Well, this is awkward. It looks like what President Trump was tweeting is actually TRUE.
You’re not going to see this covered on Rachel Maddow’s show.
Or any other ‘mainstream’ Media outlet.
Of course, the Media (D) is trying to spin this as confirmation that there was some ‘evidence’ for the FBI and the Obama Administration to examine ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Carter Page was an energy consultant working in New York at the time of the surveillance. Page had left the Trump campaign in September 2016. His name was also in the infamous ‘dossier’ published by Buzzfeed and CNN.
Page has denied any wrong-doing but has confirmed that he ‘shared basic immaterial information and publicly available research documents’ with Russian spy Victor Podobnyy.
Contact with a Russian spy is probably why he was under surveillance.
The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of Carter Page an adviser to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said.
The agency obtained the order as part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
They were able to convince a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, the Post said.
Page, an energy consultant working in New York at the time, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in his dealings with the Trump campaign or Russia. Trump too has vigorously denied that he or his associates were in contact with Russia during the election…
…However, the order also confirms claims that at least some members of Trump’s campaign team were under surveillance in the run up to the election.
‘This confirms all of my suspicions about unjustified, politically motivated government surveillance,’ Page said in an interview with the Post on Tuesday. ‘I have nothing to hide.’…
…The FBI and congressional committees are investigating whether Russia tried to influence the election in Trump’s favor, mostly by hacking Democratic operatives’ emails and releasing embarrassing information, or possibly by colluding with Trump associates.
Russia denies the allegations, which Trump also dismisses.
Page briefly served as a foreign policy adviser to Trump’s campaign, though he split from the campaign before the election and the White House says the president has no relationship with him.
Read more: Daily Mail
Is it a ‘smoking gun’?
Does it confirm President Trump’s accusations of meddling by the Intelligence Community?
Will the Media (D) ever back down on their fake ‘Trump-Russia Collusion’ story?
Let us know what you think in the comments.