In an unprecedented move, the Department of Justice has released 412 pages of top-secret documents related to surveillance conducted against former Trump campaign chairman Carter Page.
The documents include an October 2016 application and three renewal applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants taken out against Page.
The New York Times and other news outlets obtained the applications through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
“The FBI believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government,” reads the FISA application.
“As discussed above, the FBI believes that Page has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government,” reads the initial FISA application, dated Oct. 21, 2016. The Justice Department and FBI obtained three additional FISAs in January, April and June 2017.
The application also says that the FBI had probable cause to believe that Page engaged in “clandestine intelligence activities” and is an agent of a foreign power.
Republican and Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence previously released highlights from the documents. A memo released by Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has revealed that the Justice Department and FBI relied heavily on the Democrat-funded Steele dossier in the FISA applications.
The dossier is the first piece of evidence cited in the FISA application section laying out the allegations that Page coordinated with Russian government officials on election-related “influence activities.”
That section cites information from “Source #1” who alleged that during a trip to Moscow in July 2016, Page met secretly with two sanctioned Kremlin insiders, Igor Sechin and Igor Diveykin, as part of a collusion scheme involving the Trump campaign.
The source appears to be Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the dossier.
Steele also alleged in the dossier that Page worked with Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to exchange information with Russian operatives. Page has vehemently denied the dossier’s allegations, and says he has never spoken to Manafort. He also says he has never met Sechin and Diveykin while denying that he is a Russian agent.
FBI officials have told Congress that investigators had not corroborated the dossier’s allegations when it was cited in the FISA applications. But the FISA application shows that the FBI and Justice Department believed Steele to be a “reliable” source. Steele has been compensated for other work by the FBI, and his intelligence has been used in other criminal proceedings, the FISA application says.
“This is an unprecedented moment in FOIA transparency, as never before has a FISA warrant been processed for release,” Bradley Moss, a national security attorney who filed one of the numerous lawsuits for the Page documents, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“Now, with the actual documents in hand, not political spin written by lawmakers with agendas, the American public can make their own decision on whether anything was inappropriate about the surveillance of Carter Page,” added Moss, who is deputy executive director for the James Madison Project, a government transparency group.
Reached for comment shortly after The Times published the FISA applications, Page told The DCNF: “I’m having trouble finding any small bit of this document that rises above completely ignorance and/or insanity.”
BREAKING: Newly released FISA application shows Strzok did in fact use Carter Page’s Sept. 2016 letter to Comey as a “pretext” to open investigation on him, as Strzok suggested in email to Page in Sept re “Crossfire FISA.” Yet Strzok just swore he had nothing to do with Page FISA
“The Crowdstrike analyst who ran the forensics on the DNC servers worked for Mueller at the FBI and was personally promoted by Robert Mueller,” reports Paul Sperry.
Documents released on Saturday related to the wiretapping of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page reveal information that contributed to the government’s application to monitor Page originated with the State Department under the Obama administration in October 2016.
That detail may be particularly relevant since numerous officials from John Kerry’s State Department have been fingered for playing roles in the distribution – and in one case, possibly also the compilation – of the largely discredited, 35-page anti-Trump dossier which focused in significant part on Page.
Mark Meadows wrote:
Potentially groundbreaking development here. The Carter Page FISA docs should be declassified and further unredacted (protecting only sources and methods) so Americans can know the truth.
Carlton Meyer wrote:
Jul 22, 2018 – The Deep State Surfaces
Google “Robert Mueller” to discover his career in the Deep State, to include obstructing 9-11 investigations. We are told he is a conservative Republican, so why did Democrat Bill Clinton’s Attorney General Janet Reno appoint him as US Attorney for Northern California in 1998! These are powerful and important positions in the federal government that are given to allies in the same party! And why did powerful Democratic Senators applaud his appointment as special prosecutor?
There are three major issues among American voters: 1) Healthcare is too expensive, more than three times higher than any other modern nation; 2) Foreign wars and conflicts are pointless and costly; 3) Mass immigration crowds the nation, reduces wages, and overwhelms local government services. You don’t hear about these concerns on your corporate TV or in newspapers controlled by the Deep State, who also control the two major political parties and the federal bureaucracy. For unknown reasons, they do not control Tucker Carlson, as Jimmy Dore explained. Carlson is unlikely to last much longer if he persists telling the truth.
They don’t control the current President, which is why Trump’s trip to Helsinki to make peace with Russia was marred by two senseless indictments by his own Department of Justice! Even if they are valid, why couldn’t they wait a few days until after the President returned? It is obvious the Justice Department is an arm of the Deep State and followed orders to disrupt the President’s peace effort, even though they work for Trump as part of the executive branch!
No one knows why Trump does what he does. Is it complex political strategy? Is Trump poorly informed? Does he have mental problems? He is an enemy of the Deep State because he seems to oppose their objectives of world domination and open borders. I write “seems” because his rhetoric is not always matched with action. However, Trump’s peace efforts with Russia have crossed the line with the Deep State. I agree with Paul Craig Roberts that if Trump persists, he will be replaced via a coup, especially since Trump is likely to win reelection because no other candidate will address the major issues that working Americans care about.
It is noteworthy that Pat Lang highlighted Horowitz’s testimony.
Horowitz testified that the IC IG told Strzok about the “anomaly.”
Some conspiracy researchers on the chans wrote:
Thos who are digging on FISA Keep goingThos digging Scntm, Keep Going alsoThey all lead to the same destinationMore names are also being droppedA LOT of information being dropped tonight
This is in reference to the “SCNTM” sex cult.
You can read about them at:
archive of cult website:
Thus far, I have found no evidence that the ignorance and insanity of the SNCTM cult led to the ignorance and insanity of surveillance on Carter Page.