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Tue Feb 6, 2018, 10:31 PM

I have a question maybe someone could help me with.

The GOP says the Steele Dossier was used to get a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page. Was Carter Page mentioned in the Steele Dossier? I'm not the smartest person in the world, but for the GOP's memo to make sense wouldn't there have to be a direct connection between the Steele Dossier and Carter Page. I thought the Steele Dossier was about Trump. The GOP seems hell bent on making any FISA warrant about the Steele dossier when there are actually other reasons for monitoring Page.

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Reply I have a question maybe someone could help me with. (Original post)
Ohioboy Feb 2018 OP
onecaliberal Feb 2018 #1
Ohioboy Feb 2018 #4
OhNo-Really Feb 2018 #6
dawg day Feb 2018 #8
onlyadream Feb 2018 #2
wishstar Feb 2018 #3
Ohioboy Feb 2018 #5
Kirk Lover Feb 2018 #7

Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 10:38 PM

1. Carter page was under surveillance in 2013. Long before the dossier.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 10:43 PM

4. Yes!

Plus, Page did a lot of other things to draw attention to himself during the campaign, speeches and trips to Russia. The GOP needs this to be about the Steele dossier because the dossier has things in it that seem outrageous had hard to prove. The memo is just a diversion.

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Response to Ohioboy (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 10:57 PM

6. Google is your friend. This took a couple minute to find

According to the Steele dossier —vehemently disputed by Page and subsequently rubbished by Nunes, and Republicans —the real purpose of Page’s trip was clandestine. He had come to meet with the Kremlin. And in particular with Igor Sechin. Sechin was a former spy and, more importantly, someone who commanded Putin’s absolute confidence. He was in effect Russia’s second most powerful official, its de facto deputy leader.


https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/02/03/carter-page-nunes-memo-216934

This Politico article tells most of the Carter Page story and his Russian ties beginning in the 1990s.

Politico ends the article with


Whatever Page’s motives were for helping Russian intelligence—greed, naivety, stupidity—his actions surely justified the FBI’s interest in him. There was a simple way of avoiding U.S. surveillance and a FISA court warrant. It could be summed up like this: Don’t hang out with Russian spies.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 7, 2018, 01:26 AM

8. And the FBI warned him ...

that the Russians were trying to recruit him. Really. Warned him.
And, as Rachel Maddow pointed out, a couple weeks later he was bragging in a letter that he was "an informal advisor to the Kremlin."

This was YEARS before Chris Steele got started.

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 10:41 PM

2. Youre right, theyre grasping at straws nt

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 10:41 PM

3. Yes, Carter Page is mentioned in dossier and testified to Congress about that

http://www.newsweek.com/carter-page-testimony-attacks-christopher-steeles-trump-dossier-703691

"Foreign policy adviser to the Trump presidential campaign Carter Page disputed the accuracy of parts of the dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele in his testimony to the House Intelligence Committee last week, but his comments also appear to corroborate sections of the controversial document and raise new questions over his meetings in Russia.

In a transcript of Page’s seven-hour testimony released by the committee late Monday, the former adviser says he met briefly with Russian government officials and the head of investor relations at Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft during a trip to Moscow in July 2016. He also spoke at a graduation ceremony at Moscow's New Economic School that month, where he was critical of U.S. policy toward Russia"

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Response to wishstar (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 10:50 PM

5. Well then there is a direct connection. Thank you. You have answered my question.

To me it sounds like Page needed monitoring by the FBI.

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 10:59 PM

7. They are saying that Hillary and Obama (yes including Obama now) have funded the dossier.

 

So there is no Free Beacon, there is no GPS...there is just Hillary and Steele...working together.

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