by Al Benson Jr.
The “memo” is something that takes more than one reading to grasp. You sort of need to work with it a little and let the implications of it seep into your unconscious. In my opinion, if anything, the author was a bit too restrained in the way he stated the treasonous fact noted in it. I realize that in the rarefied politically correct atmosphere in Washington you just can’t state the unvarnished truth openly–you have to nuance it a bit so the liars you name are not openly labeled as such.
I’m taking it for granted that most have read about the FISA warrants which targeted Carter Page, who was a “voluntary advisor” to the Trump presidential campaign. I am assuming by “voluntary” it means he did not get paid for his efforts, so he’s probably not involved with the thought of making big bucks from his efforts.
However: The FBI and DOJ obtained one initial FISA warrant targeting Carter Page and three FISA renewals from the FISC.As required by statute (50 U.S.C. 1805(d)(1), a FISA order on an American citizen must be renewed by the FISC every 90 days and each renewal requires a separate finding or probable cause. Then Director James Comey signed three FISA applications in question on behalf of the FBI, and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe signed one. Then- DAG Saly Yates, then-acting DAG Dana Boente, and DAG Rod Rosenstein each signed one or more FISA applications on behalf of DOJ….However, the FISC’s rigor in protecting the rights of Americans, which is reinforced by the 90-day renewals of surveillance orders, is necessarily dependent on the government’s production to the court of all material and relevant facts. This should include information potentially favorable to the target of the FISA that is known by the government. In the case of Carter Page, the government had at least four independent opportunities before the FISC to accurately provide an accounting of the relevant facts. However our findings indicate that, as described below, material and relevant information was omitted.
In other words, pertinent information was left off the government’s applications on their FISA warrants. Therefore, Mr. Page’s rights were violated, as were the rights of every other American citizen who was under government “suspicion” regarding the very phony “Russian collusion.”
And here is some of what was conveniently left off: The “dossier” compiled by Christopher Steele (Steel Dossier) on behalf of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign formed an essential part of the Carter Page FISA application. Steele was a longtime FBI source who was paid over $160,000 by the DNC and Clinton campaign, via the law firm Perkins Coie and research firm Fusion GPS to obtain derogatory information on Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. a) Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals , disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior DOJ and FBI officials.
b) The initial FISA application notes Steele was working for a named U.S. person, but does not name Fusion GPS and principal Glenn Simpson, who was paid by a U.S. law firm (Perkins Coie) representing the DNC (even though it was known by DOJ at the time that political actors were involved with the Steele Dossier). The application does not mention Steele was ultimately working on behalf of–and paid by–the DNC and Clinton campaign, or that the FBI had separately authorized payment to Steele for the same information.
Remember now, that we are talking about an FBI and a DOJ under the Obama regime, where anything went that you could get away with.
3) Before and after Steele was terminated as a source, he maintained contact with DOJ via then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, a senior DOJ official who worked closely with Deputy Attorneys General Yates and later Rosenstein. Shortly after the election, the FBI began interviewing Ohr, documenting his communications with Steele. For example, in September 2016, Steele admitted to Ohr his feelings against then-candidate Trump when Steele said he was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president. This clear evidence of Steel’s bias was recorded by Ohr at the time and subsequently in official FBI files–but not reflected in any of the Page FISA applications.
Then there was the case of Nellie, Ohr’s wife, who just happened to be employed by Fusion GPS to help out in the preparation of opposition research against Trump. Ohr subsequently handed over to the FBI his wife’s opposition research, paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign through Fusion GPS. The Ohr’s relationship with Steele and Fusion GPS was inexplicably concealed from the FISC.
I’m sure this last fact was only an unintentional oversight, just like all the rest of the stuff that was mysteriously left off of the FISA warrants. I mean, after all, if you can’t trust the FBI and DOJ under the Obama administration to refrain from political shenanigans, why then, who can you trust??? After all, didn’t Comrade Obama promise us the most “transparent” regime in our history?
There is a ton of stuff on the internet about this memo and the Steele “dossier” mentioned here. I would encourage you all to check some of it out. Don’t just stop with the little bit I have passed along here. This little bit is intended to encourage you to look for more. Pursue the truth no matter what the socialist politicians tell you. It will set you free on many levels.