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Judicial Watch Obtains Carter Page FISA Documents

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JudicialWatch.org | Judicial Watch has obtained and released 412 pages (pdf attached below) of documents about Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants targeting former Trump adviser Carter Page. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement:

These documents are heavily redacted but seem to confirm the FBI and DOJ misled the courts in withholding the material information that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC were behind the “intelligence” used to persuade the courts to approve the FISA warrants that targeted the Trump team. Given this corruption, President Trump should intervene and declassify the heavily redacted material.

Though heavilly redacted, the documents appear to confirm that the FISA court was never told that the justification for the warrants came from the now infamous "dossier" created by Fusion GPS and paid for by an agent of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.  The initial Carter Page warrant was granted just weeks prior to the 2016 election.

The documents are part of a February 2018 Judical Watch Freedom Of Information (FOIA) lawsuit. The lawsuit is seeking:

Copies of all proposed and all final signed FISA applications submitted to the FISC relating to Russian interference in the 2016 election, allegations of collusion between people associated with the Trump campaign and Russia, and any known Trump associates regardless of context;

Copies of all FISC responses to the above-mentioned applications in which the Court notified the FBI or Justice Department that it would not grant the proposed applications or recommended changes. If any such FISC responses were provided orally, rather than in writing, please provide copies of FBI or Justice Department records memorializing or otherwise referencing the relevant FISC responses;

Copies of all FISC orders relating to the above mentioned applications, whether denying the applications and certifications, denying the orders, modifying the orders, granting the orders, or other types of orders.

President Trump wasted no time in congratulating Judicial Watch and calling attention to the findings:

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