June 17, 2024
The FISA Footnote that Could Doom Collusion Hoaxsters
The footnote could pose the biggest legal threat to those involved.
The footnote could pose the biggest legal threat to those involved.

It is the controversial footnote to the most infamous application in American political history: The application submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for approval to wiretap Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

And it could lead to the downfall of the Trump-Russia collusion schemers, as it will help make the case they misled the secret court to target an innocent man in an effort to thwart Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

In an application filed with the FISA court in October 2016, former FBI Director James Comey accused Carter Page, a Trump campaign aide, of being a Russian agent. (The initial warrant also was signed by former deputy attorney general and Trump foe Sally Yates.) The document is symbolic of how the Obama Justice Department was weaponized against the Trump campaign by corrupt partisans, many of whom—thankfully—now find themselves under investigation.

The FISA application at issue claimed the Russian government, in coordination with Page, was attempting to “improperly and illegally influence the 2016 presidential election.”

The FISA court approved the FBI’s request, subsequently unleashing the most powerful government surveillance methods possible against Page: “It’s an order by the court to basically monitor that person 24/7, not just tap their phones but to plant microphones and cameras, whatever it takes, to capture their conversations,” explained Kevin Brock, a former FBI intelligence official, in an interview this week.

In other words, the FBI, at the behest of Comey, spied on Carter Page for one year.

But far from being a legitimate legal petition, the FISA application is an astonishing piece of political propaganda wielded for the most nefarious purposes. A February 2018 memo by Representative Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, revealed how Comey and company cited uncorroborated allegations in the dossier compiled by political operative Christopher Steele as evidence that Page was a traitor and working with the Kremlin to disrupt the election.

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