Congressional Memo to be published Friday: White House official
February 1, 2018 / 12:19 PM / Updated 24 minutes ago
Republican memo on Russia probe to be released Friday: White House official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A memo drafted by congressional Republicans alleging bias against President Donald Trump at the FBI will be released on Friday, a senior White House official said.
The official said it was expected to be released by the House Intelligence Committee, which had already voted to make it public. It was not clear whether there may be some redactions given national security concerns raised by the FBI or whether the committee may need to vote on its release again given alterations made by the committee’s chairman, Devin Nunes.
The things they think are “secret” may come as no surprise to those who have been paying attention. Let’s see what this tells us something new about Carter Page and his role as a FBI informant going back to 2014. A FISA warrant was first issued issued way back then as part of an FBI operation in which Page took part, and testified the next year, but somehow that's news to the MSM.
Keep in mind, Page’s later walk-into the campaign and efforts to entrap Manforte and others was the source of much of the original Steele Dossier. Please see:
P.S.: For those who may doubt the importance of Carter Page played as a primary source in the Dossier, please see the little-reported excerpt at page 17 of the Steele report, below. Page was not only only a participant in Steele’s drama, according to the Dossier, he played a central role in conceiving and promoting the alleged Russian-Trump conspiracy. Page, who had served as an FBI informant, was the one who pushed the idea of the Trump campaign leaking the emails. See the passage at Dossier, page 17 of 35 (17/35):
1. Speaking in confidence on 9 August 2016, an ethnic Russian associate of Republican US presidential candidate Donald TRUMP discussed the reaction inside his camp, and revised tactics therein resulting from recent negative publicity concerning Moscow’s clandestine involvement in the campaign.
TRUMP’s associate reported that the aim of leaking the DNC e-mails to Wiki Leaks during the Democratic Convention had been to swing supporters of Bernie SANDERS away from Hillary CLINTON and across to TRUMP. These voters were perceived as activist and anti-status quo and anti-establishment and in that regard sharing many features with the TRUMP campaign, including a visceral dislike of Hillary CLINTON.
This objective had been conceived and promoted, inter alia, by TRUMP’s foreign policy adviser Carter PAGE who had discussed it directly with the ethnic Russian associate.