Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page claims that the FBI has ruined his life - telling the New York Post that "the crimes that have already been committed against President Trump, myself and the entire Trump movement are much worse" than Watergate.
Page details how "Spygate" cost him his business, his income and even his girlfriend.
Page tells The Post that during the media barrage he faced in late 2016, he visited his girlfriend at her London flat, where she was “freaking out with the fake news about me.” -New York Post
“Talking with her later in the evening after dinner, she told me that she didn’t want me staying there anymore, and that our relationship was over... So late that night I booked a last-minute hotel reservation as part of this early chapter of the redefinition of my life.”
Who’s going to give back the young and beautiful lives (and others) that have been devastated and destroyed by the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt? They journeyed down to Washington, D.C., with stars in their eyes and wanting to help our nation...They went back home in tatters!
Page says he thinks that Stefan Halper - the longtime CIA and FBI operative used by the latter agency to infiltrate and spy on the Trump campaign, was secretly spying on him in a "politically motivated" sting that involved Halper using "fake sympathy to gain his trust - all while fishing for dirt on Page's ties to Russia, where he'd worked as an energy consultant," according to Paul Sperry of The Post.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out to be a trap,” Page said.
Halper contacted Page in early July 2016, weeks before the FBI claims it first opened an investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
The timing is significant because if Halper was being used as an informant before a case had been officially opened, it raises the possibility the Trump campaign was spied on for political — not law enforcement — reasons. -New York Post
Page agrees with President Trump's characterization of the scandal as "Spygate," saying "It is particularly appropriate given recent developments."
As covered extensively by Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller, Halper reached out to two other Trump campaign aides - George Papadopoulos and Sam Clovis, while also reportedly informing on former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn.
Halper's surveillance of Page, which lasted over 14 months and extended into 2017, coincided with a lucrative series of contracts from the Department of Defense for "research" projects. Halper earned over $400,000 for a period beginning September 26, 2016 - however he was paid over $1 million from contracts awarded by the Obama...