Sunday, June 9, 2019

Who In The World Would Ever Cooperate With The FBI Or The CIA?

Carter Page was interviewed today by Maria Bartiromo. I found the interview to be generally unsatisfactory--Maria repeatedly set Page up to provide incisive commentary, and Page usually ducked those opportunities, preferring to talk about ancillary matters. However, beginning at about the 2 minute mark there is an interesting segment that runs as follows:

PAGE: I had a longstanding relationship with the CIA going back decades, essentially, ... and in this fake Mueller report they just refer to this as, Oh, he's "colluding", if you will, with these Russian intelligence officers.
I'm acting as a source, doing it for our government and, oh, by the way, doing it for free as opposed to these DNC consultants" [who were getting paid by both the DNC and Russian oligarchs, but were also receiving "eleven payments" "as Judicial Watch has revealed"]. 

That last is a clear reference to Christopher Steele, who received 11 payments from the FBI.

So, Page is essentially saying: I had a longstanding relationship with the CIA [as well as with the FBI], I was providing them with information, gratis, and this is how they pay me back--they accuse me publicly (through leaks) of being a Russian agent.

Who in their right mind would cooperate with US government agencies that treat cooperating witnesses/informants like that? AG Bill Barr speaks of restoring credibility to the DoJ and the Intelligence Community--after revelations like these, that's a long road.


  1. Excellent advice until the day comes that the government again becomes "of the people, by the people and for the people."

    1. It used to be that the FBI prided itself on dealing fairly with people--even with criminals.

  2. Well, our society has decided that much of the wisdom from the past is too patriarchal, Christian, white, overly restrictive, and not in line with "science."

    This is what happens when you throw out the pursuit of truth and substitute the pursuit of results.

  3. If I had the opportunity to interview Carter Page, I would ask him about how he himself helped the FBI trap Russian Intelligence official Evgeny Buryakov.

    The entrapment of Buryakov is described in a Justice Department press release titled Evgeny Buryakov Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court In Connection With Conspiracy To Work For Russian Intelligence, published on March 11, 2016.

    The DOJ press release reports that Carter Page (CS-1) "purported to be working on a casino development project in Russia". I would ask Carter Page the following questions:

    * Was he really working on a casino development project in Russia?

    * If so, was that project related to Donald Trump?

    * If not so, did he lie to Buryakov that the project was related to Trump?

    * Was it the FBI's idea that Page would purport to Buryakov that he was involved in a casino project? If so, then explain.

    * Why did he volunteer to join Trump's campaign staff?

    * Did he have some relationship with Trump before 2016?

  4. I recall when Page provided testimony/evidence regarding the earlier efforts by Russians to recruit him in 2013, some Russian reportedly referred to Page as an "idiot." It seems CIA/FBI found this description to be useful. Perhaps to their everlasting regret today.

    Though there does appear to be some naivety to Page. WTF is he giving some graduation speech in Russia in 2106? Looks like a total set-up.

    In answer to your question, only the extremely desperate will work (cooperate) with the CIA/FBI. And from the tone of the interviews during the Mueller investigation, and the burying of exculpatory evidence, I'd say "lawyer up."

    1. "Looks like a total set-up."

      I suspect that as well.

  5. Page, Kilimnik and Mifsud have all worked with the US or UK, yet are depicted as Putin-friendly by the Mueller crowd. The lesson here is probably not to get involved with the intel people at all, even just to help them. Sad.

  6. > and Page usually ducked those opportunities, preferring to talk about ancillary matters. <

    After being shafted by the deep state, he choose wisely.

  7. Due to his stupid antics and bravado, Brennan has made the CIA look pretty incompetent and corrupt (and the same might be said of Comey and the FBI). But the truth is that many intelligent people at DOJ/FBI/CIA worked very hard crafting the debacle that has come to be known as SpyGate/RussiaGate. A huge amount of time and resources were committed to these capers, and they genuinely believed that they were going to succeed in taking down Trump. Someday, the full story will be revealed and the audacity will be breathtaking.

    1. I like that:

      "many intelligent people at DOJ/FBI/CIA worked very hard crafting the debacle"

  8. I wish I could be optimistic but I am firmly convinced Liberalism is a mental illness. I have little hope for a good outcome.

    1. I fear for our children and grandchildren. It's arguable that the American experiment has failed. Obviously it has failed in a variety of ways, but I mean in a more comprehensive way.

  9. Yesterday The Daily Caller published an article by Carter Page that included the following passages:

    .... Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that this decision could put “people’s lives at risk.”

    MSNBC analyst and former CIA Director John Brennan also expressed concern, saying the information “could in fact put people’s lives in great jeopardy as well as put very sensitive and very exquisite U.S. intelligence capabilities at risk.” ....

    In the wake of defamatory news reports based on the “Dodgy Dossier” in September 2016, I faced frequent death threats and countless risks to my life. It all stemmed from the U.S. intelligence community’s illicit conspiracy with the Democratic Party. Strong support from loyal media advocates exacerbated these misperceptions. .... my life and the lives of countless other Trump supporters were frequently put at risk.

    The partisan Mueller report included extensive references to my long series of in-depth meetings with FBI agents in March 2017. But like most of their one-sided tome, these misleading accounts left out the most essential details from those interviews, which were frequently leaked by the intelligence community in subsequent years. ....

    After I waited for nearly half a year, the FBI visited me in early 2017. At the time, I was enthusiastic, because it offered me an opportunity to provide essential evidence of the terroristic threats I had received. The agents I met with said they would turn the information over to the appropriate officials at the bureau to investigate the threats.

    However, these threats only persisted in subsequent months, aided by more misleading and illegal leaks from the government. ...

    In February of this year, I again implored FBI Director Christopher Wray to release essential information about the terror threats that I have faced. Rather than completely relinquish hope in an institution I had voluntarily served for many years, I asked for the bureau’s support with another follow-up letter this month.

    But in the wake of the dangerous situation that the bureau helped to create in 2016, they have still apparently done nothing to help ensure my safety nor to begin restoring the integrity of the courts. By allowing these terror threats, foreign-intelligence operations, major white-collar crime and other core elements of their agency’s mission to remain unaddressed, the FBI is failing to achieve its “priorities.”

    The mess that the DNC and the intelligence community jointly created in the federal court system is just the start of damage they have caused. Brennan was unwittingly correct about “information that could in fact put people’s lives in great jeopardy.”

    In conjunction with the DNC’s illicit smear campaign, the intelligence community did just that on the Obama administration’s watch: put people’s lives at risk.

    1. Unfortunately, while this is true, Page prefers to talk about these (undoubtedly disturbing) events rather than some of the questions people like Maria Bartiromo have presented to him. I for one would like to hear what he can say about the circumstances surrounding his invitation to give the commencement address in Moscow--who exactly were these people, their connections, etc.

      There are many other questions that he could and should be addressing.