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What Does The Carter Page FISA Warrant Really Mean? Ben Shapiro Breaks it Down

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Over the weekend, the FBI released the FISA warrant application against Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page, heavily redacted, to the public. Much of the information that was contained in the document was already known, with hundreds of pages of material being blacked out.

Many folks are wondering if there is anything significant that has now been added to the conversation by the release of the document. Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro breaks down what we can learn from this being released.

1. The FBI Relied Heavily on The So-Called Steele Dossier. The dossier compiled by British spy Christopher Steele at the behest of the Hillary Clinton campaign and Fusion GPS was allegedly handed over to the FBI in September 2016, and served as a key component of the FISA warrant application. It didn’t play a minor role; it played a major role. With that said, most of the Steele dossier had to do with Trump and onetime Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort – and none of that material appears in the application.

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2. We Don’t Know How Much The Dossier Was Corroborated. Republicans have suggested that the Steele dossier was used in its entirety and was not corroborated in any way. We simply don’t know that, since corroborating details could be found behind the redactions. If the FBI simply used the Steele dossier without any corroboration, that would certainly be troubling.

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3. The Nunes Memo Suggestion That The Application Didn’t Contain Warnings About The Source of The Steele Dossier Is Wrong. Dueling interpretations of the memo by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) have emerged. On the one hand, Byron York of The Washington Examiner says that Nunes was correct – that the funding of the Steele dossier wasn’t fully conveyed to the Court. On the other hand, the application contains clear references to “Candidate #1” being targeted by “Candidate #2.” In my opinion, it’s a massive stretch to suggest that the court didn’t know that Hillary had paid for the dossier. The application openly states that a “US-based law firm had hired the identified US person to conduct research regarding Candidate #1’s ties to Russia…The identified US person hired Source #1 to conduct this research. The identified US person never advised Source #1 as to the motivation behind the research into Candidate #1’s ties to Russia. The FBI speculates that the identified US person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Candidate #1’s campaign.”

This is just a few of the points Shapiro mentions. If you want to see his complete list of six, you can see his full post at the Daily Wire. The link is down below.

The bottom line is this doesn’t really give us a whole lot that we didn’t already have before, thus nothing in this document is going to change your mind one way or the other.

As Shapiro notes in his piece, the real question is why Trump doesn’t just make the document completely declassified if it really contains what he says it contains? Let’s put this to bed and move on to bigger and better things.

Source: The Daily Wire

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CNN Guest: We Must Censor More Conservative Outlets From Reaching ‘Huge Audiences’

How do they sleep at night??

John Salvatore

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“We have to turn down the capability of these Conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences.” This is how lefties think. Remember: the only right opinion is the left’s opinion. And that’s why America finds itself in such a dangerous place, these days. WATCH: https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1350911573347479553?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1350911573347479553%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F462773-cnn-we-have-to-turn-down-the-ability-of-oan-and-fox-news-to-be-seen-by-people%2F https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1350864541333262340?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1350864541333262340%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2021%2F01%2Fformer-facebook-exec-calls-oann-newsmax-deplatformed-turn-capability-conservative-influencers-reach-huge-audiences-video%2F LOOK: https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736732364644353 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736735166451719 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736736915464193 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736738299596802 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736739813715968 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736742196084736 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736742196084736 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736742196084736 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736744767197184 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736744767197184 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736746423963650 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736747791290369 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736749691297795 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736751025123329 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736752421744642 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736753726218244 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736755097767938 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736755097767938 https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status/1347736755097767938

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Adam Schiff: Under ‘No Circumstance’ Should Trump Receive Intel Briefings After January 20

But Schiff should??

John Salvatore

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Adam Schiff is no fan of Donald Trump – this much we’ve known for some time. His latest tirade against the current Commander in Chief, however, may have crossed a line. As chairman of the House Intel Committee, Schiff worked diligently in an attempt to have Trump impeached, with his secretive methods drawing major criticism from the Republican Party. Now, with President Trump less than 72 hours away from civilian life, Schiff is looking to send a parting shot across his bow. From Breitbart: House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that there was “no circumstance” under which President Donald Trump should receive intelligence briefings once he leaves office. Schiff added, “I don’t think he can be trusted with it now, and in the future, he certainly can’t be trusted. Indeed, there were any number of intelligence partners of ours around the world who probably started withholding information from us because they didn’t trust the president would safeguard that information and protect the sources and methods. That makes us less safe. We’ve seen this president politicize intelligence, and that’s another risk to the country.” President Trump’s next moves aren’t exactly clear. Some seem to believe that Donald Trump will find his way into the media sphere, perhaps even launching his own news station. Others have suggested that he could announce his 2024 candidacy on the day of Biden’s inauguration, which would essentially “freeze out” other potential candidates.

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