Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The FBI used that infamous Russian dossier as part of their justification for requesting a FISA court order to monitor former adviser Carter Page.

Courtesy of CNN:

The FBI last year used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump's campaign as part of the justification to win approval to secretly monitor a Trump associate, according to US officials briefed on the investigation. 

The dossier has also been cited by FBI Director James Comey in some of his briefings to members of Congress in recent weeks, as one of the sources of information the bureau has used to bolster its investigation, according to US officials briefed on the probe. 

This includes approval from the secret court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor the communications of Carter Page, two of the officials said. Last year, Page was identified by the Trump campaign as an adviser on national security. 

Officials familiar with the process say even if the application to monitor Page included information from the dossier, it would only be after the FBI had corroborated the information through its own investigation. The officials would not say what or how much was corroborated.

Well ti appears that the Russian dossier compiled by former MI-6 agent Christopher Steele was not so uncorroborated after all.

Carter Page of course continues to protest his innocence, but bear this in mind:

To obtain court permission to target Page, the FBI and Justice Department would have to present probable cause that he was acting as an agent of a foreign power, including possibly engaging in clandestine intelligence gathering for a foreign government. Comey and other top Justice Department officials would have to sign off on the application, which government officials say involves a rigorous review process.

Yes they do not simply hand out FISA court orders like candy on Halloween.

Which of course brings us back to that post from Louise Mensch:

Sources with links to the intelligence community say it is believed that Carter Page went to Moscow in early July carrying with him a pre-recorded tape of Donald Trump offering to change American policy if he were to be elected, to make it more favorable to Putin. In exchange, Page was authorized directly by Trump to request the help of the Russian government in hacking the election.

Simply put, the threads are starting to come together in a way that makes the Trump presidency feel a little temporary. 

Don'tcha think?


  1. Anonymous8:44 AM

    the whole russia thing is crazy beyond words. enough - impeach.

  2. Anonymous8:46 AM

    Jason Chaffetz just announced he won't run again in '18.

    1. Anonymous9:40 AM

      Rat No. 1 ... Ship of State ...

    2. Anonymous11:02 AM

      Just one of many. All tea bag liars from 2010. The list of republican seats available will be long.

    3. He knows he can't win.

      Good riddance.

  3. Anonymous9:26 AM

    Last night Rachel had a segment about how disorganized,pathetic and just plain fucked this administration is.Micheal Beschloss (NBC historian) said he had never seen such disarray and ineptness.

    I had terrible fears for this administration, but it is even worse than I imagined.

    1. Anonymous9:41 AM

      That's what you get when you put all your eggs into a basket of winning corruptly, with no interest in governing responsibly.

    2. Anonymous11:06 AM

      Not me. I knew the day of the trump elevator ride down to hell occurred. Anyone that took the time to research him and his friends would have not let that useful idiot on the white house grounds per criminal activity and associations.

  4. Anonymous9:42 AM

    Sally Yates:

  5. Anonymous10:10 AM

    Trump will be the greatest fuck up in world history. Yeah he will go down as the most useful ignorant idiot on earth. WAY TO GO REPUBLICANS. YOU KNOW HOW TO pick your nose and this fraud. YOU PEOPLE build that! Fox Nation Pathetic stupid people suck!!!

  6. Anonymous10:31 AM

    Trumps demise cannot come fast enough! I am sick of this reprehensible sewer rat and his supporters, family, and ego.
    I don't have time to list all the damage and suffering he us accountable for!
    Fuck yourself trump! You have more then earned it!

  7. Anonymous1:05 PM

    Look at the pictures of Melania and Donald at the site below. Is that how you're supposed to treat your wife or FLOTUS? I wonder what is in their wedding prenuptial that is forcing her to stick around? If she divorces him doe she get one dollar and plane fare back to Slovenia? Look at the Obama's and Reagan's pictures. Melania looks so sad and pathetic in those pictures just like on inauguration day when Trump left Melania as they emerged from the limousine as he ran up to the Obamas. No wonder he's on his 3rd marriage.

    Huffington Post:
    Etiquette Experts Weigh In On Trump's Awkward Walking Distance From Melania

    "He still is a husband first before a president."

    President Trump is at it again.

    People on Twitter recently pointed out that the president left his wife, Melania, behind while deplaning the Air Force One over the weekend. In one photo, the president is at the bottom of the airplane’s stairs greeting and saluting people on the ground, while Melania is still descending. 

    Many online criticized the distance between the two, pointing to other presidents ― like Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan ― and the way they descended the stairs with their wives.  


    1. Anonymous3:43 AM

      In the Florida photo, not only did Trump descend before the third wife, but he's at least 10 or 12 feet in front of her once on the ground. She's still near the top of the steps and he's literally walking off without her. What a schmuck he is!

  8. Anonymous1:43 PM


  9. Anonymous1:45 PM

  10. Trump is like Palin, they both emit putrid odors that will linger until they die. Impeachment is not going to happen for years, if ever.

  11. Anonymous2:38 PM

    Pee Pee Tape?

    Donald Trump allegedly sent ex-wife Ivana Trump to negotiate blackmail video with Russia


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