Americans were shocked to learn about the corruption at the top of the FBI.
Under James Comey’s leadership, the Bureau weaponized the surveillance state to spy on the Trump campaign.
But a bombshell report revealed the conspiracy took an awful turn for the worse.
Critics accused the FBI of obtaining a FISA warrant against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page – and then extending it four times – as a backdoor method to spy on Trump.
The FBI used the fake news Christopher Steele dossier as the backbone for their warrant application.
Now it turns out the critics were right.
The FBI likely intercepted a call to Page from Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon during the transition period where Bannon told Page he should not do an interview on MSNBC.
“The FBI was monitoring Carter Page when the former Trump campaign adviser says he spoke with Trump adviser Steve Bannon about Russia in January 2017, raising the strong possibility that the FBI intercepted a conversation between the two men.
Page told Congress in November about the call. But it has been cast into a new light by last week’s release of a Republican memo revealing that the FBI was monitoring Page’s communications at the time.
“If Page was using one of his standard phones, it was probably picked up,” said Elizabeth Goitein, a former Justice Department trial attorney and congressional counsel who co-directs the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program.
The significance of a possible FBI recording depends on the exact content of the conversation between Bannon and Page, about which Page has been vague. But it means the FBI’s surveillance of Page — which has been the subject of intense partisan anger in Washington — may have touched one of the highest-ranking figures in Trump’s incoming administration just days before inauguration.
Bannon hasn’t been accused of any impropriety. Neither he nor his lawyer would comment on Page’s account of the purported conversation.
Experts in national security law said the FBI would have retained the conversation as evidence if it seemed pertinent to their investigation into allegations that Trump associates coordinated with the Kremlin — an inquiry that has since widened to focus on whether any officials, including Trump himself, tried to obstruct the probe.
Bannon, once among Trump’s most trusted campaign and White House advisers, is expected to meet soon with special counsel Robert Mueller.”
James Comey’s ugly leadership of the FBI is a stain on America.
He corrupted a great institution because he was blinded by partisan hatred of the President.
When Americans receive a full accounting of this scandal, they will demand Comey and his crew stand for their crimes.
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