(National Sentinel) House of Cards: Former 2016 Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has filed suit against the Democratic National Committee and law firm Perkins Coie over their production of the bogus “Russia dossier” which was used by the FBI to justify a FISA warrant to put him under surveillance.
The suit was filed in federal court in Oklahoma against the DNC, the law firm, and two of its partners, Marc Elias and Michael Sussmann.
Perkins Coie represented the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016 but also hired Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that in turn hired British former spy Christopher Steele to produce the baseless dossier.
“Elias was Perkins Coie’s main contact to Fusion GPS, which was founded by three former Wall Street Journal reporters,” Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller reported, adding:
As part of the $1 million project, Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele to conduct the investigation. The result was a 35-page dossier full of allegations that the Kremlin is blackmailing Trump and that the Trump campaign conspired with Russian operatives to influence the election.
Page, an energy consultant, features prominently in the dossier, though he vehemently denies its allegations.
In the report, which was provided to numerous journalists and the FBI, Steele alleged that Page was the Trump campaign’s back channel to the Kremlin for the purposes of conspiring to influence the election. Steele cited anonymous sources who claimed that it was Page’s idea to release stolen DNC emails through Wikileaks.
The dossier also alleged that Page met secretly with two Kremlin insiders, Igor Sechin and Igor Diveykin, during a trip to Moscow in July 2016. Page has repeatedly denied meeting with either man.
Over the past several months, it became clear, via investigative reporting, that the FBI used the dossier to justify obtaining a FISA court warrant so the Obama Justice Department could spy on a rival political campaign in a scandalous abuse of power.
“The first warrant was granted on Oct. 21, 2016, shortly after Page left the campaign. The fourth and final warrant expired in September 2017,” Ross noted.
In August, we reported that James Comey’s FBI excluded exculpatory evidence against Page to get FISA warrants, according to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif.
It now appears that the FBI hid evidence that would have exonerated former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page when the Bureau applied for FISA warrants so they could spy on him.
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