$75M Lawsuit Against DOJ & FBI Over Russia Probe FISA Abuse

Carter Page, a former Trump aide and campaign advisor has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Justice Department, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page.

$75M Lawsuit Against DOJ & FBI Over Russia Probe FISA Abuse

Carter Page, a former Trump aide and campaign advisor has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Justice Department, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page.

In the lawsuit, Page accuses the agencies of surveilling him through illegally obtained Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders while they were conducting the “Crossfire Hurricane” Russia probe.

The lawsuit filed Friday accuses the agencies of violating Page’s constitutional “and other legal rights in connection with unlawful surveillance and investigation of him by the United States Government.”

This case is about holding accountable the entities and individuals who are responsible for the most egregious violation and abuse of the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] FISA statute since it was enacted over forty years ago,” the complaint states.

The FBI had centered their investigation around former English spy Christopher Steele’s dossier in an effort to obtain FISA warrants against Page. In the dossier which has since been debunked, Steele alleged Page had ties to a Russian influence campaign.

Following the release of Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz report of problems found in the FISA process, chief FISA Judge Rosemary Collyer issued a scathing rebuke of how the FBI handled the applications used to spy on Page.

Judge Collyer wrote, “The frequency with which representations made by FBI personnel turned out to be unsupported or contradicted by information in their possession, and with which they withheld information detrimental to their case, calls into question whether information contained in other FBI applications is reliable.

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