Australian Government Confirms Official Role in “Spygate”…

In response to media inquiry and FOIA demands, the government of Australia formally admitted today to the role of High Commissioner Alexander Downer and his engagements with George Papadopoulos in 2016.  The timing coincides with the Mueller Report (released today), which states it was information about this engagement from Alexander Downer that opened the FBI counterintelligence investigation in July 2016.

The Australian government cited the conclusion of the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation as the background for their willingness to comply with an 15-month-old FOIA request from Buzzfeed News.

Alexander Downer is the Australian diplomat who engaged George Papadopoulos in London just days after U.S. intelligence asset Joseph Mifsud told Papadopoulos that Russians had emails from Hillary Clinton.

We can take the FOIA information and overlay it into some really fantastic research on Alexander Downer, previously done by TWE:

In 1956, Australia — alongside New Zealand — were both added to the newly expanded UKUSA Agreement, which extended intelligence co-operation to those two countries with the current members of the agreement — United Kingdom, United States and Canada — which formed the alliance known as “Five Eyes”.

Many years later, on February 22, 2006, Alexander Downer and Bill Clinton signed a memorandum of understanding to spread grant money over the course of four years to a project to provide screening and drug treatment to AIDS patients in Asia as part of the Clinton Foundation.

On February 18, 2014, Downer was announced as Australia’s next High Commissioner to London, where he would replace Mike Rann.

Between March 7–13, 2016, Director James Comey visited Australia and met with Attorney General George Brandis and Justice Minister Michael Keenan.

Three days later, on March 16, Director James Clapper arrived in Australia from New Zealand via a C-17 Globemaster.

On May 10, 2016, at the Kensington Wine Rooms in London, England, Downer met with George Papadopoulos, where Papadopoulos — having been introduced through two intermediaries, Christian Cantor and Erika Thompson — mentioned that Russians had material on Hillary Clinton.

There’s a little bit of a conflict in the dates (likely due to the significantly different time zones between London and Australia). According to Downer’s calendar schedule the meeting was May 11th, 2016 (as released today)

Alexander Downer decided to inform the United States Embassy in London, England about his conversation with Papadopoulos, upon the release of the Democratic National Committee’s e-mails by WikiLeaks on July 22, 2016.

Here’s the heavily redacted cable communique from Downer to Canberra, AU office, on May 11th, 2016, the day he meting Papadopoulos (as released today):

Here’s the excerpt from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report that describes the events.  However, worth noting Mueller assigns this meeting to May 6th, 2016. (?):

[Page #89, Muller Report]

Note: I cannot reconcile the disparity in date of May 6th, 2016 (Mueller) -vs- May 10th/11th, 2016 (Downer).

Alexander Downer decided to inform the United States Embassy in London, England about his conversation with Papadopoulos, upon the release of the Democratic National Committee’s e-mails by WikiLeaks on July 22, 2016.

On July 23, 2016, the Australian Government contacted Elizabeth Dibble at the United States Embassy to inform her about Downer and Papadopoulos’s conversation.

Somehow the information was transmitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Crossfire Hurricane was then opened on July 31, 2016 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Two days later, on August 2, 2016, Special Agent Peter Strzok and another agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation met with Downer directly in London to discuss his conversation with Papadopoulos further. Strzok then received reading materials, which he texted about to Lisa Page.

However, it’s worth noting  information provided by Devin Nunes (April 2018) as it pertains to an unofficial channel of information that surrounded these events:

REPRESENTATIVE DEVIN NUNES: “That’s correct. So it took us a long time to actually get this, what’s called the “electronic communication”, as we know it now for your viewers, what it is it’s the original intelligence, original reasons that the counterintelligence was started.

Now this is really important to us because the counterintelligence investigation uses the tools of our intelligence services that are not supposed to be used on American citizens. And we’ve long wanted to know: what intelligence did you have that actually led to this investigation? So what we’ve found now, after the investigators have reviewed it, is that in fact there was no intelligence.

So we have a traditional partnership with what’s called the Five Eyes Agreement. Five Eyes Agreement involves our friends in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and of course, us. So long time processes and procedures in place where we move intelligence across.

We are not supposed to spy on each others’ citizens. And it’s worked well. And it continues to work well. And we know it’s working well because there was no intelligence that passed through the Five Eyes channels to our government.

And that’s why we had to see that original communication. So now we’re trying to figure out, as you know, we are investigating the State Department, we think there’s some major irregularities in the State Department, and we’re trying to figure out how this information about Mr. Papadopoulos of all people who was supposedly meeting with some folks in London, how that made it over across into the FBI’s hands.” (Video Interview Link)

Also, during a MAGA Rally in Las Vegas, NV on September 20, 2018, when President Donald Trump was interviewed by Sean Hannity, the President mentioned that two foreign governments were attempting to block the declassification of the FISA on Carter Page.

“We’re also dealing with foreign countries that do have a problem, I must tell you. I got called from two very good allies saying ‘please, can we talk?’ So it’s not as simple as all that. And we do have to respect their wishes. But it’ll all come out.”

 — President Donald Trump

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The following day, Sept. 21, 2018, President Trump posted these tweets:

We already know Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper is a U.S. intelligence asset used to run an operation against Carter Page.  If Joseph Mifsud is shown to be a U.S. (or Western) intelligence asset; not Russian; and he planted the Clinton email story on Papadopoulos, then the make-up of the operation to frame Papadopoulos is solidified.

Downer would be used to extract the information planted by Mifsud; giving the appearance of Russian influence.

 

 

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298 Responses to Australian Government Confirms Official Role in “Spygate”…

  1. CNY3 says:

    Those spies are soooooo fkd it feels like we just won the lottery. 😁🎉🎈🥂🍻🍾

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  2. apcharles says:

    Obama instituted Sanctions on Russia on Dec. 29, 2016

    that was the exact same day he knew that Michael Flynn would be having a conversation (that Obama was recording/spying) with Russia’s US Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

    —- let that sink in

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  3. Liberty Forge says:

    I have not read all the comments, but I will put this out there.

    Suppose — just suppose — and I think the eventual evidence will prove this — that Carter Page AND George Popadopulous are not who they are portending to be. Neither of them are who the media, nor themselves, are trying to portray.

    Just suppose that both of them are actually “spies” from the very beginning.

    How does that change things?

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Those two came on the Trump campaign as Manafort worked to give Trump his Intelligence Group 2.0, during the campaign. Each would either have had to know how to volunteer, including coming to Manafort’s attention, to get considered, or [ Manafort knew to select them or someone informed or guided Manafort to that decision ].

      Or, this recruitment effort by Manafort of C Page, Papa , and Sessions was a cover for something else.

      They could flat out be spies, but spies have to work on assignments; they don’t just wander around trying to get ties to different groups for fun and profit.

      I would like to hear someone smarter than me discuss what it means that Manafort brought on these three.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        Clovis brought george p over from the carson campaign and carter page volunteered through ed cox of nygop. They were not brought in by manafort.

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      • deqwik2 says:

        Carter Page was referred to Cory Lewandowski by Ed Cox in late 2015 & was introduced to Cory in Jan 2016.

        “But for Cox, referring Page to the Trump campaign manager at time in late 2015, Corey Lewandowski, was a courtesy extended to someone he knew from the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain of Arizona in New York.

        Cox opened the door right at the top of Trump’s longshot presidential bid – Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager.

        Page told the committee that Lewandowski was happy to see him.

        “He said, `Let’s meet up … I’d be happy to,” because “Ed Cox is a respected individual,” Page said.

        On the day of the meeting at Trump Tower in January 2016, Page had to wait for quite a while.
        Eventually when he was ushered into Lewandowski’s office, he observed a frenetic man trying to squeeze in a few coherent thoughts and questions amid people running in and out of his office and two ringing cell phones.

        Eventually he was led to the office of another top campaign staffer, Sam Clovis, who ultimately steered Page to Trump’ embryonic foreign-policy team.

        In March 2016, Trump mentioned Page as one of five foreign-policy advisers. Democrats at the time mocked the team as a hastily assembled array of nobodies, a sharp contrast with the brain trust of diplomatic-world heavyweights advising Clinton.”

        https://www.timesunion.com/7day-state/article/N-Y-GOP-s-Cox-introduced-Carter-Page-to-Trump-12553410.php

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      • James Groome says:

        In March 2016 Page was commended by the FBI and DOJ for his help in securing the conviction of an actual RUSSIAN SPY..

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      • Keith D. Rodebush says:

        The only way it makes sense to me, if one assumes these were Trump friendly assets setting up the Deep State, is that they may have been Military Intelligence operatives.

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    • Carrie says:

      I guess not much except Clovis is up to his neck in this?

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    • Maquis says:

      I don’t buy it with Papadopolous, but Page, maybe, maybe not.

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    • NAHALKIDES says:

      I don’t think it would change much. Page, in fact, was very likely at least approached by the CIA at some point because he’s just the kind of guy they would recruit to spy on Russia, and we know he worked with the FBI in the past. Papadopolos is less likely to have worked for either agency, but there he was, with his distant connection to the Trump campaign. That made him the ideal patsy for the Deep State’s plot: send Mifsud to inform him the Russians had dirt on Hillary (probably pure fiction) and then send Downer to pump him to repeat the story (concocted by the Plotters) which in turn would be used as grounds to open a “counterintelligence investigation”.

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    • jackphatz says:

      There are others who do not trust Carter pages explanation of things, the fact he was never on the hot seat like everyone else. PopaD is just too eager to be pardoned.

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      • TigerBear says:

        ROFL Typical……blame those who have been harmed unjustly and twist until they are fingered and spotlighted as the criminals rather than the true targeted victims they were! Yep, you’ve got the dem blue game down pat!

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    • Guffman says:

      Have you listened to Page and Papa in interviews? These guys are NOT spies. Patsies… yes. They had no idea what was going on, or how they were being set up and used.

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      • David Zink says:

        Agreed. One of the things they put in report was that people deleted information. Papadapolous demeted his FB account when he got suspicious about the woman Mifsud introduced him to who claimed to be Putin’s neice. Papa D has no reason to think he should keep it. Didn’t know he was under surveillance and was trying to protect himself from proper bad actors. If he was colluding he wouldn’t have distanced himself from them. He wouldn’t have removed a line of communication.

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      • David Zink says:

        Agreed. One of the things they put in report was that people deleted information. Papadapolous demeted his FB account when he got suspicious about the woman Mifsud introduced him to who claimed to be Putin’s neice. Papa D has no reason to think he should keep it. Didn’t know he was under surveillance and was trying to protect himself from proper bad actors. If he was colluding he wouldn’t have distanced himself from them. He wouldn’t have removed a line of communication.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Papadopoulus was approached on 3/14/16 and invited to be a part of the campaign on 3/16/16, or a time frame close to this. How much colluding can you do with Vlad Putin in approximately one week at most?

      Carter Page was top 10 in his class at U.S. Naval Academy. Directed studies his last year or 2. Not sure if he is a spy but I am glad he is on our side if he is.

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    • Suppose–just suppose–I have a Third Eye but I can’t see a damn thing out of it. What would that portend?

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    • rosewater49 says:

      Spying for the CIA/FBI? You used portend incorrectly

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    • Bryan Alexander says:

      I don’t think Papa d is. He got used. Target of opportunity.

      I’m pretty convinced that Carter Page was working for the CIA the entire time he was “advising” the Trump campaign. Page is officially the whole reason for FISA warrant. He was not charged at all.

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  4. mopar2016 says:

    The Australian government seems to have a problem with their English language.

    This is what I heard them say: “Sorry for stabbing you in the back America, we would’ve leveled with you but we didn’t want to ruin our relationship”.

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  5. Darren says:

    Carter Page was working for the FBI just 6 months before the FISA. Why is everyone so sure he’s not an FBI asset? The timeline makes no sense.

    Secondly the SC Report still portrays Mifsud as a Russian asset. This is complete hogwash.

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  6. Gman Hunt says:

    My understanding is that Mifsud has disappeared, some have claimed dead, so what is the source of the information regarding what Mifsud said to George P.? Did the FBI interview him before he disappeared? If not, then this information is second hand at best, unless it came from Papadopolous, or if the FBI had tasked with Mifsud with this.

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  7. Og Oggilby says:

    Well, tie me kangaroo down, sport….

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  8. aumechanic says:

    Page was an fbi witness against Russia and then fbi turned around and accused him of being a Russian spy to get the fisa, right?

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Carson Napier says:

    I’m sure Mueller will be right on it. He finally has his collusion.

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  10. USA First! says:

    World wide globalist conspiracy against We Th People wanting to MAGA. If this corruption isn’t dealt with ( which I believe it will be) the Tree of liberty is going to be watered in short order by Patriots that have had enough with the treason and undermining of the Constitution and rule of law.

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  11. sundance says:

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  12. YetAgain says:

    You said ” I cannot reconcile the disparity in date of May 6th, 2016 (Mueller) -vs- May 10th/11th, 2016 (Downer).”

    Is it possible that the emails (not the 30,000 Hillary deleted) but the DNC/Clinton email that according to The DNC timeline of when they were “hacked” might not lineup if Meuller associated the Downer meeting with the later date.

    Either way my guess is that when dates don’t match it is because the Meuller team needed to “coordinate” and cover various knowable and/or previously released bits of information that now is causing a problem that needs to be adjusted for.

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    • Leo G says:

      The most likely reason the dates don’t match is that Alexander Downer had the meeting with Papadopoulis on the 10 May, as his records show, but that Papadopoulis had previously suggested (on the 6th May 2016) to a different representative of a foreign government that the Trump Campaign has received those “indications” from the Russian Government.
      Perhaps that other government representative had connections to Joseph Mifsud and was already acting as an agent for the FBI.
      Alexander Downer already had a reputation as a useful idiot when he was an Australian Goernment cabinet minister. He also had connections with Stefan Halper and would have been prepared to play his part in diverting attention from the real channel by which the information was passed to the Americans.

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  13. Liberty ONE says:

    The QUESTION is who from the U.S engaged DOWNER to engage GEORGE P. Try BRENNAN and/or DOS rep. Same goes for MIFSUD & HALPER ! Brennan, Clapper & Commiey are the trio . NOW when is the UK MI6 going to come clean…..DECLASSIFY!

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  14. David Zink says:

    No discussion of why in the Australia memo they claim such harm to our relationship if they pass on the information since we already know Downer was Australian? What don’t we know?

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  15. David Zink says:

    No discussion of why in the Australia memo they claim such harm to our relationship if they pass on the information since we already know Downer was Australian? What don’t we know?

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  16. snellvillebob says:

    The real question is who in the US government asked Downing, Mifsud, and Halper to do these things? My best guess is Brennan and Clapper.

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  17. Visitor says:

    Ok…Misfud is linked to Soros through the Atlantic Council ( A NATO think tank) which he funds through Ploughshares Foundation. Interestingly Ash Carter, Obama’s former SEC DEF, is the head of the Atlantic Council.
    Misfud is living in Italy right beside the US Embassy on the Link campus, also funded by Soros.
    The connections are mind disturbing. But here is a piece that will help.
    https://www.vetr.com/posts/5945835684-Maltese-Professor-Who-Lured-Papadopoulos-Tied-To-Soros-Open-Society-Foundation

    I believe if this onion is peeled back we’re going to see that Comey and the other conspirators are just pawns in the game. There are much much bigger fish in this.

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  18. All Too Much says:

    “And we’ve long wanted to know: what intelligence did you have that actually led to this investigation? So what we’ve found now, after the investigators have reviewed it, is that in fact there was no intelligence.”

    Amazing.

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  19. ~Australia ADMITS to their participation in the Coup against Pres. Trump.~
    NBC employee & TRAITOR former FAILED Obama CIA Dir. John O. Brennan used the Uber-Lax-UK-SPYING-Restrictions to have them SPY on U.S. Citizens thus the reason British GCHQ Chief (Robert Hannigan) suddenly Resigns 1/23/2017, Australian High Commissioner to the UK Alexander Downer informs the U.S.Embassy’s then-chargé d’affaires, (Elizabeth Dibble),(who previously served as a principal deputy assistant secretary in Mrs. Clinton’s State Department) of the P-Dop meeting…was on Hakluyt’s Advisory Board with former MI6 Head Sir Richard Dearlove & Stefan Halper…has ties to (China’s 5G Huawei in Australia)…along with arranging one of the largest foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation – $25 million from the Australian government.
    *Like the newspaper Comics “Where’s Waldo”…Where IS that FBI-Safe-House that the Mysterious Maltese Prof. Joseph Mifsud…Hiding.*
    https://themarketswork.com/2018/08/14/george-papadopoulos-alexander-downer-the-opening-of-the-fbi-investigation/

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  20. Blind no longer says:

    A worldwide coup, participated in by multiple world governments and assets, orchestrated by Barrack Obama, John Brennan and Hillary Rotten Clinton, to take out Donald J Trump!

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  21. askandgettruth says:

    your country never left england. stand up and be a country not a colony of the brit assholes.you are as corrupt as the usa and england. how about the clinton foundation ???

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  22. TomA says:

    The Mifsud/Downer meetings were part of a coordinated sting aimed at Papadopolous. This sting was organized and overseen by Brennan using CIA assets. Comey and Strzok were ancillary participants, but kept at arms length in order to maintain plausible deniability. If Barr can get Downer into a situation in which he must provide sworn testimony, this whole thing will blow wide open.

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  23. Paprika says:

    It would seem to me that one “whole cloth truth” stands out from all this mess. And that truth is that all “intelligence agencies’ in all of our countries have been, are currently, and probably will always be Rogue entities that serve their own purpose–not the people or government of their county.

    They become corrupt, self serving, consumed with their own “games” of political intrigue and scheming, and cause great damage to all countries whether to their own country or other countries with their meddling.

    It would seem that for every time they state that they have “saved us” from some “bad” event or outcome you can count 2 times that they totally missed, or misread, or were totally unaware of , or actually caused other “bad” events that nailed us.

    And with the very nature of their unaccountable super secret cover of “for national security”, we have absolutely no idea whether their clandestine activities do us more harm than good. I want to believe that they truly do protect and serve our country by finding information and acting accordingly on that information to protect and serve–but again……Who watches the watchmen watching the watchmen that watch over our country? Congressional oversight committees sure as hell isn’t the answer!

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  24. Larry says:

    GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS ‘SHOCKED’ MUELLER REPORT TOLD TRUTH THAT HE WAS ‘ILLICITLY TARGETED’ OVER ISRAEL TIES
    https://buzz4feed.home.blog/2019/04/19/george-papadopoulos-shocked-mueller-report-told-truth-that-he-was-illicitly-targeted-over-israel-ties/
    I wonder – was the whole Russia thing started because Brennan feared Trump would be a strong and fervent supporter of Israel? Obama people made a policy decision to support Iran over Israel.

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    • JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

      The Obama admin was working on a deal to put a pipeline for newly discovered natgas reserves off the shore of isreal to run thru turkey. PapaD was proposing thru his contacts with greece and cyprus to run it thru greece into europe. this PISSED obama admin off. he was on the obama admin radar already.

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  25. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    Sundance, could the difference in dates have to do with the presence of lack of presence of Preistap or Stroke in London?
    Big difference if FBI was in London BEFORE Downer sends this cable than if they were in Lodon AFTER.

    When in May was FBI in London?

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    • Patricia Anderson says:

      I think u will find that when Clapper and Comey were in Australia in MARCH 2016,they went to the UK after.???

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  26. Margaret Berger says:

    I don’t understand how Israel would benefit from framing someone in the Trump campaign and work to help illery who would have kept the Iran deal in place among other anti-Israel and Jewish policies.

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  27. I won't back down says:

    Clapper took a secret trip to NZ and AU on Mar 16-17th 2016 which is same date an Iranian plane was photo’d on the tarmac next to his and is the same day the 2nd payment in the dossier was made

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Avery1776/status/1119307644286717953

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  28. Mark Hambrick says:

    Let’s see….Lee Harvey Oswald. Seen in New Orleans with anti-Castro Cubans, seen in New Orleans handing out pro-Castro leaflets. A man, reportedly barely literate, maintains a P.O. Box wherever he goes, as well as a library card (old time spies used to meet and pass notes in the aisles of books in a publuc library), A man who never earnec more than just above minimum wage, somehow affords to rent office space at 514 Camp Street in New Orleans,and hires a helper thru a local labor hall to help him pass out pro-Castro leaflets.
    And on and on….And in the end, his CIA handlers left him hanging out to dry for the JFK assassination and may have ordered poor Oswsld killed. So what the hell am I saying? Carter Page was a low level intelligence operative who, like Oswald, was abandoned to his own fate once his usefullness was used up.

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