Carter Page became a household name after the 2016 presidential election, and not for the right reasons. Page, who was targeted as a Russian spy, spent the following years trying to clear his name. But as the first former FBI official has be criminally charged for doctoring documents with the purpose to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Page, Page feels this is “the first step on the road to justice.”
In an interview with Maria Bartiromo, Page said this is the first time he’s seen “some semblance of justice from the DOJ and FBI with the fact they were acting in accordance with Crime Victims’ Rights Act, a law that was totally avoided and not respected throughout last four years.” But Kevin Clinesmith, who was part of Mueller’s Russian investigation, has formally pled guilty for altering an email about Page. Because of this email, the Department of Justice was able to spy on Page through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
But Page, who has been dramatically effected by Crossfire Hurricane, said that the charge against Clinesmith “is just the tip of the iceberg in so many ways.” Page, who has been the subject of the Russian conspiracy, and continuously targeted by left-win media and lawmakers, feels a day of judgement is coming. He said, “It was false conspiracies and made-up lies paid for by Democrats. I actually sent Mr. Clinesmith a letter in April 2017, you know, to your point about media, there were some media leaks and lies and misrepresentations, on the Rachel Maddow Show on ‘MSDNC,’ and sure enough I get more threatening calls from Oklahoma that night.”
Clinesmith altered the email to say that Page was “not a source,” which allowed another FISA warrant against him. The charge against Clinesmith says he “did willfully and knowingly make and use a false writing and document, knowing the same to contain a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and entry in a matter before the jurisdiction of the executive branch and judicial branch of the Government of the United States.”
The Russian conspiracy propelled by the Democrats and popular talk show host relied on the FISA warrants as part of their proof that Trump colluded knowingly with the Russians, with the argument that Obama’s justice department officials were “nonpartisan” and “objective.” Targeting Page, his life was turned upside down as a result. This week, the Senate Intelligence Committee also completed their investigation of the Russian probe by the FBI, and concluded that the Dossier, which was one of the original document used as justification to start the Russia probe, was also misused by the FBI. As Durham and AG Will Barr complete their investigations, there will most likely be more indictments against FBI and DOJ officials for misusing their power to target President Trump and his team.