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Trump Tweets on FISA Warrant Ask Questions No One Wants to Answer

Saturday night is where news stories go to die, so it’s not surprising that the Department of Justice would choose a time when most of us are occupied in leisure pursuits to dump bombshell documents on the American people.

Deb Heine covered the Carter Page FISA warrants story for PJ Media here, but the reaction from Donald Trump and others suggests that the “nothing to see here, move along” attitude of the press on the justification for wiretapping a presidential campaign bears closer examination.

Andrew McCarthy’s comments, quoted by Trump above, are particularly on point:

The main takeaway from the documents is worrisome: is this pitiful amount of evidence all it takes for the government to carry out a surveillance operation on an American citizen who had the extraordinarily sensitive job of working for a presidential candidate?

Page has never been charged with “colluding” with Russia and isn’t likely to be. Since the FISA warrant process is super secret, we’ll probably never know how many of these warrants end up leading to a dry hole and an innocent target of the massive power of the government’s surveillance state.