necessary to wiretap the Trump campaign and its people. Page was their ticket to accomplishing that.

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      • KittyKat says:

        their “ticket” unawares to Carter himself

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      • Curry Worsham says:

        Yes. But also to retroactively cover months of unauthorized surveillance and NSA data queries.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        The O-team had already been spying on Trump for some time.

        They needed the FISC warrants to give cover for what they had already been doing.

        FISC warrants are the only type of ‘secret warrant’…and they wanted to keep it all secret.

        But there has to be a “foreign” aspect to the case, to qualify for a FISC warrant — so they invented the whole lie about Russia.

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        • hoghead says:

          Shoot, the o-team had been spying on lots of people. Remember the AP phone lines being tapped? How about that reporter’s phone being tapped (can’t remember the name) and his flipping PARENTS’ phone too? And I seem to recall various members of congress being concerned about being spied on/phones tapped. Some of this stuff was well before the 2016 cycle. bo and his fellow revolutionaries didn’t just suddenly decide that spying on their opposition might be fun for the ’16 season.

          I suspect oblahblah started his spy games early in his first term…getting his feet on the ground; then, as he got his people into the three letter agencies and sympathetic careerists joined in, things got ramped up. You can just figure they were doing this sort of thing to Mittens in 2012.

          All of this, this Spygate scandal, isn’t some spur-of-the-moment quick fix. This is a logical result of many years of corrupt misuse of our three letter agencies with the enthusiastic cooperation of some career turds like mccabe, who promptly floated to the top to do oblahblah’s bidding.

          This stuff didn’t start with bo, but they became sloppy. It was SO easy taking out Romney in 2012 that they thought 2016 would be a cakewalk for madam queen. They never seriously thought she would lose.

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    • Zimbalistjunior says:

      Judging from the texts (which is pretty much the only primary source we have to go on so far), it seems their ‘plan’ was much more haphazard. They just took whatever was available to them and ran with it. What they had did not suffice in July if we are to believe that they had a FISA request rejects then. But then hey went into another gear when they decided on doing insurance policy, used the dossier combined with leaked items to the press, Harry Reid help etc to cobble together enough bs to get a FISA in time for election.

      This would enable them to leak the rumor of collusion because hey the fbi was investigating. And if they found anything to use against the campaign they’d use it. But they didn’t risk doing much like really pushing to leak the entire dossier Bc they bought the predictions that HRC was guaranteed to win.

      When she lost they shifted gears again and tried to use the interregnum time to disqualify president elect. When that didn’t work they shifted into next phase. The one we are in now. Push collusion bs plus anything else we can till impeachment.

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      • NoJuan Importante says:

        So (1) you think the “insurance policy” was not impeachment, the insurance policy was manufacturing an investigation so that could be leaked to the press, and ensure that Clinton would win? But as Strozk noted, it never really got leaked, at least not in a big way. There were rumors.

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        • zimbalistjunior says:

          the insurance policy was doing illegal things to win the election…like getting fisa warrant, leaking bs to the press, etc…insurance policy text must be read in context of other texts of same period especially the ‘we will stop him’ text from week before..

          the spin on insurance policy text (that it was to investigate the candidate in case he wins) was brought forward by a wsj reporter based on ‘sources’ who were probably strzok and page…think about this interpretation–it is completely illogical

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          • NoJuan Importante says:

            So the insurance pollcy was just manufacturing an investigation to leak it and then meddle in the election. But, like I said, it really didn’t get leaked. Wonder why? Wasn’t that the whole purpose?

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          • I won't back down says:

            yes, I don’t believe the spin at all. you are correct – the insurance policy was doing illegal things to win the election for Hillary using official intel and FBI law enforcement resources – thumb on the scale. That folks is about the most dangerous thing that has ever happened in our country (that we know about). The leaks about trump-Russia did occur and they happened prior to the election. it was all sid vicious’s idea. Hillary said it out loud and it simply did not gain the traction that she had hope that it would because the FBI (damn comey) stuck to its policy of not officially commenting on something like that. meanwhile leaks through probably strzok and others at the FBI did occur to help back up the echo chamber of isokoffs Yahoo article the mother jones articles and other whisperings of Steele (and Simpson) to the press. It was a mud-slinging political hit job aided and abetted by the FBI/Strzok/Comey and Brennan (his whispers to the NYT).

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    • andy says:

      I think the fisa law says you cant prosecute americans with information collected through fisa taps. They thought he was a foreign agent, but could not prove it . 😛

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  14. Cheri Lawrence says:

    Great to see Cryin Chuck Shumer called out as being part of the legitimization of the warrant as he and his gang of theives in the senate were shocked and “taken aback” by the news and requesting Comey do further investigation. The information laundering has never been so apparant. There is no there there!

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  15. LBB says:

    The application first denied would be extremely helpful to compare what was added to get this through.

    Page 16 starts the pathway of Source #1 ( owns foreign business intelligence/financial agency) . Used by FBI before, which is why they say they are credible . US person, law firm, sub contract involved

    Fusion GPS , Glenn Simpson, Perkin Coie, Steele ?

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      Steele

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Source 1 is Steele, US Person is Simpson/Fusion GPS and US Law Firm is Perkins Coie.

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    • Newton Love says:

      > “… Source #1 ( owns foreign business intelligence / financial agency) . Used by FBI before …”

      I remember reading about a Russian oligarch that some of his businesses went into one of those desert sand countries… Well, the FBI “lost” an agent who was running around over there, and the agent was recognized and thrown into prison.

      The FBI Director Mueller (in every evil plot) begged that Russian oligarch for help, which, bless his heart, the Russian oligarch gave. The (Keystone Cop) “operation” dragged on for many years, and though they got close a few times, the former FBI Agent was never rescued, and died in a desert sand prison.

      The FBI has been extremely grateful to that Russian oligarch for trying, probably paying him to produce a (fraudulent) film of a Trump impersonator getting peed on in a “Russian” hotel room, but I digress.

      That’s who I think is “Source #1” in this fraudulent FISA Warrant.

      I expect to find footnotes that have Trump drunk at parties, when he is well known as “tea-totaled” due to his brother’s death.

      When you are the LYING FBI and FRAUDULENT DoJ, and you think that the incoming President HRC will bury or destroy everything by Executive Order, you will go overboard embellishing the LIES, being as hurtful as possible, while having NO EVIDENCE.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        Deripraska.

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        • Newton Love says:

          Thank you! Treepers are amazing!

          “In 2009, when Mueller ran the FBI, the bureau asked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to spend millions of his own dollars funding an FBI-supervised operation to rescue a retired FBI agent, Robert Levinson, captured in Iran while working for the CIA in 2007.”
          More at:
          http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/387625-mueller-may-have-a-conflict-and-it-leads-directly-to-a-russian-oligarch

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          • gsonFIT says:

            Wasnt That Andrew McCabe that solicited Deripaska on behalf of the FBI?

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            • Newton Love says:

              > “Wasnt That Andrew McCabe that solicited Deripaska on behalf of the FBI?”

              No. If you follow and read the link I provided, the “Hill” writer clearly identifies [the corrupt cop] Robber MuleEar, when he was Dir FBI, to reach out and beg (and give other lip service) to the Russian Oligarch, to convince Deripraska to use that Russian’s own money to (for no benefit to him) to fund several failed rescue missions, staffed by incompetent FBI agents, who couldn’t rescue a paper bag from a fast food restaurant.

              I wish Strzok Peter would have died in a rescue attempt, but the puzzy Strzok only attacks people from his mahogany row office. Strzok is a puzzy bully bed wetter. Just ask his mistress, Miss Piggy.

              What did Robber MuleEar promise to Deripraska that made him want to fund 4 failed rescue operations into a desert sands country.
              What “favors” does MuleEar owe Deripraska?
              What does Deripraska have on MuleEar?
              How deep does this Donkey Party dung go?

              The Russians have more on Robber MuleEar than they have on PDJT. The Russians welcomed HRC’s courier (Robber MuleEat) as he hand carried a 10 Ounce sample of the American YellowCake (uranium ore) to Russia, so that they could evaluate the quality of the merchandise that HRC’s Secty State and Clinton Foundation was offering to Putin’s nuclear people.

              HRC’s Clinton Foundation got over $250M!
              How much did her courier (Robber MuleEar ‘moonlighting’ from his job as Dir FBI) get into his offshore accounts as his part of that seditious and treasonous transaction?

              Robber MuleEar, what’s in your (offshore account) WALLET? Are you proud of selling out your country?

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  16. David Vicknair says:

    Good luck slogging through this mess. Heavily redacted is an understatement. How the court could consider this as satisfying FOIA is beyond me. The FOIA process is a total sham: Agency refuses to comply with FOIA; Applicant goes to court which allows further stonewalling while tied up in process; Eventually court orders agency to produce the documents, but allows additional time to comply; Frequently agency ignores the order or slowwalks the release of documents necessitating another round in court; Finally released, the documents are so highly redacted as to be almost useless to the American people, to anyone without extra-sensory perception. Organizations like Judicial Watch or even NY Times spend millions to obtain information from corrupt officials. Obstructing FOIA should be a felony.

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  17. Rodney G. Graves says:

    First question:
    based on the redaction of the date of transmission: 10 [redacted] 2016
    and the redacted date of docketing 2016 Oct [redacted]
    Is this the same packet which was rejected in full by the FIS Court in July of 2016?

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    • GB Bari says:

      Most likely not exactly the same, but we do not know how close to or different from…

      No one has yet released the rejected July application, and I doubt we will see that anytime soon if ever..

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      • Newton Love says:

        > “… No one has yet released the rejected July application, and I doubt we will see that anytime soon if ever.”

        In the year 2525, (if man is still alive), the documents still won’t be released.

        PDJT, please prove me wrong, and declassify EVERYTHING used to create and continue the Witch Hunt against you!!

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        • Curry Worsham says:

          If woman can survive!

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          • Newton Love says:

            Zager & Evans: In the year 2525!
            Here’s a good YouTube on it:

            I really like the dystopian future SF images that the YT channel added to it.

            I don’t think humans will make it to 2525, let alone “10,000 years”m but what do I know?

            Born in 1958, looking at my genetic (male) family, I doubt I will live past 2038. So far, only two male Love family members have lived past 80. Who am I to think I’m special?

            It’s 2018, and I’m going to give it my best shot.
            In the year 2525? 507 years from now? Good luck! I won’t even be “Dust in the wind”

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            • Newton Love says:

              YouTube suggested this link, and golly! I got a new favorite dystopian video of the song “In the Year 2525”

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            • Curry Worsham says:

              Philosophy according to pop music.
              !955 here. I’m beginning to think: “Thought I’d something more to say.”

              Cold hearted orb
              That rules the night
              Removes the colours
              From our sight
              Red is gray and
              Yellow white
              But we decide
              Which is right
              And
              Which is an Illusion

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  18. pmdeak says:

    All those reliable news articles from their leaks formed their evidence…..blankity blanks… disgusting.

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    • Nigella says:

      Right news articles… The Judges who okayed this c**p should be drawn and quartered

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      • Rodney G. Graves says:

        That would be five different judges of the FIS Court, including the Presiding Judge. It would make for quite the turnover.

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        • Tseg says:

          I’ve seen corporations screw up and some resulting dramatic house cleaning. It would probably be healthy for the system.

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          • Newton Love says:

            Back in the day, I was a up-and-coming engineer at McDonnell Douglas. They had some troubles.

            They fired half of us engineers. They fired half of our skilled trades folks. They kept every boss and executive, and all of their secretaries. They sold everything to Boeing. Few of them work there, now.

            The FBI and Doj claim that they love and protect the rank and file Agent or prosecutor, but the reality is that unless you are Govt SES, you ain’t spit.They will throw every rank and file person under the bus, and even frame them, if necessary, to protect the precious Executives in the SES (and their secretaries).

            The hypocrisy is manifest and stinks of rotten fish!

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        • WSB says:

          Roberts oversees this circus.

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  19. All Too Much says:

    The redaction of dates is a blatant admission of guilt.
    If that’s hidden, imagine what else is in there, and isn’t.

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  20. Curry Worsham says:

    Looks like Source #1 – p. 338 footnote- is Christopher Steele.

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  21. ristvan says:

    Read thru the key parts quickly. Several notable facts.
    P. 2 Nunes is correct, the initiating ‘info’ came from State.
    P. 5 The ‘instigator’ was Clapper.
    P. 8. Timing onset suspicions confirmed. The ‘surveillance’ started 3/16, NOT with the official opening of ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ on 7/31/16.
    P. 53 ‘verified in accordance with FBI 4/5/2001 policy.’ NOT. Both Comey and McCabe testified under oath to congress otherwise.
    Pp. 63 and 65. Attested to by Comey and Yates. Both in violation of 18USC1018, felonious false attestation by federal officials.
    The heavy redactions do NOT obscure the basic illegality of this FISA application. A BIG DEAL.

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    • Putting On Its Shoes says:

      We know that the redactions are only going to make these crooks look even worse.

      Great catch on P53 verification affirmation.

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    • gda says:

      Thank you, ristvan. Invaluable reporting.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Good catch on p.53 BUT were Comey and McCabe both under oath when they testified to Congress with the contradictions?

      They’re “Licensed to Lie” (to protect the national security, I’m sure..) /s

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      • ristvan says:

        Answer: both, yes. There are congressional hearing videos of them standing and swearing prior to their testimony. So 18USC1621 felony perjury.
        But even if I were wrong about the Congressional testimony vidoes available on line, still a federal felony under 18USC1001, the same BS to which Lt. Gen. Flynn pled guilty to a Mueller ‘perjury trap’.

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    • Newton Love says:

      ristvan, you are AWESOME!

      You got all of that, and I’m still plugging through it.
      You must have a faster brain CPU speed than me, I’m still using my 1958 era brain chips.

      Good on you! You’re my hero!
      I see and observe your citations when I get there.

      These redacted passages are like sand traps on a golf course. They psych the reader out into guessing what is in the 3+ pages of this redaction, et cetera.

      I need to ignore the sand traps and just hit away. Read the parts that are not redacted, and glean what I can.

      Thank you, ristvan, for your service to the TreeHouse!

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      • ristvan says:

        NL, thanks. I am but of some small incidental service here. Remember, my much larger MAGA service was evidenced long ago by the SCOTUS cufflinks I received from the hands of Justice Clarence Thomas in his Great Hall. A long past personal anecdote comment when I was still mostly just a Lurking Lawyer.

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        • Newton Love says:

          I remember you (again)!
          Good on you again!
          Keep up the good work!
          Never give in.
          Never back down.
          Never let your opponent dictate the outcome of the present activity!

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        • ladypenquin says:

          I KNEW there was a reason I was waiting to see you weigh in, Ristvan. Didn’t know about the SCOTUS cufflinks and Justice Clarence Thomas (a great jurist and great man). How wonderful!

          As a layperson, I see not only perjury after the fact, but outright lying to the FISA Court, violation of FISA rules for warrants, and conspiracy to interfere with free and fair elections. Actually, all kinds of conspiracies. Planning to commit a crime, committing a crime, and the cover up of a crime(s) for starters.

          The threads were woven from SOS, DOJ, FBI, etc. Lots of players involved. Now we get to know if Judge Collyer is a judge of integrity and conscience, then we should see some action about this.

          As a side note, Sen Rand Paul has often annoyed me, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t right. He is clearly correct in his concerns about the power of the State, the abuse of that power, and the State run amok.

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    • WSB says:

      Many thanks for your post, ristvan.

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    • smartyjones1 says:

      Thanks a million for this!!

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  22. Putting On Its Shoes says:

    You know what’s really weird about this application?

    There is nothing in here about Hillary Clinton bribing Bruce and Nellie Ohr directly through “Nellie’s” work with Fusion to launder this crap to the FISA court. I find that just really weird. Why didn’t the FBI put that in there. It doesn’t make any sense. It would have made all so much more credible!

    Although, we must admit, I mean really, this is super, super credible already.

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    • Cankles Clinton says:

      Need sarc tag for people eating and drinking.

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      • Putting On Its Shoes says:

        If you need sarc tag, you’re not doing it right. 🙂

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        • Newton Love says:

          Some of us (especially me) don’t catch subtle sarcasm, and so read the words as written. That leads me to accuse folks of being libtards, because I didn’t catch the UNSTATED sarcasm (lacking a “/sarc” flag).

          I’m so glad that you and your clever friends are so much smarter than me. Yho “get” sarcasm without the flag. How cool is that?

          Meanwhile, I’m like Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, who are “textualists” and interpret the words as written. How well would your subtle sarcasm fair if read by a textualist?

          Thank you for demonstrating your superiority to a lowly Treeper, who is in awe of the power of your brilliance.

          (lots of /sarc in the above.)

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          • Newton Love says:

            I’m an author. I have 7 mystery / suspense novels and other pleasure reading books in print.

            As a scientist, I have 21 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and symposium proceedings.

            Let me tell you a TRUTH: If your reader is confused at what you meant in the words that you wrote, then it is your problem!

            It is the responsibility of the writer to communicate thoughts, paradigms, and new information to the readers. Given an audience that is aware enough of your topic, and well versed enough to understand the other articles in the publication, then for a writer to accuse the reader of being stupid for not understanding the subtle sarcasm, then the writer is the one at fault.

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  23. LBB says:

    Page 21 – news articles of candidate Trump’s (campaign 1) initial Ukraine policy not to arm them a factor . (Ukraine, Russia, Crimea policies )

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    • Nigella says:

      How on earth could they justify using alleged things a Candidate says during a Political campaign as evidence?

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      • Bud Klatsch says:

        Didn’t Pelosi tell us that you CANNOT believe what a candidate states in a campaign, After all it is only a campaign and meaningless what is said.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      …and it was apparently an opinion piece so not even based on fact.

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      • Nigella says:

        That’s what I mean… The Judges should be impeached

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        • DJ says:

          Sure. But their excuse? “I didn’t read it, I depended on the veracity of the people presenting it to me.”

          Yeah, that should do it.

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          • Newton Love says:

            > ‘… “I didn’t read it, I depended on the veracity of the people presenting it to me.” … ‘

            Golly, DJ, that’s just what DAG Rosenstain said in his Congressional hearing! “I’m not responsible. I got a 15 minute briefing on a 450 page FISA Court Filing, and then signed off on it. There are people (serfs) who take care of reading things for me. I am not responsible for anything that is wrong in the document, and that’s my excuse, and I’m sticking with it.
            The Buck passes here!”

            Now for the FISA Judge. “Listen: When a DoJ attorney presents their case to obtain a FISA Warrant, especially when it is against a US Person, I suspend all disbelief and accept as Gospel Truth, anything and everything that the DoJ Attorney says. That’s how this FISA stuff works. It is wholly incumbent on the FBI and DoJ to only present the truth and both sides of the story to the FISA court. If they neglected to provide both sides, that is not the FISA judge’s problem. Go talk to the DoJ.”

            Everyone involved in the ILLEGAL FISA process to “get Donald Trump” needs a serious beat-down, loss of job, loss of clearances, and tried for sedition and treason.

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        • GB Bari says:

          I tend to agree but I haven’t read the “law” or “code” so I really don’t know the level of burden of proof the FISA applicant is required to present to the FISC.

          It seems that up to now, most of the actions that we have believed to be clearly unlawful have been turned into just the perps’ alleged interpretation of weasel-worded policy.

          The real test would be to compare the FISA app that was rejected in July with this one, but the heavy redactions make that exercise futile (even if we could get the rejected version.) In other words, what did they change / add / delete…

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    • thinkthinkthink says:

      Does NOT pass the smell test.

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  24. Marygrace Powers says:

    FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer Responds to Chairman Nunes and Chairman Goodlatte Request for FISC Documents…/

    Posted on February 15, 2018 by sundance

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/15/fisa-court-presiding-judge-rosemary-collyer-responds-to-chairman-nunes-and-chairman-goodlatte-request-for-fisc-documents/

    Go back and read Rosemary Collyer’s responses/yes there was a “tone.”

    I thought it an odd response to the chairmen/ WHAT WHY NOT PROVIDE THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS JUDGE COLLYER?

    “Chairman Goodlatte has written a letter to Presiding FISA Court Judge Rosemary Collyer, requesting the FBI application documents that underwrite the October 21st, 2016, “Title 1” surveillance request against Carter Page. Goodlatte is cutting to the chase and requesting the underlying FISC material directly from the court as provided by the DOJ and FBI.”

    Judge Collyer responds to both legislative branch chairmen from the position of “never previously receiving such requests.”

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  25. Doppler says:

    Check out fn 8, describing Source #1, an identified US person, and opposition research being paid for by a US law firm into Candidate #1’s relationships with Russia. Not clear who’s who, except Candidate #1 appears to be Trump.

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  26. wyntre says:

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  27. Doppler says:

    Check out fn 8, describing Source #1, an identified US person, and opposition research being paid for by a US law firm into Candidate #1’s relationships with Russia. Not clear who’s who, except Candidate #1 appears to be Trump. Others may be Simpson, Steele, or others.

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  28. Truthfilter says:

    They used what looks to be the same reasoning, same length of supportive information on the same application but took it to a different judge 4 times I’ve counted so far. Also, it looks like a different AG signs off on each of them.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sandra-VA says:

      Sally Yates signed off on first two (with Comey); Dana Boente signed off on third one and Rod Rosenstein signed off on the 4th one.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Nigella says:

        Good old Rod signing something he didn’t even read… Toss his a** out

        Liked by 4 people

        • margarite1 says:

          Rod “SAYS” he didn’t read it.
          Not sure I believe him.

          Liked by 3 people

          • mimbler says:

            And it really doesn’t matter. When he signed it he was approving it, whether he read it or not.

            Liked by 2 people

          • DJ says:

            Oh, I believe it. Plausible deniability and all that… Allows him to blame someone else.

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          • bofh says:

            Man, in the Real World, you put your name on it, you OWN it. Whether you actually read it or not is your business, the responsibility is now yours in any case.

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          • Newton Love says:

            > “Rod “SAYS” he didn’t read it. …”

            More specifically, Rod says in so many words: “I’m a very busy man. I took a 15 minute briefing on a 450 page FISA filing, and signed off on it. I am not responsible for any mistakes (or fraud) in the FISA application. That is for the peons who work for me to do. I am only there to have them tell me that they read it, and it’s good to go.”

            The arrogant bat-turd!

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            • margarite1 says:

              The question is will he get away with it. If I sign a loan document and then say I don’t remember signing it…we know how far that will go. None of our outrage matters if he gets away with it.

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      • American Male says:

        Seditious Yates was on Fred Savage aka “Rachael Maddow’s” show late this week, her attempt however pathetic (MSDNC viewers will believe her) to get ahead of this FISA warrant release news-cycle (no doubt Obama holdovers, fellow “Resistance” members, gave her a “heads up” that it was coming), she knows she’s about to be how shall we say, “unmasked”, OFF WITH HER HEAD!

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    • WSB says:

      So, no additional information?

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  29. SPANGLER says:

    But the FBI has never attempted to gain access to the DNC server to determine who tried to hack it.

    Wray and the FBI are still trying to cover up their corrupt actions, which is in itself more corruption.

    Liked by 3 people

  30. LBB says:

    Page 22- reference to Isakoff’s Yahoo article? (part of the circular file)

    Liked by 2 people

  31. wyntre says:

    OMG!

    The War Economy is posting images from the fisa applications showing that POTUS own cabinet signed off on them including Mcasters, Coates, Pompeo, Mattis, Tillerson, etc.

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  32. John says:

    waiting for a comment from Schiff head.

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  33. Curt says:

    Thank you for posting this highly redacted document. I read it entirely. There is NO place, where I could find, ANY specific evidence cited that justifies probable cause. This document is total speculation, beginning to end, by the FBI! They cite unconfirmed sources and media articles as their probable cause for investigating and accusing Carter Page, with basically treason. Notice ALL the usual players who signed off on this “Piece of Garbage” document, starting with James Comey. As one reads through this unverified claptrap there is no coming away with the feeling that its highly politically motivated. Please, where is ONE place in this document where the accusations and sources are verified or even credible! Carter Page was FALSELY accused and investigated by the FBI and DOJ. Is it any wonder that the presiding FISA court judge, Rosmary M. Collyer, who signed the first application, came to doubt the veracity, truthfulness and accuracy of the information herein? She wrote a 99 page document that advises caution and doubt as to the truthfulness of the very warrant request she initially signed.
    If these intelligence agencies have this much authority to bring a false warrant against a citizen then anyone is really at risk. Understand , that this information is what Mueller’s year old investigation is predicated upon! The deep state and the establishment political cabal in Washington DC are fighting to regain control over this republic at any cost… Hillary Clinton was expected to win the presidency and thereby maintain their power base and control. Trump is an existential threat to these bureaucrats and their entitled agenda.
    This is truly a fight to regain the freedom and justice that these bureaucrats have usurped and think is their entitlement…….. How did we get here?

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    • Cooper45 says:

      “This document is total speculation, beginning to end, by the FBI!”
      A succinct and accurate analysis Curt.

      It comes out on Saturday. Just another coincidence. They have no class or reasonable standards of ethics at times.

      Liked by 7 people

      • DJ says:

        Maybe. Maybe not. How many of us would have time to devote to it if released during the week. You know, jobs, shopping, kid’s soccer games, etc. The timing might actually have been pretty good.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Cooper45 says:

          That makes sense. Some will miss it either way unless they are politically curious about such things as political corruption in the highest echelons of the FBI and DoJ.

          Liked by 1 person

      • NoJuan Importante says:

        But you don’t know what the redacted portion says. That’s why it needs to be declassified.

        Liked by 1 person

      • WSB says:

        PT may have had a hand in this one. Tomorrow will be fun to watch how many splodeyheads will ignore but get right to the Playboy bunnie story.

        Liked by 1 person

    • How did we get here?….Barrack Obama and his “Smart Power” administration…
      #unredact now!
      /Salute CTH

      Liked by 1 person

      • DJ says:

        “How did we get here?….Barrack Obama…”

        Nope. BO was a symptom and useful stooge . The bus ride started long before him.

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    • margarite1 says:

      I get it.

      Leak lies, use the lap dog media’s repeat of those lies as reason to spy on your enemy, fill the MSM with reports about how evil the target is and thanks to “the stupidity of the American voter” get a landslide election and impeachment hoping you can get what you want which includes covering up your own crimes and putting your friends the crooks back in power.

      Has there been anything worse in our government ever?

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  34. Cooper45 says:

    The stench of egregious injustice and a cover up is wafting out of my computer. Far more than names are redacted. Just as the important aspects of the story are about to be fully revealed the big black cover up marker is applied in huge blocks. I saw no mention of the actual culprits.

    We can see enough to know what a travesty of justice this was. Carter Page, an innocent American citizen was being deliberately used by the FBI and DOJ as the ultimate patsy for pro Hillary anti Trump partisan political purposes and not for justice or the prevention of Russian intervention. What he was doing in Russia was being done by many Dem supporters. This obscene crap is what started the Mueller probe. So much for checks and balances before FISA judges sign these ludicrous and sloppy applications.

    This almost made me puke. “The Senate Minority Leader wrote to the FBI Director and citing the reports of meetings…as evidence of “significant and disturbing ties” between Candidate #1 and the Kremlin…”

    Many uncontrollable, irrational and vindictive so called “superior” Dems would have lynched Carter Page and untold thousands of Trump supporters without a trial if they were living in a time when it was common to react this way. They and their media puppets have the audacity to disparage Trump.
    ——————————————————-

    “I declare under the penalty of perjury that the foregoing information regarding Carter Page is correct and true”
    Signed Strzok??
    Supervisory Special Agent
    FBI

    Liked by 5 people

    • thinkthinkthink says:

      99% likely Strzok is the signing Supervisory Special Agent from FBI.

      Liked by 1 person

    • beach lover says:

      “The Senate Minority Leader wrote to the FBI Director and citing the reports of meetings…as evidence of “significant and disturbing ties” between Candidate #1 and the Kremlin…”

      and thats been reported to have been started by Brennan leaking to dirty Harry Reid. Brennan is one nasty dude.

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    • Newton Love says:

      In my downloaded PDF, on PDF page 389 / 412, Andrew McCabe signed on 06/[redact]/2017.

      On PDF page 391 / 412, Rod J Rosenstein signs on 6/[redact]/17.

      This appears to be the last pages of the 4th renewal application.

      How can this be the original FISA Application, as stated at the top of the article:
      > “… the 412 page FISA application used to gain a Title I surveillance warrant against U.S. Person Carter Page in 2016 while he was working as a low-level unpaid adviser for the campaign of Donald Trump. …”

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  35. yzest5121 says:

    While there are a few nuggets (they confirm/claim State was source of “info” on Page), there is absolutely no factual information that is constitutionally necessary for support a surveillance of a US Citizen. Whatever marginal facts they had have been redacted, I am sure, to obscure the fact that they are utter crap and without adequate evidentiary foundation.

    So, my first reaction, as a trial attorney, is that the FISA Court is not a court in any sense. The entire system is a disaster and is why the judges have gone into hiding. It has a 99%+ history of approving applications for ANY APPLICANT and for ANY TARGET. When it is a Title I application each target gives them 2 leaps on the target’s contacts. When it’s a US citizen, that could easily amount to tens of thousands of targets. This so-called Court must be abolished in its current form. We need a fully-functioning “Electronic Specialty Court of General Jurisdiction” . . . literally a funded, wired, sophisticated, specialty court that can handle this stuff. We do NOT need part-time judges who change hats depending on the day and the issue and where it is a NON-ADVERSARIAL Star Chamber abused by the government.

    Second, the so-called application is actually an affidavit which must be executed by the attesting agent under P+P of P. Assertions based on hearsay, speculation and unverified sources should be viewed by the JUDGE with skepticism at best and most often disregarded. Therefore, the idle meanderings about past history of Russian interference and news reports and articles and yada yada are all without any merit or relevance to the Carter Page FISA request. It shows me again that the court is a charade and nothing but cover for the FBI/DOJ — every judge is COMPLICIT.

    That’s all from first blush. There will be more.

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    • seekingthetruth2 says:

      P + P of P……?????????????????

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    • Cooper45 says:

      Excellent suggestions.
      “It has a 99%+ history of approving applications..”

      I believe federal prosecutors also have a conviction rate in the high nineties due to the unjust Grand Jury system and the pressuring of people peripherally involved in the alleged wrong doing. They sing like larks when threatened by the ultimate legal bully–the U.S. DOJ with or without a real crime.

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      • daughnworks247 says:

        DOJ Conviction rates:
        Page 5/119 = Overall Prosecutions which includes immigration which is a layup.
        160,696 matters received with 198,111 defendants—matters received decreased
        by three percent
        * 68,591 cases filed against 91,047 defendants—case filings increased by one
        percent
        * 67,697 cases against 88,369 defendants terminated—case terminations increased
        by one percent
        * 81,934 defendants convicted
        * 93 percent conviction rate
        * 81 percent of convicted defendants sentenced to prison
        * 47 percent of prison sentences greater than 3 years
        * 27 percent of prison sentences greater than 5 years

        Click to access 10statrpt.pdf

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      • yzest5121 says:

        The high conviction rate in USDC has nothing to do with either of those factors. The criminal docket in USDC is about 10% of the total caseload. State court bears about 95-97% of criminal cases and USDC is loaded with complex civil, class actions, anti-trust etc. DOJ. in the real world, seldom brings criminal charges: usually drug cartel/RICO cases are the big ones and the other 90% are slam dunks brought for deterrence and publicity.

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      • Rodney G. Graves says:

        If you look at trial results as opposed to plea agreements, the numbers are terrible for the Feds.

        Liked by 1 person

    • beach lover says:

      Which is why Rand Paul has been such an advocate against it. Ironically, he is meeting with President Trump on Monday… might be a very interesting meeting now!

      Liked by 1 person

    • daughnworks247 says:

      P +P of P = Pains and penalties of perjury.

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    • All Too Much says:

      The FISA Court could bring in the scheme participants and conduct an inquiry about what we have learned this evening. The court would control the proceedings, and, as I’ve, and you’ve, seen more than a few times, put up with no BS, and more importantly ask the very, very hard questions. This has occurred to me before, but now its out in the public that the judges, and the court’s, were lied to, and prevented from carrying out their constitutional responsibilities. Abuse of the several constitutional rights of others in this fashion will not go unanswered by the court.

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      • yzest5121 says:

        NO I am sorry but that is wrong. The FISA Court is a non-public court of limited jurisdiction and it has no subpoena or supervisory authority. It can’t hold any kind of hearing and the DOJ would not comply with any request or demand.

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      • AloftWalt says:

        Sorry, but I believe your premise that the FISA judges are impartial and noncomplicit is flawed.

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    • 335blues says:

      I absolutely concur yzest, THE FISA COURT IS NOT A COURT IN THE LEGAL SENSE.
      IT IS A PHONY RUBBER STAMP THAT WAS CREATED TO GIVE LEGITIMACY TO WHATEVER NEFARIOUS ACTIONS THOSE THAT ARE ABOVE THE LAW (FBI, DOJ, NSA, ETC) ARE INCLINED TO BE ENGAGED IN, IN OTHER WORDS TO FOOL EVERYONE ELSE.
      The FISA court puts EVERY CITIZEN IN AMERICA AT RISK OF WHAT AMOUNTS TO
      ESPIONAGE by their own government against them.
      No wonder BRENNAN walks around like he believes he is a god, verbally threatening our
      legally elected President, laughing at all. Because BRENNAN is absolutely convinced
      he will NEVER be held accountable for his crimes.

      Liked by 2 people

    • AloftWalt says:

      It was my belief all along that the Judiciary was indeed complicit. How does justice get served in an environment where the Judiciary is in on the corruption?

      Liked by 4 people

    • Jay Wizz says:

      Most importantly, we need an automatic Advocate that appears in Court, and argues for the target of the surveillance.

      There is no due process in this system. At all.

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  36. Newton Love says:

    > From the original Sundance post: “The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI have released the 412 page FISA application used to gain a Title I surveillance warrant against U.S. Person Carter Page in 2016 … ”

    I really hate to say this, but my opinion of the FBI and DoJ is below everything evil in the universe added together.

    I doubt that the huge document that the DoJ released under a FOIA lawsuit by the NY Times, is actually the FISA document used to get the Title 1 Warrant against Carter Page. Instead, it is a forgery that the LYING DoJ and FBI cobbled together to pretend to comply with the FOIA ruling.

    Those Liars and going to Lie! and then Lie some more.

    We need a complete cleansing of that sewer department, preferably by the US Marshals and their Deputies, and let none of those Lying DoJ and FBI personnel have any access after they are surprised and walked out of the building.

    Let the clean-up begin! After all, the FBI and DoJ didn’t let Al Capone run his trial and choose the judges. The current DoJ and FBI as hold-overs from Obama’s Regime should not be allowed in any building before their Grand Jury and US Court dates!

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    • Rodney G. Graves says:

      Based on the list at the end of officials who can approve the application it is the THIRD renewal.

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      • Newton Love says:

        Rodney, I read slower than you.

        I just got there.
        Here is my take on the end document signatures:
        In my downloaded PDF, on PDF page 389 / 412, Andrew McCabe signed on 06/[redact]/2017.

        On PDF page 391 / 412, Rod J Rosenstein signs on 6/[redact]/17.

        This appears to be the last pages of the 4th renewal application.

        How can this be the original FISA Application, as stated at the top of the article:
        > “… the 412 page FISA application used to gain a Title I surveillance warrant against U.S. Person Carter Page in 2016 while he was working as a low-level unpaid adviser for the campaign of Donald Trump. …”

        But at the very top, the clerk stamp for Leeann Flynn Hall us for 2016 Oct [redact]

        How did the Clerk of the FISA court book into the FISA court records, a document that was not signed by McCabe and Rosenstain until June of 2017?

        I didn’t read the whole thing, so maybe there is a compilation of all of the FISA apps and renewals?

        Searching the canted scanned image document is not possible. I’m going back, and downloading the test version, and see what I can make of that pile of garbage.

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  37. wyntre says:

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  38. SPANGLER says:

    FBI are the ones who leaked the dossier to MSM (Yahoo if I recall) then used the MSM reporting to get the FISA.

    Circular evidence fabrication.

    Liked by 5 people

  39. Nigella says:

    Because Sessions had recused himself

    Liked by 3 people

  40. Nom de Blog says:

    Pages 16 and 17 confirm that Perkins Coie hire Fusion GPS (aka Glenn Simpson) who then hired Christopher Steele. This is no surprise, of course, but this is the FISA application that admits it used partisan dirt to violate the 4th Amendment rights of an American citizen.

    So there’s that.

    Liked by 8 people

  41. Successful Loser says:

    It has always been obvious that Carter Page was an FBI plant used to get the ball rolling. Much too pat, and you can take that to the bank.

    Liked by 2 people

  42. wyntre says:

    Here’s War Economy’s entire thread on FISA signatories.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      The signature lines are not significant… they are spaces for those allowed to sign off on FISA warrant applications. The ones that matter are those that are signed… such as Comey, Yates, McCabe, Rosenstein.

      Liked by 8 people

    • MaineCoon says:

      In the capacity of the office each individual holds, any one of them could execute the document, but Comey executed it in his capacity as FBI Director. Read the sentence, “accordingly, “I”. It does not read “We”.

      That verification is a generic document with a signature block page to include all dept/agency heads or deputies with the authority to execute a FISA app in their area.

      It’s only executed by an authorized person in the dept/agency requesting the warrant.

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  43. TheWanderingStar says:

    Where’s the application signed off by Rudolph Contreras? How does he fit into these documents?

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      He doesn’t other than Strzok & Page were thinking about surreptitiously coercing him.. under cover of a cocktail party or some such (per their texts). It apparently did not happen.

      Liked by 3 people

      • stephen fenlon says:

        Contreras was involved in the prosecution of Gen. Flynn.
        I don’t know how many judges make up the FISC panel ?

        Liked by 2 people

      • TheWanderingStar says:

        He recused himself or was forced to recused as the judge in the Gen Flynn case. Seems odd he was so prominently mentioned in the Page/Strzok texts and was also a judge in a very important case involving a member of the Trump administration.

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  44. Chicago->Arizona says:

    Judge Michael W. Mosman serving a 2013-2020 term on the FISA Court.

    Mosman then went on to law school at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.
    He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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  45. Chicago->Arizona says:

    Judge Anne C.Conway
    April 2016 Chief Justice John Roberts appointed Conway to the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for a term starting May 19, 2016 (wiki).

    Liked by 1 person

  46. Angel Martin says:

    I know people are frustrated with the redactions, but if you want to read the unreadacted version – read the Steele Dossier !

    Because, contrary to Democrat claims, that’s all this is based on.

    Liked by 3 people

  47. JoD says:

    At the halfway mark, here.
    Even without a magnifying glass, there seems to be a dog pile of incriminating data.
    I am totally flummoxed as to why the FBI/DOJ would allow this to be released.
    They must have one fine-tuned, BS story to cover up this mountain of illegality.

    Also, Foreign Agent, Carter Page is making a HUGE mistake talking to Jake Trapper.
    CNN is where the cover-up begins.

    Liked by 3 people

  48. Thomas Anderson says:

    Counting pages…since there isn’t a lot to read.

    Applications:
    1st Application (Oct 2016) 66 pages
    2nd Application (Jan 2017) 79 pages
    3rd Application (Apr 2017) 91 pages
    4th Application (Jun 2017) 101 pages

    Primary Order and Warrant:
    1st 17 pages
    2nd 19 pages
    3rd 19 pages
    4th 20 pages

    Other weird details that jumped out.

    On page 271 of the pdf, Dana J. Boete has trouble spelling out the 2nd letter of “April”

    The 3 signatures of James Comey. The last letter. The Oct 2017 “y” on the signature curves down and is much different then the April 2017 “y” which zips up. PDF pages 63, 159, 269

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  49. Chicago->Arizona says:

    Judge Raymond J. Dearie
    “In his own speech, Judge Dearie called on sports stars and entertainment figures to use their celebrity to talk about the problems of the criminal-justice system, suggesting that professional leagues run public service advertisements “during the N.B.A. finals or at halftime during a Giants game” (NYT).

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