Trying to make sense of WaPo’s latest “bombshell” revelation

Last summer, as part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign, the FBI obtained a secret FISA court order to monitor the communications of Trump adviser, Carter Page.  

IOW, Trump was right all along that the Obama administration wiretapped his campaign.

The Obama FBI and the Obama Justice Department got the warrant after convincing an (Obama appointed?) Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) judge that there was probable cause to believe Page, then a foreign policy aide to Trump’s campaign, was acting as an agent of Russia.

Despite the wire tapping that was supposed to uncover hard evidence that a Trump campaign staffer was playing footsie with the Russians, Carter Page has not been accused of any crimes. 

It seems to me that, if the wiretap had uncovered said evidence, Obama’s people would‘ve indicted him in a big, public way last fall when it would’ve badly damaged Trump’s campaign and helped put Hillary into office.

The fact that all they’ve done is leak innuendos since Trump got elected leads me to conclude that the wire tap turned up a whole lot of nothing.

2017_01 20 NYT surveillance story


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