Not that Rep. Ted Lieu would be one to spout off against the administration without airtight proof, but …
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 12, 2017
It was the Washington Post that dropped Tuesday night’s big bombshell, and if reports attributed to unnamed U.S. officials are your thing, consider the ground shaken. In short, the paper reported that last summer, the FBI and the Justice Department obtained a FISA warrant to former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page.
The FBI obtained a FISA warrant last year to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page in a probe of campaign’s Russia ties https://t.co/PzRlqGkC2T
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 11, 2017
SooperMexican at the Right Scoop gave what might be the best take of all on the revelation: the resistance is jazzed because it’s becoming ever more clear that the Trump campaign did collude with Russia, and that elusive proof is just within reach; and Trump supporters are claiming victory because they can say that Trump was right all along about being surveilled by the Obama administration.
— Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) April 11, 2017
This is pretty extraordinary. The bar for FISA targeting of a US person is SUPPOSED to be quite high. https://t.co/KsahcuFMS3
— Julian Sanchez (@normative) April 11, 2017
I know we're all jaded, but the FBI thought a Trump adviser was acting as an agent for the Russian government. That's not a small thing.
— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) April 12, 2017
— Dario Navarro (@darionavarro111) April 11, 2017
"Page is the only American to have had his communications directly targeted with a FISA warrant in 2016 as part of the Russia probe"
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) April 12, 2017
WaPo: FBI wiretapped Trump sorta-adviser Carter Page in 2016. 'Only American directly targeted with FISA warrant.' https://t.co/8CYyggwhty
— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 11, 2017
As with every single bombshell up to this point in the Trump administration, though, there’s some fine print: “Page has not been accused of any crimes, and it is unclear whether the Justice Department might later seek charges against him or others in connection with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.” So …
So what did the @FBI find on Carter Page? Nothing?
— Jonathan Langdale 💭 (@jlangdale) April 11, 2017
Now that would be a bombshell. For tonight, at least, just the suggestion that Page was deemed worthy of monitoring has some dreaming of that election do-over that isn’t going to happen, ever. At the very least, Rep. Maxine Waters and crew want Sean Spicer and his slip-up/denial of the Holocaust off the front page.
— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) April 11, 2017
Warrant on Carter Page shows we no longer have smoke. We have extreme heat. Acting Atty General must appoint a Special Prosecutor NOW. https://t.co/tnFbFn9OWy
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 12, 2017
My president fired $80m of missiles to change the narrative and all I got was Carter Page trending.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) April 12, 2017
Stop tweeting about Spicer, start tweeting about Carter Page. Thanks in advance.
— Kevin Phelan (@KPhed) April 11, 2017
Carter Page another reason to demand a new election, foreign government colluded with Americans to badly dismantle the democracy of America.
— Mr. Weeks (@MrDane1982) April 12, 2017
Or, was the Obama administration using a flimsy case against Carter Page in order to monitor the Trump campaign?
Translation MSNBC to English
"Obama claimed Trump advisor was a spy to justify Obama spying on Trump campaign."
O is a criminal. pic.twitter.com/Kvk1JVB7iw
— Philip Schuyler (@FiveRights) April 12, 2017
🚨THIS IS BIG!🚨 The Obama Admin, FBI Comey & Loretta Lynch WEAPONIZED the FISA court to SPY ON Trump team thru adviser Carter Page. pic.twitter.com/oKAczFW4o2
— Boston🇺🇸Bobblehead (@DBloom451) April 11, 2017
Some might call us fake news, but it would give us a break if players like the Washington Post could ease up on the bombshells.
Carter Page has the greatest odds of being tragically crushed beneath a piano at the bottom of a stairwell than anyone in earth right now
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) April 12, 2017