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The released documents contain dozens of pages that are entirely blacked out.

 

People who have read them, including Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, say they contain secret evidence establishing ties between Page and Russians — evidence that goes beyond what was included in the dossier compiled by Christopher Steele. Frank Figliuzzi, the former FBI counterintelligence chief who is now an NBC News contributor, says that likely includes reporting from human sources and intercepted communications. Page, it should be said, denies that he was an agent of Russia and has not been charged with a crime.

 

National security experts who have reviewed the document say that even the parts that aren't blacked out contain more than enough information to provide a judge reason to rule that the FBI had probable cause to believe that Page was an agent of Russia.

 

Probable cause is much lower than the reasonable doubt the standard required to convict someone of a crime. "It's the probability of a possibility," said William Banks, director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse University College of Law.

 

Page had already appeared on the FBI's radar as a target of Russian intelligence recruitment in a separate spy case. He has acknowledged that he traveled to Moscow and met with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign. It would have been malpractice for the FBI, confronted with allegations that Page was helping the Russians, not to investigate, Figliuzzi says.

 

Four different judges, all appointed by Republican presidents, signed off on electronic surveillance of Carter Page.

 

And that's the end of a long process that involves multiple layers of review within the FBI and the Justice Department, current and former officials say. Anyone trying to put one over on the FISA court would be risking his or her career.

 

Source - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/why-team-trump-wrong-about-carter-page-dossier-secret-warr...

 

 

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Sen. Rand Paul Monday said he is meeting with President Donald Trump to ask for former CIA director John Brennan to have his security clearance revoked.

 

@“Is John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on @realDonaldTrump,” the Kentucky Republican tweeted Monday morning. "Today I will meet with the President and I will ask him to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance."

 

Brennan, who was CIA director under former President Barack Obama, now works as a senior national security and intelligence analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Brennan has been highly critical of Trump.

 

Most recently, he lambasted Trump‘s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, calling it “nothing short of treasonous” in a tweet.

 

Paul’s request comes after Fox News host Tucker Carlson said last week that Brennan still had a security clearance despite not working for the federal government anymore.

 

Carlson, who called Brennan an “out-of-the-closet extremist,“ went on to call for his security clearance removed.

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/23/rand-paul-john-brennan-security-clearance-735620

 

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Considering Brennan's background and history he should have never had a Top Secret Clearance in the first place!

 

 

 

 


Now what you have here is an enabler just posting word for word what he got from the leaders today. Does anyone think an enabler could ever back up that statement with facts they know. Keep in mind what the experts have told us about the enablers: Uneducated, poor, easy to lead, mostly white (KKK Type), do not think to well on their own. They supported Roy Moore in the south. Dictator Trump even had one in N.F. which I understand had more from N.F. than AL which is where the far right were to come from to attend.

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@Tom5678 wrote:
well at least HE had ONE! How many other people in this administration are still working without any clearance at all I wonder??

Does that mean you approve of revocation?

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Paul’s request comes after Fox News host Tucker Carlson said last week that Brennan still had a security clearance despite not working for the federal government anymore.

 

 

Well if Tucker said it........................BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


 

Does the childish laugh mean you think Carlson is right or wrong?

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But yet Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law, lacks the security clearance level required to review some of the government’s most sensitive secrets, according to two people familiar with his access. For the first year of the Trump administration. He had it revoked and then restored.

Brennan is being let go for citizing The Donald , he has more Knowledge than Kushner, yet the Relative is still there.

The Donald the Little Bully in the Play Ground can not take being criticised, it hurts his Feelings.

They should revoke The Donalds for 1 meeting w/ Russians in a room alone, in the White House, 1 meeting w/ Putin alone, & wants another meeting w/Putin in Wash.

He spilled the beans once, why not again?

Former CIA director says Trump's press conference with Putin was 'nothing short of treasonous'

Is that really the sort person that should be in an Asministration?

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well at least HE had ONE! How many other people in this administration are still working without any clearance at all I wonder??
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Sen. Rand Paul Monday said he is meeting with President Donald Trump to ask for former CIA director John Brennan to have his security clearance revoked.

 

@“Is John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on @realDonaldTrump,” the Kentucky Republican tweeted Monday morning. "Today I will meet with the President and I will ask him to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance."

 

Brennan, who was CIA director under former President Barack Obama, now works as a senior national security and intelligence analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Brennan has been highly critical of Trump.

 

Most recently, he lambasted Trump‘s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, calling it “nothing short of treasonous” in a tweet.

 

Paul’s request comes after Fox News host Tucker Carlson said last week that Brennan still had a security clearance despite not working for the federal government anymore.

 

Carlson, who called Brennan an “out-of-the-closet extremist,“ went on to call for his security clearance removed.

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/23/rand-paul-john-brennan-security-clearance-735620

 

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Considering Brennan's background and history he should have never had a Top Secret Clearance in the first place!

 

 

 

 


Well...a 'reasonably' accurate source for a change.  This time re-iterating the litany of complaints directed at Brennan by highly subjective right wing sources voicing the same complaint multiple times in the past.  The gratuitious commentary from the [pea]nut gallery is, just the cherry on the top. 

 

The 'objectivity' and 'trustworthiness' of the entire gaggle of geese  honking loudly here is highly questionable, of course.  As is the security clearance of one son-in-law of a prominent National figure who had it revoked for apparent cause and re-installed by daddy's edict. See....that kind of thing just shouldn't happen.  The 'edicter' is himself unqualified to hold even a 'confidential' security clearance, let along the top one in the chain.  In that regard, it is way, way past time to require any candidate for federal office to have been cleared for the level required for the posting sought.  It would require the clearing agency to be absolutely politically neutral and ethical too.  Hmmmmmm.  'Spose that's possible?  Hmmmmm.

 

Tucker Carlson, Fox News and Rand Paul are some examples.  They appear as principles in this smear directed at a career public official....for political purpose as far as I can tell.  So what's new....that isn't.  Another poster said it was likely because of his recent comments concerning the loyalty of daddy himself.  I agree.  Word seems to have been put out to 'shut this guy down'.  Now where that 'word' really came from is still open.  Plausible Deniability, don't you see?

 

Brennan seems to have gored multiple oxes in his time.  Among them the usual cadre of the far-right.  Brennan is described as an 'Independent'...politically.  According to the cadre, you can't be an 'Independent' unless you're off the scale on the right end....or a real conservative either.  That's Bull, of course.  Brennan drew the IRE of the ACLU as well and a real conservative knows what they are....right?  That means left, of course.

 

There is a saying that, in effect,  says if both sides are mad at you, you must be doing something right.  Another one more in keeping with the RRRR practices is the one that says, "he who is not for me is against me". 

 

Now...that comes from the Bible and was intended to apply specifially to man's [God's too] unending conflict with evil.  Beats me why an omnipotent entity would allow something like evil in the first place, but I suppose there is some explanation out there.  Anyway, politics being what it is, I suppose you could bend the saying a little and apply it to politics too.  Not very honest to do that, but then honesty does depend on where you stand when you look at things, just a bit.  Perspective counts for a lot.

 

Thanks again, guy...we'll get there yet.

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Paul’s request comes after Fox News host Tucker Carlson said last week that Brennan still had a security clearance despite not working for the federal government anymore.

 

 

Well if Tucker said it........................BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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But yet Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law, lacks the security clearance level required to review some of the government’s most sensitive secrets, according to two people familiar with his access. For the first year of the Trump administration. He had it revoked and then restored.

Brennan is being let go for citizing The Donald , he has more Knowledge than Kushner, yet the Relative is still there.

The Donald the Little Bully in the Play Ground can not take being criticised, it hurts his Feelings.

They should revoke The Donalds for 1 meeting w/ Russians in a room alone, in the White House, 1 meeting w/ Putin alone, & wants another meeting w/Putin in Wash.

He spilled the beans once, why not again?
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Sen. Rand Paul Monday said he is meeting with President Donald Trump to ask for former CIA director John Brennan to have his security clearance revoked.

 

“Is John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on @realDonaldTrump,” the Kentucky Republican tweeted Monday morning. "Today I will meet with the President and I will ask him to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance."

 

Brennan, who was CIA director under former President Barack Obama, now works as a senior national security and intelligence analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Brennan has been highly critical of Trump.

 

Most recently, he lambasted Trump‘s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, calling it “nothing short of treasonous” in a tweet.

 

Paul’s request comes after Fox News host Tucker Carlson said last week that Brennan still had a security clearance despite not working for the federal government anymore.

 

Carlson, who called Brennan an “out-of-the-closet extremist,“ went on to call for his security clearance removed.

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/23/rand-paul-john-brennan-security-clearance-735620

 

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Considering Brennan's background and history he should have never had a Top Secret Clearance in the first place!

 

 

 

 

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