The FBI gathered intelligence last summer that suggests Russian operatives tried to use Trump advisers, including Carter Page, to infiltrate the Trump campaign, according to US officials.
I’d say they were quite successful.
“This confirms all of my suspicions about unjustified, politically motivated government surveillance,” Page said in an interview Tuesday. “I have nothing to hide.” He compared surveillance of him to the eavesdropping that the FBI and Justice Department conducted against civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Good luck with that comparison, Carter.
Super-deep dive on Felix Sater. Shows how far back the Trump-Russia stuff goes.
Our investigation also may explain why the FBI, which was very public about its probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails, never disclosed its investigation of the Trump campaign prior to the election, even though we now know that it commenced last July. Such publicity could have exposed a high-value, long-running FBI operation against an organized crime network headquartered in the former Soviet Union. That operation depended on a convicted criminal who for years was closely connected with Trump, working with him in Trump Tower — while constantly informing for the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ), and being legally protected by them.
pretty good analysis
“Watergate doesn’t even come close.” There are a lot of new allegations here, including hacking of voter rolls in coordination with the Trump campaign.
Pretty good timeline
What a mess
Wow, this is juicy conspiracy stuff. Seems well-sourced though?
This is out of a dimestore spy novel
Was paid $10-mil to promote Putin’s interests in the US and abroad. Wow.
We can’t see yet what’s at the center of the Trump/Russia black hole. But we can tell a lot about its magnitude by the scope of the event horizon and the degree of its gravitational pull, which is immense.
Pretty good overview, but doesn’t get into the full extent of his Russian ties
More serious dope on Trump/Russia connections