New McCabe-Page Texts Reveal DOJ was Concerned with Potential Bias in FISA Application
Text messages from 2016 between former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page reveal that a senior DOJ official had “continued concerns” about the “possible bias” of a source integral to the Carter Page FISA warrant application, according to Fox News.
On October 12, 2016, Lisa Page wrote to McCabe, “OI [Office of Intelligence] now has a robust explanation re any possible bias of the chs [confidential human source] in the package. Don’t know what the holdup is now, other than Stu’s continued concerns.”
Fox was told the texts were connected to the Page FISA application.
Fox News writes, “It’s unclear whether the confidential source in question was Steele or another individual. ‘Stu’ was an apparent reference to Stuart Evans, then the DOJ’s National Security Division deputy assistant attorney general. In one previously unearthed and since-unredacted text message, former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok texted Lisa Page that he was ‘Currently fighting with Stu for this FISA’ in late 2016.”
“Strong operational need to have in place before Monday if at all possible, which means to ct tomorrow,” Page added. “I communicated you and boss’s green light to Stu earlier, and just sent an email to Stu asking where things stood. This might take a high-level push. Will keep you posted.”
Minutes later, Page wrote to McCabe, “If I have not heard back from Stu in an hour, I will invoke your name to say you want to know where things are, so long as that is okay with you.”
Other text messages reveal Page sent McCabe at least two anti-Trump articles. One article called Trump a “useful idiot” for Vladimir Putin and another said the President one of the greatest threats to national security.
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