FILE – In a Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, speaks with reporters following a day of questions from the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
UPDATED 1:52 PM PT — Thursday, January 30, 2020
Carter Page is filing a lawsuit against the DNC over the unverified dossier that launched the Mueller report. The defamation suit was filed on Thursday morning in Illinois and also named law firm Perkins Coie and its partners.
Last week, a federal court confirmed the FISA warrants that allowed Obama era FBI officials to spy on Page were invalid. His lawsuit claimed the DNC, along with its partners, knowingly spread false and unverified information about him to both the FBI and the DOJ through the Steele dossier.
“The defendants’ wrongful actions convinced many Americans that Dr. Page is a traitor to the United States, and as a result he has received — and continues to receive — multiple death threats,” the lawsuit stated. “In short, the defendants’ actions have not only damaged the plaintiffs’ reputations and financial prospects, they have even caused Dr. Page to reasonably fear for his safety.”
This followed the recent IG report, which outlined how the FBI mishandled the situation and led to dozens of corrective actions within the agency.
“We are deeply concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate handpicked investigative teams on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations,” stated the Department of Justice Inspector General. “The circumstances reflect the failure, as we outlined in the report, not just by those who prepared the applications, but also by the managers and supervisors in the crossfire hurricane chain of command, including FBI senior officials who were briefed as the investigation progressed.”