The Washington Post just broke the news that campaign advisor Carter Page was selected to be monitored by the FBI and Justice Department. This is proof that the administration went far and beyond the pale in trying to get something on Trump and his team.
House sources say investigation into unmasking is looking into the possibility that more evidence than just the Trump Team was collected
— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) April 12, 2017
Source: Washington Post
The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said.
The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia, according to the officials.
This is the clearest evidence so far that the FBI had reason to believe during the 2016 presidential campaign that a Trump campaign adviser was in touch with Russian agents. Such contacts are now at the center of an investigation into whether the campaign coordinated with the Russian government to swing the election in Trump’s favor.
Page has not been accused of any crimes, and it is unclear whether the Justice Department might later seek charges against him or others in connection with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The counterintelligence investigation into Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections began in July, officials have said. Most such investigations don’t result in criminal charges.
Now according to the report, Page had been an investment banker in Moscow and Trump was tabbing him to be a foreign policy advisor. This is serious.
Was Carter Page put under surveillance due to political motivation? That is a very serious.
Here is my question to Democrats plain and simple.
How exactly has Russia interfered with the US elections? Regardless what Russia TRIED to do; what DID they do? When you can answer that question, THAT is when a Special Prosecutor should be appointed. Until then, let’s assign a Special Prosecutor to investigate Hillary and the Clinton Money-Laundering Foundation; there IS evidence of broken laws there!
Day by day, it is becoming increasingly clear via the lack of forthcoming evidence to the contrary, that the Obama administration ginned up the whole “Russia Narrative” as a smokescreen to eavesdrop on its political opponents during an election season. Democrats have been kicking up dust about Trump and Russia (laughable on its face). We now know why. Obama holdovers in Government (including Comey) have been playing their roles as well.
The more time goes by, the more clear this episode is becoming. The Putin and Trump are buddies narrative remains for the intellectually weak and/or the intellectually dishonest.
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