Story About Investigating Carter Page as a Spy Since 2013 Is More FBI BS

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The following information comes from Powerline Blog.

We have been repeatedly told that Carter Page has been on the FBI radar as a spy since 2013. That was to make us all think a FISA warrant against him as a Russian agent in October 2016 was somehow feasible. Well, that appears to be untrue.

A former FBI agent tells a different story to Scott Johnson of Powerline and this one makes sense.

In 2013, the FBI was listening to Russians and not investigating or wiretapping Carter Page. They were investigating Russians and picked up Page who was in touch with Russians [on business].

As is standard, the FBI contacted Page and convinced him to cooperate with them against those Russians. In other words, they asked him to work undercover, ask questions. This is standard procedure.

The Russians probably knew what was going on. They called Page an “idiot”. Page as a master spy is a joke. Carter Page does come off as an idiot on TV. Master spy he is not.

A FISA warrant isn’t given out for talking to Russians. That’s still not a crime. The FBI account is unlikely.

Read the complaint against Carter Page: “Former Trump Aide Carter Page Was on U.S. Counterintelligence Radar Before Russia Dossier.”

Scott Johnson of Powerline blog has a theory:

Carter Page is featured in the complaint paragraphs 32-24, at pages 12-13. It explains exactly how the FBI learned about Carter Page. The Russians would need to be brain dead not to realize this is Page. Further, the email is not exactly a “clandestine intelligence” technique. Providing one’s personal, non-expert, opinions regarding “the current and future of the energy industry” to a Russian–any Russian–doesn’t make you an agent of the Russian government. And a willingness to discuss all this with the FBI is proof to the contrary.

None of this is bona fide proof but it’s pretty dang close.

Read the story at Powerline.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Sara you have it right and most other sites have it wrong. The CTH site claims he was an FBI agent! That site claims it breaks new ground, but is continually wrong on the big things. For example, CTH recently argued that there were no FISA warrants! They ridiculed Sara Carter as being deep state.

    It could be that Page was on the FBI radar and they exploited him regarding the Trump campaign.

    I want a fair fight. With Sessions in charge just 1 side is fighting – that’s the bad guys.

    • Is CTH Conservative Tree House? I found them to be conspiratorial and wrong on a few things so I rarely go to the site. Rush quoted that site one day and the information turned out to be completely wrong.

      I don’t like to be wrong or make mistakes.

      The idea of Sara Carter being Deep State sounds silly to me.

      Carter Page as a Russian agent or an FBI agent sounds silly to me as well. Did you hear him last night on Ingraham? He’s not stupid but – I don’t want to charaterize him – but he is oblivious socially.

  2. It surely appears with the following two articles that Carter Page Was an FBI informant, undercover, against Russians who were indicted in court.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-espionage/fbi-penetrated-new-york-based-russian-spy-ring-using-hidden-recorders-idUSKCN0WB2NM

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/us/politics/carter-page-trump-russia.html

    And this is the sealed complaint the article speaks about

    http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/2015_0126_spyring2.pdf

  3. Page 19 of the Carter Page HPSCI hearing of Nov 2, 2017 Confirms unequivocally that Page was, indeed, the “Male-1” in the Russian Spy case.

    Therefore Every DAMN one of the Democrats making accusations against Page being suspected as a “foreign spy” should be called on it. THIS IS THE PUBLIC RECORD, and they lie in the face of it.

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