It feels like waiting for criminal consequences for what was done to the Trump campaign during and after the 2016 election is taking a lifetime and Americans have despaired that justice might ever be done in the matter.
But sounds like Carter Page is tired of waiting and is going to push for some answers and a little justice of his own.
The former Trump campaign advisor dropped a huge lawsuit and it names virtually all the Obama administration folks involved whom we have come to know — James Comey, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe and others — over his treatment by them. The complaint “seeks relief herein for Defendants’ multiple violations of his Constitutional and other legal rights in connection with unlawful surveillance and investigation of him by the United States Government” and asks for no less than $75 million, according to the Washington Examiner.
— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) November 27, 2020
Among his lawyers, Leslie McAdoo Gordon.
It is my privilege to represent Carter Page in his suit against the officials who violated his rights in an outrageous abuse of govt power. #Winterishere.
We're a team of lawyers working for justice for Carter as you can from this link to the complaint: https://t.co/05nIt8Bx9Y
— Leslie McAdoo Gordon (@McAdooGordon) November 27, 2020
Now while the government action seems to be taking forever, if it ever comes, this action by Page could force the people involved to finally testify openly and come across under oath for what they did while the government was illegally obtaining FISA warrants against him. They might also be able to point to the the names not specifically included who deserve to be included, the folks behind these guys.
How much is a man’s reputation worth? The investigation smeared his name, while not finding anything to support any connection to the Russians, indeed having evidence to suggest the opposite. But despite that, at least one person lied in order to get the FISA warrant against Page and falsely represented an email to help get that warrant. That’s the one plea in the case that the DOJ has managed to get so far, Kevin Clinesmith, who falsely changed a CIA email that said Page was a source for them to that he wasn’t a source.
“The more fundamental problem was that the FBI was so intent on obtaining a FISA warrant to enable it to spy on the Trump campaign that it did not fully and accurately disclose to the FISC the evidence it had obtained as to whether Dr. Page was a Russian agent. To persuade the FISC that there was probable cause to believe that Dr. Page was a Russian agent, the Defendants provided false or misleading information to the FISC,” Page’s lawyers told the court on Friday, adding, “The individual Defendants fabricated or intentionally disregarded critical evidence, and misled the FISC, in order to obtain the FISA warrants. This case is about holding accountable the entities and individuals who are responsible for the most egregious violation and abuse of the FISA statute since it was enacted over forty years ago.”
What they did to him as well as to others was just so plainly wrong. And it wasn’t only against Page. It was a harm done to us all. Now maybe, finally, these people might be made to pay for it.