The New York Times has confirmed that “low-level” FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, is the person who doctored the evidence within the FISA application that was used to spy on Trump foreign policy advisor, Carter Page.
In April 2017, the anti-Trump rag, Newsweek, wrote about Carter Page, as they attempted to paint him as a Russian agent. In their piece, they referred to Page as a 45-year-old businessman as a “vocal supporter of the Kremlin” who worked in the “Russian energy sector.” They suggested that Trump was trying to hide his association with Page after it was discovered that a FISA warrant had been used to spy on him. Newsweek wrote: “In March, Trump name-dropped him [Page] as one of his advisers and then, as Page’s support for Russia was revealed in the following months, dropped him altogether.”
Of all the U.S. players embroiled in the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling, just one is under surveillance. On Tuesday, The Washington Post revealed that federal officials are monitoring the communications of Carter Page, a 45-year-old businessman who has worked in the Russian energy sector and is a vocal supporter of the Kremlin.
The FBI went to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) last summer to obtain a warrant to surveil Page. According to TheWashingtonPost, the FISC has extended the 90-day warrant more than once.
According to The Washington Post, which first reported that Page was under surveillance: “The government’s application for the surveillance order targeting Page included a lengthy declaration that laid out investigators’ basis for believing that Page was an agent of the Russian government and knowingly engaged in clandestine intelligence activities on behalf of Moscow.”
The Newsweek article attempted to prove that the FISA warrant was definitely warranted, explaining fired FBI Director James Comey’s statement about Page as evidence:
In March, FBI director James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee that the accumulated paperwork to get a warrant is often “thicker than my wrists.” Though Comey refused to discuss Page, Democrats at the hearing—one of whom cited the unverified dossier—singled him out as a figure of concern. Security experts say Page’s admiration for Putin, his personal investment in Gazprom, and his time spent in Russia are all reasons why he might have triggered alarm bells within the FBI.
Nothing could have been further from the truth. The article from Newsweek, however, remains published without a single retraction.
Conservative Treehouse did a brilliant job of breaking down the New York Times article than named Clinesmith as the FBI attorney who fudged the FISA warrant application. In their article, they remind us of how serious the deep state was about their attempted coup of a sitting president, as the FISA warrant they obtained to spy on Carter was the same type used to spy on suspected terrorists in the United States.
“They didn’t just get a ‘wiretap’, they got a Title-1 FISA authorized surveillance warrant; the most extensive and intrusive form of surveillance warrant possible. A Title-1 warrant allows any and all surveillance. Wiretaps, bugs, electronic surveillance, physical surveillance, the works. A Title-1 warrant is used against suspected terrorists in the U.S.”
In their article, Conservative Treehouse reveals how the New York Times article claims that the IG report shows there’s no evidence of political bias.
What about these two excerpts?
[…] The early accounts of the report suggest that it is likely to stoke the debate over the investigation without definitively resolving it, by offering both sides different conclusions they can point to as vindication for their rival worldviews.
[…] Additionally, Mr. Clinesmith worked on both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Russia investigation. He was among the F.B.I. officials removed by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, after Mr. Horowitz found text messages expressing political animus against Mr. Trump.
Shortly after Mr. Trump’s election victory, for example, Mr. Clinesmith texted another official that “the crazies won finally,” disparaged Mr. Trump’s health care and immigration agendas, and called Vice President Mike Pence “stupid.” In another text, he wrote, in the context of a question about whether he intended to stay in government, “viva la resistance.”
In a June 2018 report by Mr. Horowitz about that and other politically charged texts, which identified him as “F.B.I. Attorney 2,” Mr. Clinesmith said he was expressing his personal views but did not let them affect his official actions.
While it’s understandable that after three years of watching President Trump and the lives of innocent men and women tied to his administration destroyed, Americans want to see someone pay for their horrific crimes, we don’t recommend getting too excited about high-level Obama deep state employees paying for their crimes. We are, after all, dealing with the deep state and the Democrat Party media who protect them, while spewing a false narrative about their enemies to the American public. We’ve seen the scenario play out time and time again, and just like Hillary Clinton, who never seems to pay a price for her crimes, we’re not holding our breath that Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Peter Strzok or Lisa Page, or the DNC will ever be held accountable for their attempted coup of a sitting President of the United States.