Assuming the April 10, 2017, story from the Washington Post is true, “FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser, Carter Page,” in July of 2016. This newly confirmed news only reinforces the fact that the FBI and the Justice Department had suspicions about the deceptive interference that may have been used to pose a threat to the 2016 presidential election. The recent leak to the Washington Post about confidential information in a FISA Investigation is rare yet informative, and it sheds light on a so far, shady Trump administration.

Spying or security protocol

Furthermore, being recognized as a possible compromise to the nation's national security, as well as the presidential campaign, Carter Page's, whether known or unknown involvement with confirmed Russian operatives thrust him in a realm suspicion that in turn targeted him for communication surveillance. In this case, the overwhelming proof of probable cause was enough for the FBI and the Justice Department's investigative team to ask that a FISA warrant be issued. The U.S. Law states that anyone from the U.S. working in a foreign country must be registered as an agent working for that country. Plain and straightforward, Page was believed to be working as an independent agent to a foreign power.

The flip flop

Carter Page, when asked about his association or ties with known Russian nationalist denies any association, and he denies any mentioning of U.S. Sanctions being discussed regarding illegal interference in sovereign nations. However, despite his vehement denials of said allegations, Page flip-flops. He sites indecisive cases of maybe's; the could be and could be not, and the case-in-points whereas “I can't be held responsible...” Nevertheless, FISA reports have confirmed that Page turned over energy document to undercover Russian operatives.

As reported by MSNBC “those contacts had earlier surfaced in a federal espionage case brought by the Justice Department against another Russian agent. Also, the application said Page had other contacts with Russian operatives that have not been publicly disclosed.”

Another stain removed

Page considers himself to be a businessman.

He worked for Merrill lynch; as an energy executive, a former bank investor, and while living in Russia for three years, as an adviser to Gazpron—a Russian-controlled energy giant. In 2008 he came back to New York to found his company, Global Energy Capitol LLC. Moreover, when President Donald Trump was pressured into giving the names of his advisers, Carter Page's name was randomly selected by the president without him having any prior knowledge of the ongoing investigation by the FBI and the Justice Department. And as such, with the knowledge mentioned above having come to pass, the blemish that once stained the White House has been disavowed. “Carter Page is someone that Donald Trump doesn't know.”