Fox News just released a bombshell report about the extent of FISA abuse at the FBI during the 2016 presidential election.
The first big news details how a DOJ official issued reservations about going forward with surveillance on Trump campaign associate Carter Page. The individual cited that the source behind the FBI’s justification for doing so, British Spy Christopher Steele, was biased. The FBI kept pushing for it anyway and were eventually successful. Text messages between former FBI attorney Lisa Page and fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tell the story.
On Oct. 14, 2016, Page again wrote to McCabe, this time concerning a meeting with the White House.
“Just called,” Page said to McCabe. “Apparently the DAG [Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates] now wants to be there, and WH wants DOJ to host. So we are setting that up now. … We will very much need to get Cohen’s view before we meet with her. Better, have him weigh in with her before the meeting. We need to speak with one voice, if that is in fact the case.” (“Cohen” is likely then-Deputy CIA Director David Cohen.)