“Carter Page on Friday sued the Justice Department, the FBI and former FBI Director James Comey for $75 million, insisting he was unlawfully surveilled as part of the 2017 special counsel investigation into so-called Russian collusion.
The 59-page lawsuit, filed Friday in Washington, DC, the federal court additionally sues former FBI Assistant Director Andrew McCabe and FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
Also named as plaintiffs are former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who this year pleaded guilty to falsifying an e-mail that was used by the FBI to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to monitor Page.” . . . (more)
“ . . . The FBI had a wiretap on him for a year as a suspected recruitment target of Russian intelligence agents.
The FBI’s suspicions were based in part on allegations contained in the infamous dossier prepared by Christopher Steele and paid for by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.“
“Back in 2016, the Democratic National Committee suspected a breach in its computer systems and hired California-based cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike to investigate the potential hack. The company eventually accused Moscow of malicious activities, setting off a multiple-year-old saga that later became known as Russiagate.
Recently-filed financial disclosures from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi showed that the couple had invested between $500,000 and $1 million in CrowdStrike, the company that pioneered accusations that Russia had sought to tamper with the US presidential election back in 2016, . . . . . “
” . . . . For instance, the matter of CrowdStrike. The cybersecurity firm was co-founded by Russian ex-pat Dmitri Alperovitch, who also happens to be a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, an anti-Russian think tank funded by Ukrainian billionaire, Viktor Pinchuk, who donated at least $25 million to the Clinton Foundation before the 2016 election. Crowdstrike was the company that “examined” the supposedly hacked DNC servers, while somebody in the Obama administration prevented the FBI from ever seeing them. Does this sound a little like part of the origin story of RussiaGate? Is that not exactly the potential criminal matter that the current attorney general, Mr. Barr, is officially investigating?”