On Friday, former CIA informant Carter Page filed a stunning $75 million lawsuit against the Spygate, otherwise known as Obamagate, key actors.
The lawsuit named several defendants, including the federal government of the US, FBI, and DOJ.
The suit also includes former FBI Director James Comey, FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and others.
The named individuals and others have previously confessed compiling and approving four Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants to spy on Page despite several errors and omissions. Comey and others now regret signing after acquiring intel.
“As a direct and proximate result of Defendants’ actions, Page suffered harm,” alleged the lawsuit. It said that Page was falsely portrayed as a traitor to the US.
The former CIA informant also lost business opportunities that are more than tens of millions of dollars and future lifetime earning potential. Page suffered and will continue to suffer emotional and mental pain for his lifetime. Other losses likewise include costs, fees, and attorneys’ fees.
Page’s suit names various public reports and statements of Spygate/Obamagate abuses. Some of the public records include DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence analysis, portions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) rulings.
The given sources “establish that there is not and never was any evidence that Dr. Page acted in concert with Russia or its agents—because he did not—and that the four FISA warrants to surveil him were unlawful.”
“Since not a single proven fact ever established complicity with Russia involving Dr. Page, there never was probable cause to seek or obtain the FISA Warrants targeting him on this basis,” claims the lawsuit.
According to the suit, the DOJ currently assesses and has “formally admitted to the FISC, that concerning at least the last two warrant applications, ‘if not earlier, there was insufficient predication to establish probable cause to believe that [Dr.] Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power.’”
It further alleges that the agents along with the federal government “committed an abuse of process” with an ulterior motive in hiding behind the FISA warrant process as a means to spy on Trump’s presidential campaign even by “unlawfully invading the privacy of Dr. Page without probable cause.”
Page’s suit has at least eight claims against several defendants. FISA violations have the first four counts, and one count seeks damages for each of the four FISC surveillance orders against the doctor.
FISA states that an aggrieved person, whether subjected to electronic surveillance or whose information obtained by the electronic surveillance of such person has been disclosed,” can charge the officials responsible for the surveillance.
Page served in the Navy for about six years. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of London in 2012 and worked at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Page never met the then-presidential candidate Trump, and served only as a mere volunteer of an informal foreign policy advisory committee.
The deep state and the Obama administration wreaked the man’s life in the hopes of smearing Trump’s campaign. It’s about time they pay a high price.