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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:43 PM

'Carter Page is a very unlikely GOP hero'

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

... If the fluidity of Page’s recollections .. isn’t enough to make Republicans think twice about hanging their hat on his innocence, his run-in with two Russian spies three years before he joined the campaign should. According to the Justice Department, Page met with, emailed with, and “provided documents to” one of the spies, Victor Podobnyy, who was posing as a diplomat in New York City while acting as an agent of Russia’s foreign-intelligence agency, known as the SVR. Page gave Podobnyy information “about the energy business” from January to June of 2013, according to the DOJ’s criminal complaint, and Podobnyy appeared to acknowledge in intercepted conversations that he was using Page as a “useful idiot” for intelligence-gathering purposes. Page evidently wasn’t the wiser: In August 2013, he wrote a letter to a book editor claiming that he had been serving as “an informal adviser to the staff of the Kremlin” on “energy issues.

Page told the FBI he didn’t know the Russians were spies. But the bureau was evidently not convinced—while descriptions of Page’s interactions with the spies remain redacted, the fisa application did discuss the efforts by Podobnyy and two other Russian intelligence operatives to recruit “New York City residents” as assets in 2013, when Page was first interviewed by FBI counterintelligence agents” ...


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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:49 PM

1. Timeline of key events in DOJ IG Carter Page report

December 20, 2019


June 18, 2009: FBI interviews Carter Page about contact with Intelligence Officer 1 ...

June 2013: FBI interviews Page about Podobnyy; Page says his acquaintance with Podobnyy was positive for him ...

August 2013: FBI interviews Page .. who admits he has met with Podobnyy since their last interview ...

January 2016: ... Page joins Trump campaign as volunteer ...

March 2, 2016: FBI interviews Page in preparation for Victor Podonyy trial and learns he informed a Russian Minister and others at the UN he was identified in the indictment in “the spirit of openness”

March 21, 2016: Trump formally names Page a foreign policy advisor ...


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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:53 PM

2. Timeline of Carter Page's Contacts with Russia

by Artin Afkhami
February 5, 2018

... On June 13, 2013, court documents show that FBI agents interview Page for the first time in relation to his Podobnyy contacts. Page tells them that he has exchanged emails and met in person with Podobnyy over the past several months, sharing his views on the current and future energy industry. The documents state that Page has also provided Podobnyy with documents about the energy business ...

Aug. 25, 2013 – During a dispute over an unpublished manuscript, Page writes a letter to an academic press that states he is an adviser to the Kremlin, according to TIME. His letter says: “Over the past half year, I have had the privilege to serve as an informal advisor to the staff of the Kremlin in preparation for their Presidency of the G-20 Summit next month, where energy issues will be a prominent point on the agenda” ...

2013/14 – The FBI begins monitoring Page’s communications under a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant relating to his 2013 contacts with Russian operatives, according to multiple U.S. officials briefed on the Russia investigation ...

Jan. 23, 2015 – The U.S. government charges Podobnyy and two other Russian operatives for acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government, after it had broken up a Russian spy ring aimed at seeking information on U.S. sanctions. Federal prosecutors include the Russian intelligence effort to recruit Page as part of the government’s evidence ...


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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:57 PM

3. Meet Carter Page

Brennan Weiss and Pat Ralph
Jul 23, 2018, 10:58 AM

... Page has praised Putin as a better leader than former President Barack Obama ...

Over the years, Page's dealings in Russia caught the attention of US government officials, who suspected that he may be working as an agent of Moscow. Intelligence officials knew of him as far back as 2013, well before he joined the Trump campaign.

During the 2016 election campaign, Trump announced that Page was one of his foreign policy advisers ...

Over 400 pages of documents released ..show the FBI's applications to surveil Page, and Department of Justice officials plus judges signing off on those requests. The FBI said it had reason to believe Page was "an agent of a foreign power" and "the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government" ...


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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:59 PM

4. Former Trump adviser met with Russian spy

Ali Watkins
Posted on April 3, 2017, at 6:39 p.m. ET

NEW YORK — A former campaign adviser for Donald Trump met with and passed documents to a Russian intelligence operative in New York City in 2013.

The adviser, Carter Page, met with a Russian intelligence operative named Victor Podobnyy, who was later charged by the US government alongside two others for acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government. The charges, filed in January 2015, came after federal investigators busted a Russian spy ring that was seeking information on US sanctions as well as efforts to develop alternative energy. Page is an energy consultant.

A court filing by the US government contains a transcript of a recorded conversation in which Podobnyy speaks with one of the other men busted in the spy ring, Igor Sporyshev, about trying to recruit someone identified as “Male-1.” BuzzFeed News has confirmed that “Male-1” is Page ...


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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:05 PM

5. PAGE weirdo creep like all Deploables!1

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