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Only nine days before the FBI’s Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to ensure requested to monitor top Trump campaign aide, bureau officials, a fight with a senior justice Department officials, had “continuing concerns” about the “possible bias” of a Central source, the application, in accordance with internal SMS-messages, the of Fox News.
2016-messages sent between the former FBI lawyer, Lisa page, and then-FBI assistant Director Andrew McCabe, also reveal the bureau brass in circulation, the blog a minimum of two anti-Trump articles, including a Lawfare blog sent mail, the shortly after the day of the election, called ” Trump may be “the most important threats to the security of the country.”
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Another article, sent from the website in July 2016, as the FBI counterintelligence probe of Russian election disorders was the kick-off, flat-Trump called a “useful idiot” for the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Page said McCabe, the then-FBI Director James Comey had read “safe”, that piece. Both articles were written in whole or in part, from Benjamin Wittes, a Comey friend.
Further, the texts show in Sept. 12, 2016, page McCabe redirected invoke some “unwanted comments”, then-House GOP Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, a “total-E–k.” Gowdy, at the time, was grilling FBI congressional affairs director Jason herring at a hearing on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton-E-Mail investigation.
But perhaps the most important page-the McCabe-communication made it clear that the DOJ on press ensure that the FISA application to monitor Trump aide Carter page based on a potentially biased source — and underscore the FBI’s request, you.
Fox News is told that the texts were application with the ultimately successful side-that rely in part on information from the British ex-spy Christopher Steele – the anti-Trump’s views are now well documented and the cited page is to be believed Russia relations. In his warrant application, the FBI assured the FISA court on a number of occasions, that other sources confirmed, independently, Steele claimed, but not clearly said that Steele worked for a company hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
One-time adviser to President Trump Carter Page addresses the audience during a presentation in Moscow, Russia, December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin – RC165B503FF0
Carter page, has not been charged with wrongdoing, despite more than a year of Federal monitoring, and he has sued, numerous actors-including the Democratic National Committee (DNC) — the defamation claims, he worked with Russia.
“OI [Office of Intelligence] has now wrote a robust explanation again, all of the possible bias of the chs [confidential human source] in the package,” Lisa page McCabe on Oct. 12, 2016. “Don’t know what the disability is, unlike Stu’s concerns.”
It is unclear whether the confidential source in question was a Steele or a different individual. “Stu” was an obvious reference to Stuart Evans, the DOJ National Security Division deputy assistant attorney general. In a previously excavated and as-unredacted text message, former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok Lisa page texted that he was “Currently struggling with Stu for this FISA” in late 2016.
Mccabe-page Text from Fox News on Scribd
(In text messages, “incoming” are texts, of McCabe; “outgoing” refers to texts from the page)
“Strong operational need to before Monday, if at all possible, which means, ct-tomorrow,” page added. “I have communicated to you and the boss the green light for the Stu earlier, and only one email sent Stu ask where things were. This could be a high-level push. Keep up to date.”
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Minutes later, sent another urgent text McCabe: “If I don’t hear back from Stu in an hour, I will call to say your name, you want to know where things are, so long as that’s okay with you.”
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Oct. 14, 2016, page McCabe wrote, this time about a meeting with the White house.
“Just called,” McCabe said. “Apparently, the DAG [Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates] is now want to be there, and we want to host the DOJ. So we are setting that up now. … We will need much to Cohen’s views, before we meet with her. The better to lull him with her before the meeting. We must speak with one voice, if that is in fact the case.” (“Cohen” is likely to be then-Deputy CIA Director David Cohen.)
McCabe responded in the hour: “Thank you. I will reach out to David.” Oct. 19, page McCabe wrote that the “encounter with a WH Council at last.”
Neither Lisa page McCabe responded to Fox News’ inquiries about whether the meeting was designed to brief the White house on the FISA application, or other matter. Page and McCabe not riding is also a response to “Fox News” of inquiries about the DOJ concerns about the FISA application, or that the texts in connection with the Carter-side to guarantee application. Fox News has also reached out to the FBI and DOJ for comment.
Former FBI lawyer, Lisa page, arrives for a closed door interview with the house judiciary and House Oversight and government Reform Committee, on Friday, July 13, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
The FISA amendment finally submitted by the FBI on Oct. 21, 2016, said, “The F. B. I. believes that [Carter] was the topic of the specific setting of the Russian government.”
The FBI went on to claim that Carter Page “officers established relationships with the Russian government officials, including the Russian secret service,” and that the FBI believed that “the Russian government, which is coordinating efforts with [Carter] page-and maybe also other persons in connection with the” trump campaign. Page, the FBI, the FISA court said, “in cooperation and collaboration with the Russian government.”
Fox News’ Cyd Upson contributed to this report.