WASHINGTON. The Freaky Friday Department of Justice (DOJ) document dump involving the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation proves one thing beyond a doubt. The FISA warrants issued against Trump campaign aide Carter Page were based on dubious allegations from the dossier compiled by former British agent Christopher Steele. This was, of course, the same opposition research dossier bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
The mother of all document dumps
The heavily redacted DOCUMENT released Friday identifies Page as “an agent of a foreign power.” That in itself is interesting in light of the statement made by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recent indictment of 12 Russians for so-called “meddling” in the 2016 presidential election.
According to Rosenstein:
“There is no allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing participant in the alleged unlawful activity. There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election.”
Trump-Russia investigation: Seeing Russians behind every bush
And yet, an FBI FISA warrant application states the following unequivocally.
“The FBI believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian Government” to “undermine and influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election… the FBI believes that the Russian Government’s efforts are being coordinated with Page and perhaps other individuals associated with Candidate #1’s [Donald Trump’s] campaign.”
This FBI “belief,” based solely on largely manufactured opposition research paid for by the Clinton-DNC combine, provided the flimsy cornerstone for the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation.
#1 is in deep #2
The redacted document goes on to list British spy Christopher Steele as its “Source #1,” a fact it freely admits.
“Source #1 has been compensated by the FBI.”
But the very next sentence then undercuts Steele’s ethics while simultaneously asserting his reliability.
“The FBI suspended its relationship with Source #1 due to Source #1’s unauthorized disclosure of information to the press… Nevertheless, the FBI assessed Source #1 to be reliable as previous reporting from Source #1 has been corroborated and used in criminal proceedings.”
The document also includes Page’s denials to his FBI inquisitors that he was “lying.”
“Page further claims that the information [of alleged treason] relied on by Candidate #2’s [Hillary Clinton’s] campaign, certain members of the U.S. Congress, and the media are lies that were completely fabricated by Candidate #2’s paid consultants and private investigators.”
The Clinton campaign and DNC admitted they paid $12 million for dossier Steele compiled under the auspices of Fusion GPS.
So, what does all this mean?
The Obama administration could not launch a criminal investigation. At least not one based on the dubious charge that Trump and his campaign tampered with America’s electoral system. That would require a higher standard to reach the level of “probable cause.” And so instead, the Obama administration launched a counter-espionage investigation. Aimed directly at the GOP’s 2016 presidential candidate, the government launched this Trump-Russia investigation on a preposterous pretext. It alleged that the party which defeated the Soviet Union under President Reagan was now working for Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Subsequently, a corrupt FISA court ignored the stench emanating from the dubious Steele dossier. On that flimsiest of “evidence,” the FISA court found probable cause in the dossier’s unfounded allegations.
That same dossier — whose claims the Trump-deranged media would love to verify — has essentially been debunked. Over two years later, to this day, neither the FBI, the DOJ nor the DNC’s media acolytes can prove otherwise. The Trump-Russia investigation is essentially a witch hunt meant to destabilize or even terminate the service of a duly-elected American president.
What’s to be done?
Short answer: Burn down the Deep State.
President Trump has every reason to order the declassification of all documents related to the fraudulent counter-intelligence operation waged against him by the CIA, NSA, FBI, DOJ and the FISA court.
Many Democrats have claimed the release of the Trump investigation’s secret documents, though heavily redacted, threatens the lives of Deep State operatives.
If that is true, protecting the cherished liberties of Americans outweighs the risks and, frankly, the lives of dissembling creeps like the FBI’s contemptable Peter Strzok. More than likely, the redactions are meant to hide the names of those and other Deep State crooks.
Consent of the governed
The Declaration of Independence stipulates that a just government operates by “consent of the governed.” But today, the U.S. Government’s DOJ, its secret agencies and its warrant-granting, FISA Star Chamber – which sanctioned their activities – clearly worked in concert with the Obama White House, the Clinton presidential campaign, the DNC and Fusion GPS’s Kremlin-connected British spy, Christopher Steele to circumvent that constitutionally ordained consent. And they did so with a major assist from the corrupt mainstream media.
Americans will soon have the chance to remedy the aforementioned Deep State treachery by using the same weapon they employed against it in the historic presidential election of 2016: the ballot box.
Top Images: Justice Department. Photo: Justice Department.
Inset image left, Justice Department FISA surveillance request. Inset image right, Carter Page, MSNBC screen grab.