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50/ I will make my way through this FISA information on Carter Page. It is quite lengthy, so I will analyze it over time. int.nyt.com/data/documenth…
51/ This FISA application was filed in October, 2016, listing Carter Page, an agent of Russia, as the target.
52/ Carter Page engaged in intelligence gathering activities for Russia, and he was “the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government [REDACTED] undermine and influence the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election in violation of criminal law.”
53/ The application identifies Page as a “former foreign policy advisor to (TRUMP) (Candidate #1).”
54/ Wikileaks - Kremlin links discussed in the application. Note Putin’s September 2016 denial about the DNC hacking.
55/ Application relies upon the October 7, 2016 USIC Joint Statement findings on Election Security.
56/ Heavily redacted, but the Affiant-“FBI believes that the Russian government’s efforts are being coordinated with Page and perhaps other individuals associated with (Trump’s) campaign.” 🔥 Page has relationships with Russian intelligence officers. 🔥🔥
57/ Redacted, but Page likely made incriminating statements during one of his FBI interviews. Application details Podobnyy, Buryakov & Sporyshev spy recruiting scheme (detailed above in this thread).
58/ Page met with US-sanctioned Igor Sechin during his July 2016 trip to Moscow. He discussed lifting the US sanctions in exchange for “bilateral energy cooperation.” Source #1 is Christopher Steele, though Steele is unnamed in the application.
59/ Also in July 2016 while in Moscow, Page also surreptitiously met with Igor Divyekin for the purpose of obtaining “kompromat” (dirt) on Hillary Clinton.
60/ Detour time. Carter Page's testimony is filled with bombshells — and supports key portions of the Steele dossier. businessinsider.com/carter-page-co…
61/ In 2013 Page met, emailed & gave documents to a Russian spy. buzzfeednews.com/article/alimwa…
62/ The feds intercepted Podobnyy’s dealings with Page. (Id)
63/ Page was interviewed in 2013 by the feds and has since publicly conceded he is “Male-1” in Podobnyy indictment. (Id)
64/ Page admits to communicating with federal cooperating witnesses. (#ThankYouForPlaying) Carter Page: I 'probably' talked Russia with staffer charged in Mueller probe thehill.com/blogs/blog-bri…
65/ Carter Page was questioned by FBI five times in March 2017 during meetings that totaled 10 hours.(Major LOLz 🤣) thehill.com/homenews/admin…
66/ Page filed defamation agst Yahoo & Huff Post for saying he’s under investigation for meeting Russian officials 😂 nypost.com/2017/09/14/ex-…
67/ Announcement posted July 5 on New Economic School's FB page describes Page adviser to the Trump campaign. (m.facebook.com/NewEconomicSch…)
68/ Page owns a floor in 590 Madison with tunnel into Trump Tower.
69/ 2 wks aft Page’s July trip to Moscow, he met w Russian Ambassador Kislyak at RNC in Cleveland. He refuses to reveal substance of conversation. Page also returned to Moscow in December 2016, where he claimed to have had "the opportunity to meet with an executive from Rosneft."
70/ Reminder: Page openly advocated lifting US-Russia sanctions in his July 2016 Moscow speech. He also met with Arkady Dvorkovich, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s deputy. (washingtonpost.com/business/econo…)
71/ The #SteeleDossier suggests that Manafort was using Carter Page as an information courier:
72/ Manafort has known Carter Page since at least 2004 when they were respectively working with Rinat Akhmetov and Victor Pinchuk.
73/ Page timeline:
7/7–Page met Putin allies in Moscow
7/15–Anti-RUS RNC platform cut
7/20–Page met w/ Kislyak
7/22–Wikileaks releases DNC emails
74/ Page changed his story after JD Gordon spilled the beans: independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
75/ CONTEXT: Igor Diveykin, the top Putin aide with whom Page met in July 2016, was responsible for intelligence collected by the Kremlin about the 2016 U.S. election. Diveykin oversees the GRU agents who were indicted by Mueller.
76/ Back to the FISA application. Reference is made to July and August 2016 articles which document the Trump campaign’s pro-Kremlin Ukraine compromise.
77/ Yesterday, I tweeted out that July 2016 article. ✌🏼
78/ The application details a September 23, 2016 media report which exposes Source #1’s information about Page’s July 2016 trip. Interestingly, the footnote states the FBI does not believe Steele leaked to the media. We have since learned Steele did leak this to the reporter.
79/ Here is the link to the article written by Michael Isikoff which is referenced by the FISA application. (yahoo.com/news/u-s-intel…)
80/ Also of note is the Affiant’s emphasis on the Trump campaign’s persistent distancing from Carter Page. This is important because it means at the time the FISA warrant was obtained for Page, it was not an attempt to “spy” on a Trump campaign member.
81/ Page denied to the FBI & media he met w US-sanctioned individuals in Moscow. The application contains 3 pages of redactions after sharing Page’s denials. It is safe to assume that these redactions likely involve classified interceptions which prove Page is lying. #Checkmate
82/ To be perfectly clear, Manafort’s communications w Carter Page were likely intercepted by USIC bc Manafort was under FISA surveillance. I am speculating, but I assume some of the redacted information in the Page FISA app references those interceptions. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
83/ To clarify: I am not a FISA expert, but I do know that it is not unusual for incidental communications with non-targets (Page) to be swept into a target’s (Manafort) interception net. If Page met with sanctioned individuals, he “communicated it” to Manafort. #Checkmate
84/ Also, the sanctioned individuals would have been targets of foreign intelligence surveillance, which does NOT require a FISA warrant. I will not even begin to speculate about the endless possibilities here, other than to say #HotMic
85/ “The FBI believes that Page has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government....” Of significance is that, while the FISA app was submitted after Page left the Trump campaign, the acts alleged in the FISA app relate to when Page was working on the campaign.
86/ Page: "I spent many hours at Trump campaign headquarters.” businessinsider.com/carter-page-tr…
87/ This is important. It states that while Page may eventually be prosecuted, “at least a significant request for [REDACTED] is to collect foreign intelligence information as part of the FBI’s investigation of this target.” I anticipate a criminal indictment of Page.
88/ It was a 90-day warrant request.
89/ Comedy break 😂
90/ Couple of things: why has the day of the application been redacted throughout? Why did the Clerk certify this application on 3/17/17?
91/ Queue the witting Kremlin stooges like @JordanSchachtel, who publicly lie for Putin. The FISA application cited the Isikoff article to demonstrate Carter’s denials, not to substantiate Steele’s claims.
92/ @RepMarkMeadows is a Kremlin disinformation agent. He is fully aware that the Affiant disclosed in great detail to the FISA court Steele’s arrangement and potential bias. Meadows is Kremlin-compromised.
93/ Well, we now know why @Comey and @SallyQYates were fired by Trump. They signed off on Page’s FISA application.
94/ The application was also approved by the DOJ, which is required for FISA applications.
95/ The judge GRANTED the FISA warrant, finding that “Carter Page is an agent of Russia.”
96/ Rosemary Collyer is a Senior US District Judge of the US District Court for the District of Columbia, and currently the Presiding Judge of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Collyer was nominated by George W. Bush to the US District Court.
97/ An application for renewal of the October FISA warrant was submitted in January, 2017. Of significance is paragraph 2: “The status of the target was determined in or about December 2016 ...” Recall, Page returned to Moscow in December 2016.
98/ AGAIN, the Affiant apprises the court of the details regarding Steele. The Affiant notifies the court that (since the original application) the FBI terminated its relationship with Steele due to his leak to Isikoff, but that it considers Steele’s information to be reliable.
99/ Reminder, the original FISA application referenced only one of Steele’s memos, and did not rely on the #SteeleDossier as the primary basis for its probable cause. Here is that memo.
100/ It’s important to incorporate the #SchiffMemo at this juncture, because it meticulously deconstructs the Kremlin disinformation being shoveled by the @GOP about the Page FISA application as it relates to the #SteeleDossier (THREAD):
101/ The Kremlin owned @RepMarkMeadows @DevinNunes @RepMattGaetz must be removed from office and charged with conspiracy against the US on behalf of Russia. They are foreign agents who lie for the Kremlin. @JudicialWatch @TomFitton must register FARA or go to jail.
102/ More disclosures to the court regarding Steele. @RepMarkMeadows @DevinNunes @RepMattGaetz are Kremlin liars.
103/ The January 2017 renewal request was for 90 days.
104/ The January renewal application was signed by Comey and Yates and was approved by the DOJ. It may be that this application was submitted after Trump was inaugurated, but before Yates was fired, making it a Trump administration FISA application.
105/ A second FISA court judge makes a finding that Page is an “agent of Russia.” Michael Mosman (a George W Bush appointee) is the Chief US District Judge of the US District Court for the District of Oregon, and a FISA court judge.
106/ A third FISA application was filed in April, 2017. Again, the Affiant disclosed in great detail the background of Steele and his ties.
107/ In February, 2017, Page wrote a letter to the DOJ, blaming the Clinton camp for his troubles. He, again, denied meeting sanctioned individuals in Moscow. ———->redaction, redaction redaction —-> “Page has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government.”
108/ The third application was signed by Comey and Boente and approved by Trump’s DOJ.
109/ A warrant was granted for the third application, with the third federal judge finding that “Carter Page is an agent of Russia.” George H. W. Bush nominated Judge Anne C. Conway to the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
110/ A fourth application was filed in June, 2017. Paragraph 2 indicates that the status of the target was determined in June, 2017, again, from information provided by the Dept of State. Page must have gone to Moscow again in June 2017.
111/ I apologize, but I cannot scroll past the first pages of the fourth application. It bounces me out of my internet application any time I try to go beyond that point in the document.
112/ Some more Carter Page history: Trump server spiked when Page went to Russia in July 2016, then permanently shut down 9/23/16, 3 days before Page left the Trump campaign. dailykos.com/story/2016/12/…
113/ Despite being a Trump campaign advisor in July 2016, Moscow paid for Page’s July trip, according to Page’s sworn testimony before the House Intel Committee.
114/ Page testified to the following before the House Intel Committee:

-Met w/ Gazprom/Rosneft
-Clovis made him sign NDA (knew of trip)
- Told Sessions/Lewandowski/et al he was going. No one said don’t.
- Met w/ Dep. Prime Minister of Russia (July)
115/ - Went to Russia in Dec
- in Russia (Dec), sought biz deals
- after Dec. Ru trip went to London & met w Ru bankers
- At RNC saw Sessions/Kislyak
- Like Papadopoulos & Sater, suggested to Trump team that Trump meet w/ Putin
-Like Papadopoulos, met w “scholars” in Russia
116/ Carter Page told House Intel he told Cory Lewandowski, JD Gordon and Hope Hicks about his July 2016 Moscow trip. The Trump campaign knew.
117/ Page told the House Intel Committee he was invited to speak at a Moscow university after he became affiliated with the Trump campaign.
118/ Page is virulently anti-American and proudly pro-Kremlin. This is not opinion or speculation. This is what Carter Page says about himself. Carter Page will not be standing for any NFL USA Anthems, much less kneeling. amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/a…
119/ Here is why @realDonaldTrump is hysterically tweeting about Carter Page’s FISA warrant: Rinat Akhmetov, for whom Page worked (brought Manafort into pro-Kremlin Ukraine campaign), has 3 condos in Trump Tower. forbes.com/profile/rinat-…
120/ Page is a “Baltic Region Energy Consultant”. Rinat Akhmetov is Ukraine’s wealthiest energy sector investor. bloomberg.com/billionaires/p…

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