Quantcast
Connect with us

Republican House Judiciary chairman demands secretive DOJ court release Carter Page surveillance intel

Published

on

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is calling on the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to release more information about their surveillance of one-time Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

CNN reported Wednesday that Goodlatte made the request to the court’s presiding judge last month prior to the release of the House Intelligence Committee’s controversial memo alleging FBI surveillance abuses, which hinges on documents the FBI used to get the FISA court’s approval to spy on Page.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I am shocked by media reports that the FBI may have relied upon an unsubstantiated ‘dossier’ which makes ‘salacious and unverified’ claims against President Trump,” Goodlatte wrote in his January 16 letter, referencing the Fusion GPS dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia.

The extent to which the FBI used the Fusion GPS dossier remains undisclosed because the intelligence committee’s four-page memo, released last Friday, does not include the underlying warrant and subsequent renewals for Page’s surveillance.

Despite the GOP’s insistence that the dossier was the motivating factor in Page’s surveillance during his time on the Trump campaign, reporting before and after the memo’s release shows the former aide’s ties to the Kremlin were known to the FBI, and he had been surveilled under FISA since 2014.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Pompeo ridiculed by CNN panel for his ‘phony mock outrage’ response after being outed as a foul-mouthed bully

Published

on

Responding to a statement from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued through the State Department accusing an NPR journalist of being "shameless" for going public with an encounter she had with him in his offices where he cursed at her, a CNN panel all but rolled their eyes at his "phony" outrage.

Speaking with host Anderson Cooper, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called out the blustery Pompeo as well as many Republicans who took "umbrage" at Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) mentioning a report that the Donald Trump would have their heads on "on a pike" if they crossed him.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

So much for ‘originalism’ — Trump’s impeachment defense is a constitutional dumpster fire

Published

on

In the absence of any exculpatory evidence, Donald Trump's defense against impeachment increasingly relies on arguments that fly directly in the face of the Constitution. Trump himself set the standard last July with his grandiose claim that "Article II says I can do anything I want," which encountered no serious pushback from his fellow Republicans.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump lawyer Purpura busted by MSNBC for lying on the Senate floor during impeachment trial

Published

on

Moments after the end of the Saturday's Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump concluded, MSNBC host Brian Williams pointed out that one of Donald Trump's attorney's lied on the Senate floor about the president's Ukraine scandal-- and he had a clip handy to prove it.

Sharing footage of attorney Mike Purpura stating the higher-ups in Ukraine were unaware that Donald Trump was withholding aid until after the government helped him by announcing an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, the MSNBC host called the attorney out.

To make his point that Pupura was being untruthful, Williams then showed a clip of Defense Department official Laura Cooper, who testified that Ukrainians were asking about the delay on the day of the Trump phone call that was the starting point of the impeachment trial.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image