Trump Adviser Surveilled By FBI Reacts To DOJ Report About Him | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Trump Adviser Surveilled By FBI Reacts To DOJ Report About Him | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC 1


Former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page joins msnbc’s Ari Melber for one of his first TV interviews since the long-awaited DOJ report on the Russia probe came out, which cites Page hundreds of times in discussing how he was investigated. Melber asks Page about the report’s findings that there was no “political bias” by the FBI in the Trump Russia probe, and the mistakes the DOJ found about the warrant process. Aired on 12/16/19.
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Trump Adviser Surveilled By FBI Reacts To DOJ Report About Him | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

88 Comments on "Trump Adviser Surveilled By FBI Reacts To DOJ Report About Him | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. Denis DeSapience | December 16, 2019 at 2:01 PM | Reply

    Carter Page looks exactly as one might envision a Russian agent to look like…, and act like.

  2. It was never a Witch Hunt it was just a hunt that caught a witch

  3. Make Racists Afraid Again | December 16, 2019 at 2:21 PM | Reply

    Trump = Crime

    • Toward Treatise | December 16, 2019 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      Tronald J. Dump well he ran on the idea, and he has suffered the will of the minority’s rule of law since before he was sworn in, so dems shouldn’t get upset about his use of the law to uphold his campaign promises and the constitution if any time like that comes.

    • Tronald J. Dump | December 16, 2019 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      @Toward Treatise – it is illegal to engage in foreign affairs for personal benefit. And he was NOT fighting to Corruption. So, the rest of your argument is meaningless.

    • Toward Treatise | December 16, 2019 at 10:29 PM | Reply

      Tronald J. Dump if he was investigating corruption he has the right to. Dems want to take the personal benefit thing to the point of the president not being allowed professional benefit in his elected duty. In order to make their argument make sense…: And on hearsay for goodness sake. Let’s all just vote on it.

    • Tronald J. Dump | December 16, 2019 at 10:31 PM | Reply

      @Toward Treatise sure. He has the right. Sure. But he wasn’t. And the facts prove that.

    • Toward Treatise | December 16, 2019 at 10:33 PM | Reply

      Tronald J. Dump see to say that you should have to prove it when asked.

  4. Sheik Yo Booty | December 16, 2019 at 2:25 PM | Reply

    LOCK THEM ALL UP AMERICA 🇺🇸 make us great again, the pussygrabber is a national security threat

    • @Toward Treatise You are acting stupid on the internet to learn?

    • @Toward TreatiseStill acting stupid,huh?

    • Toward Treatise | December 16, 2019 at 9:41 PM | Reply

      Randy Welsh what is more stupid than claiming the unification of power is the best design by nature? Doesn’t nature itself in all its diverse complexity argue against it? Especially considering the history of both socialism and capitalism throughout history as well as today. Are you smart enough for this? Really, you can do it…

    • @Toward Treatise yawn

    • Toward Treatise | December 16, 2019 at 10:18 PM | Reply

      Randy Welsh see and that’s my point being here to learn you know… so many of todays Democrats already know they’re wrong. What do we do about that? Trump 2020 really is my best guess so far. It’s all I’m sayin.

  5. Page: “The report says I have been completely exonerated, let me take my victory lap!”
    Ari: Well, the report also says there was no anti-Trump bias, do you except that as well?”
    Page: ” Well uhhhhhh…….”
    Carter Page was a joke then and he’s a joke now.

    • @Concrete Lightbulb That indicates that the press wanted trump contrary to what they assert that the press was biased toward her.

    • The reason the email was altered is not quite as nefarious as right-wing media is making it out to be. A Russian spy ring in New York City tried to recruit Carter Page back in 2013. What the spies didn’t know was that they were being surveilled by our own agencies, and these Russians specifically mentioned Page as an easy mark in those recordings. That case can be found here:

      Carter Page is not mentioned in that case filing until page 12, item 32, which begins with “On or about April 8, 2013 . . .”. Carter Page is referred to as “Male-1” in that case, because his name was masked since he was a U.S. citizen and not the direct subject of the surveillance, just someone the Russian spies talked about as someone they were trying to recruit.

      Once Page’s name was guessed from information Steele leaked in 2016 and buzzfeed published in I believe it was January 2017, Page immediately began making the rounds of the talk shows, declaring that it was outrageous that he was being accused of being a spy, because he had actually been a source for the CIA. Go ahead and read that DOJ case that I linked above, because it really is an interesting case.

      So when Page started saying he was a CIA asset on national television, the CIA reached out to the FBI. Horowitz details this starting on page 247 of the IG report, Section B. “Information About Page’s Prior Relationship . . .”:

      Horowitz only identifies the other agency as “the other agency”, since it is outside the purview of Justice and therefore he does not name the agency by name (Horowitz is the IG for the Justice Department). The confusion comes into play because the two different intelligence agencies use different nouns to identify a type of contact, and from the NYC Russian spy case linked above, Page would have been considered “not a source”, since he wasn’t an asset, but an incidental contact in that case.

      Either way, the whole thing should have been very specifically typed out in detail for the FISC since it is germane, rather than changing it to “not a source”. The court may well have extended the FISA anyway, since they were picking up information from the surveillance (if they weren’t, they would not have been granted an extension – Horowitz doesn’t detail this because whatever they were picking up is classified, but FISC doesn’t renew fruitless warrants).

    • @Sheik Yo Booty you moron

    • Timothy Henigin | December 16, 2019 at 9:40 PM | Reply

      ​@family lowe The report didn’t ask for anyone’s input on the matter. It didn’t lean or ask for any conclusions and the IG clearly said that this report showed no evidence of bias for or against POTUS. Agents in the FBI are allowed to have opinions. It’s specifically allowed because of FREE SPEACH. America does not suppress its federal employees or citizens to think of feel in any specific way, but we’re expected to be impartial and evidence of impartiality when dealing with serious matters such as the FISA warrants and such. But there has not been evidence, and taking a private conversation from somebody and using that as evidence demonstrability attacks free speech.

      FBI Agents are not robots. US Military personnel are not robots. We do not want robots. We want free-thinking Americans protecting America, not robots. Opinions do not mean bias, stop attacking free speech!

    • @Geoff Gyro and Gates, Manafort, Papadopoulos, Flynn, Stone, Cohen are been jailed because of wrongdoing act and collusion with Russia.
      Still ppl trust this crooked president and GOP’s defends him.
      Putin go around with a big smile around his face.
      He think who needs weapons to take down U.S., when he got tRump and Moscow Mitch and Leningrad Lindsey

  6. Why even have this Lying Criminal on?

  7. He volunteers for a campaign with contacts with Russia and he runs around communicating with Russians. The FBI and CIA would be totally incompetent if they did not start a surveillance of him.

    This is not about Carter Page but about FISA warrants applications in general. FBI did what they normally do.

    • Since when is talking to russians wrong? Democraps do it all the time and are even in businesses with them. John Podesta is partner in an energy business in USA, West Virgina I think it is, with his buddy Vlad Putin. That great deal for podesta was set up while he was an advisor to obama working in the White House. So yes the FBI and CIA were totally incompetent, where was the investigation into podesta and obama?

  8. Andrew Jackson | December 16, 2019 at 2:54 PM | Reply

    Back in the 1990’s, Bush Sr was caught on a hot mic saying, ” If the American people knew what we were really doing, they would be chasing us down the street with base ball bats “. Criminals have been in charge for decades.

  9. These Russian Republicans lie about everything.

    • @William H <<--- is a russian troll. Just fyi.

    • They’re Russian useful idiot’s 🤯

    • Been a huge uptick in obvious Russian troll comments with LGBTQ flags. Must be running outta funds if using bottom of the barrel “insults” that only play in backwards, uncivilized and under-educated countries/regions. They forgot we are still the USA, not Russia. Idiots.

    • Mind Freshener | December 16, 2019 at 6:20 PM | Reply

      …so was using the DNC’s Steele Dossier and forging the CIA ‘Catrer Page’ e-mail – an act of sleepwalking? 😁 😂 🤣 How do you Forge an e-mail in “Error”? 😁 😂 🤣 How do you use Admitted Work of Fiction in “Error”?😁 😂 🤣Democrats are the Scum of the Earth!

  10. Granny Soup Ladle | December 16, 2019 at 2:57 PM | Reply

    Im now in favor of empathy-emulation implants for psychopaths after this whole 3+ year nightmare. Id rather play god than play dumb.

    • Toward Treatise | December 16, 2019 at 4:17 PM | Reply

      Is it now which side you are on that really matters? That makes the only important difference am I right?

    • Empathy or lack thereof seems to determine which political party you identify with these days.

    • Toward Treatise | December 16, 2019 at 7:06 PM | Reply

      @Burma Jones its so obvious we should empower them absolutely in all things, over the economy, and speech, and to implants and playing God with globalism as it meets socialism. Go team spirit of slavery! 2020! Now by election or impeachment? Such democratic Democrats.

  11. Page has been under surveillance since early 2000 for russian ties trump hired on known russian actors like manfort flinn page

    • obama told me the cold war is over, russia is our friend. He proceeded to entertain highest level russians in the white house 22 times. The obamas and ther large entourage of hangers on went to russia 12 times. The only people invited to the WH more than russians, were muslims and movie stars. 30 house democraps are involved in russian businesses and investments, bernie sanders had his honeymoon in moscow. There are literally hundreds of videos and photos of democraps partying with Putin, having breakfast with him, having dinner with him. Obama put 35 to 39 russians up in a mansion with an expense account to spend. Never one word about who they were or why they were here and why tax payers were supporting them. And of course the uranium.

  12. Anti Hypocrite | December 16, 2019 at 3:10 PM | Reply

    Barr is the Fox in the hen house and is a dam liar !

  13. Bilge Barr is a complete sham.

  14. Gym Jordan's Hair | December 16, 2019 at 3:18 PM | Reply

    Poor Carter Page, he’s dumb as a box of rocks. Wonder if he was born that way or just caught it by hanging out with the Orange Fart & his band of thieves.

    • Crystal Giddens | December 16, 2019 at 4:04 PM | Reply

      DOJ lawyer altered an email and forwarded it to an FBI field agent who wanted *”written clarification”* on whether or not carter page was a source for the CIA. The alteration was a flat denial carter page was a CIA source when in fact carter page was a source for the CIA. This attorney who “doctored” the email is the same one who declared *”viva la resistance!”* in response to President Trump’s victory. His name is Kline.

    • Gym Jordan's Hair | December 16, 2019 at 4:14 PM | Reply

      @Crystal Giddens – Yeah, and Donald Trump became “president” although he lost the vote because the Republicans own the Electoral College. What exactly is the point you’re trying to make? Don’t forget that Barr also rigged Mueller’s report. Soooooo? They’re all criminals.

    • Mind Freshener | December 16, 2019 at 6:24 PM | Reply

      …so was using the DNC’s Steele Dossier and forging the CIA ‘Catrer Page’ e-mail – an act of sleepwalking? 😁 😂 🤣 How do you Forge an e-mail in “Error”? 😁 😂 🤣 How do you use Admitted Work of Fiction in “Error”?😁 😂 🤣Democrats are the Scum of the Earth!

  15. this clown is spinning like mad, he hears the parts he wants to hear and just lies about the rest. pathetic.

    • @William H <<--- Back trolling again today comrade? Does putin at least give you xmas and new years off? #PutinsTrollArmyRealTime

    • @Duane Hall You truly are a pathetic breed, Duane.

    • @family lowe <<--- Why? Because I call you out when I see you here trolling?

    • Mind Freshener | December 16, 2019 at 6:21 PM | Reply

      …so was using the DNC’s Steele Dossier and forging the CIA ‘Catrer Page’ e-mail – an act of sleepwalking? 😁 😂 🤣 How do you Forge an e-mail in “Error”? 😁 😂 🤣 How do you use Admitted Work of Fiction in “Error”?😁 😂 🤣Democrats are the Scum of the Earth!

    • Carter Page still wanna sit there and lie about there being an inside set-up against Trump from the FBI and then DOJ.

  16. Carter Page is still as creepy as ever. He wants to launch his very own witch hunt.

    • @Kevin Meiz hey genius, I am aware of the principle points you just made regarding Mr Page. I listened to the senate hearings and some puns interviews. He was a operational contact for the Central Intelligence Agency. The FBI did not doctor evidence against him, rather they omitted certain details. Negligence was found on behalf of the feds. We do not know if it was done intentionally or not, and we will likely never know. Shanity & Page are looking to investigate the investigators, investigators. He can sue all he wants and might win a settlement. Bill Barr meanwhile is still talking about spying and pushing a very partisan agenda. He is a partisan hack gas lighting the country ever chance he gets.

    • On a side note he is 13 days older than Tupac.

    • @Ethan Genius….There’s multiple articles and the IG Report itself that says information was DOCTORED by former FBI lawyer KEVIN CLINESMITH (So cut the crap buddy). And it’s funny how all the mistakes the FBI clearly made point in one direction (Negative missinofmation against Trump). Look no further for bias within the FBI than those Styrok and Page texts about Trump (Good luck excusing that). Comey’s recent disastrous interview with Chris Wallace proves the FBI made countless so called mistakes to get Trump. The mountain of damning facts can’t be denied and more will come from Barr and Durham I suspect. So stay tuned😎👍

    • Kevin Meiz ; Lisa Page has a lawsuit of her own going. Private texts to her ex bf getting smeared around by dummies like you, cut the crap buddy.. smh. James the giraffe’s interview with Wallace was a good interview, nice try though.

    • @Ethan It was more than a nice video interview, it was damning on Comey (Not the doorman at the FBI, but the former FBI director himself). As for Page suing the FBI, I could care less either way, their all scummy to me. And I’m so glad your defending those text messages of their clear hatred of Trump and his supporters (Smelly Walmart shoppers) while at the same time, working on investigating Trump (While wrapping up Hillary’s own investigation up real fast apparently). So they got let go by the FBI for no good reason right? One of my personal favorite texts is “Dont worry, we’ll stop him” (Trump). Yeah, no bias to see or hear here folks, move along. Smh😒 Your making it way too easy for me when your trying to win a losing arguement by defending the actions of these people who have positions of power and abused, if not conducted themselves in a non professional manner while on the job. Trey Gowdy smacked down Stryok real nice during his testimony. Inform yourself and get back to me buddy. I shouldn’t have to explain all this to you.

  17. There’s a BIG difference between “finding someone innocent” and “not finding (enough) evidence (yet)” – as the Mueller Report explicitly stated! Fact is, Carter met with Russians incl. those connected to the Russian government. Mueller just couldn’t find out enough about it, especially as Carters statements were lacking and contradictory.
    But only being involved in corrupt Russian companies, praising Putin and Trump and sueing the FBI for correctly investigating him shows that this guy is VERY far from being innocent.

    • Mind Freshener | December 16, 2019 at 6:23 PM | Reply

      …so was using the DNC’s Steele Dossier and forging the CIA ‘Catrer Page’ e-mail – an act of sleepwalking? 😁 😂 🤣 How do you Forge an e-mail in “Error”? 😁 😂 🤣 How do you use Admitted Work of Fiction in “Error”?😁 😂 🤣Democrats are the Scum of the Earth!

    • Doctor Remulak | December 16, 2019 at 7:41 PM | Reply

      @Mind Freshener Gee tough luck, some Republicans in the FBI and CIA made errors.Doesn’t change ONE FACT about the CRIMINALS now sitting in prison.
      Emojis are most often used by prepubescent females.
      Republicans are the worst people ever born.They live by eating scum.

    • keith parkhill | December 16, 2019 at 7:49 PM | Reply

      @Mind Freshener You don’t know much about FISA or the CIA. Your dossiare was started by the GOP.

    • Well, no. Carter really wasn’t a criminal (but he’s the only one that wasn’t). He was a big dope, though, since a Russian spy ring tried to recruit him/dupe him back in 2013, and the only reason the Russians weren’t successful in duping him back then was because the Russian spies were under surveillance and the US intelligence agency spying on the Russian spies went and knocked on Page’s door to tell him what was going on. Now you would think that after such a close call, the fellow would have taken his Russian Studies degree and put it to work as a professor teaching Russian Studies or something safe like that. But no, he still thought he was going to become a tycoon in the Russian energy market, or a foreign policy advisor. Of course he is going to sue, and Barr’s justice department will give him a nice settlement.

  18. Whenever you talk to Russian intelligence, even innocently or stupidly, is a red flag to to CIA. Ask the Australian and European intelligence.

  19. I always get the feeling that he wants DESPERATELY to be in the middle of SOMETHING!!

  20. Ari: Do you agree with the report that there was no witch-hunt?
    Page: Me, me, me, me, me. I wanna talk about me

    • Mind Freshener | December 16, 2019 at 6:11 PM | Reply

      …so was using the DNC’s Steele Dossier and forging the CIA ‘Catrer Page’ e-mail – an act of sleepwalking? 😁 😂 🤣 How do you Forge an e-mail in “Error”? 😁 😂 🤣 How do you use Admitted Work of Fiction in “Error”?😁 😂 🤣Democrats are the Scum of the Earth!

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