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10 Things About The Carter Page Story That Only Lawyers And Russiagate Analysts Would Catch

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10 Things About The Carter Page Story That Only Lawyers And Russiagate Analysts Would Catch

Attorney Seth Abramson, an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, outlined 10 things about the explosive Washington Post story on Carter Page that only lawyers and Russiagate analysts would catch.

First a quick recap. On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that the FBI had obtained a secret court order “last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign.”

A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge granted the FBI and the Justice Department’s request for a warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing the court that there was “probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case, Russia.”

The post notes that this is the “clearest evidence so far” that the FBI had reason to believe during the 2016 presidential campaign that a Trump campaign adviser was in touch with Russian agents.

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