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-Lurid Crime Tales-
WSJ Michael Mukasey: 'The Memo and the Mueller Probe’
2018-02-05
[WSJ] If the investigation arose from partisan opposition research, what specific crime is he looking into?

The memo released Friday by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence was the product of necessity, not choice. Even before its release, the debate over its provenance, motive and effect was obscuring the crucial point that it is the underlying facts the memo alleges that present the real issues.

The committee’s memo says that yet another memo, which goes by the cloak-and-dagger title "Steele dossier," provided at least part of the basis for a wiretap of Carter Page, a U.S. citizen who had volunteered as a foreign policy-consultant to the Trump campaign. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted the wiretap application from the FBI and Justice Department two weeks before the 2016 election. In order to obtain the warrant, the government had to show probable cause that Mr. Page was acting as the agent of a foreign power and that in so doing he had committed a crime.
Posted by:Besoeker

#5  Oh Ho Ho,

A former Attorney General weighs in on the argument...interesting on his opinion.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom   2018-02-05 15:48  

#4  #1 Wow, a copy and paste of the article.

Cease and desist letter to follow.
Posted by: Choter Whatle6422   2018-02-05 15:09  

#3  This is very interesting. Seems Carter Page was working FOR the FBI.
Posted by: Deacon Blues   2018-02-05 13:52  

#2  From Mr. Mukasey’s Wikipedia page, because I couldn’t remember why that name was familiar:

Michael Bernard Mukasey[1] (/mjuːˈkeɪzi/; born July 28, 1941)[2] is a lawyer and former federal judge who served as the 81st Attorney General of the United States. He was appointed as Attorney General by President George W. Bush following the resignation of Alberto Gonzales. Mukasey also served for 18 years as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, six of those years as Chief Judge. He is the recipient of several awards, most notably the Learned Hand Medal of the Federal Bar Council.
Posted by: trailing wife   2018-02-05 13:23  

#1  Wow, a copy and paste of the article. Usually it's off to WSJ.com and the article poster doesn't think that we all might not have paid subscriptions.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309   2018-02-05 12:53  

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