Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, speaks at a news conference at RIA Novosti news agency in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Page said he was in Moscow on a visit to meet with businessmen and politicians. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
As I’ve written about previously, the leftists are experts at using “lawfare” to get their way when they cannot win at the ballot box or via legislation. They have even become brazen enough to file suit when President Trump had the temerity to rescind Executive Orders of his predecessor. Because of such, I have strongly advocated that we conservatives start using some lawfare of our own — if for nothing more than to let the leftists feel some of the pain they’ve never been reluctant to inflict on conservative victims.
We might just have seen the first shot. Yesterday, in the first 90 seconds of his morning show, David Webb introduced Carter Page, a frequent guest, who broke a major story right then and there. Page, as has been reported in RedState and other American publications, had been the victim of a malicious, politically motivated DOJ/FBI that had its origin with the Democrat National Committee and the Hillary Clinton Campaign. During the first segment of Webb’s show, Page announced a civil suit against the Democrat National Committee.
My colleague and taskmaster, streiff, wrote the Red State breaking story on this. For all the details
Streiff provides great depth, finishing with what I see is the money quote below, that actually serves as the true starting point for this OpEd.
The real goldmine here will not be a monetary settlement, it will be the discovery process which will give Carter Page’s legal team the ability to gain access to all manner of communications by the DNC and Perkins Coie concerning anything to do with the Steele Dossier.
Streiff makes a great point. This is all about courtroom discovery. However, my sights are a little higher. The DNC is merely the interim target. I would posit that one of the reasons for Page to go after the DNC (besides what they represent) is that they would be much easier to get into a courtroom than the Department of Justice or the FBI. Government corruption to the point where it targets citizens merely for their political affiliation is our primary focus. After all, we expect an entity named the Democrat National Committee to be corrupt — just ask Bernie Sanders. We do, however, expect much better from our law enforcement institutions.
This is a brilliant move by Page. His suit will likely require lots of discovery, not all of which will be limited to the DNC. Because the DNC’s attempt to dirty up candidate and later President Donald Trump, ended up leeching over into the DOJ, discovery needs to include all the documents and witnesses related to the Steele “dossier.” This must also include any spinoff documents or witnesses that were generated by the DOJ/FBI because of it. The point is to make folks in the DOJ and the FBI, along with the DNC and their legal firm, sweat like Page has had to. Make them spend their own money to defend themselves from personal civil actions.
This need not be an isolated response, but rather the first in a trend. My colleague Bonchie also has a piece of about Lieutenant General Mike Flynn, who has decided to withdraw his guilty plea and also reject a ‘compromise” offered to him by the DOJ as a result. He is going to the mat, as he should.
He has a good shot at winning his case on the merits. His needs to be the next civil suit filed, not only against the government, but also certain employees—employees who are not covered by sovereign immunity. Render them destitute. Threaten to imprison them. It’s time for some good old fashioned operant conditioning, lawfare style.
David Webb can be found on Sirius, Patriot FM, Channel 125, M-F 0900-1200 EST.
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