Skip to comments.Carter Page to update his lawsuits against the press after Nunes memo release
Posted on 02/02/2018 8:52:50 PM PST by Brown Deer
Former Trump campaign aide Carter Page said Friday he will be updating his slander lawsuits against various news organizations in light of the release of the Nunes memo, and hailed the release of that memo as a way to "repair" U.S. democracy.
In a statement to the Washington Examiner, Page he is looking forward updating his pending legal action in opposition," but wasn't more specific.
Pages remarks were in response to the release of a classified and controversial memo that shows the so-called Steele dossier formed an essential part of the initial and all three renewal Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court warrant applications against Page. The dossier was funded by Democrats, and the GOP memo said the FISA court was never told of its origin.
In his message to the Washington Examiner, Page called the memo part of the brave and assiduous oversight by congressional readers in discovering this unprecedented abuse of process.
That oversight, he said, represents a giant, historic leap in the repair of Americas democracy.
Page filed a 400-page defamation lawsuit against Yahoo and the Huffington Post in September over a story that claimed he was under investigation for meeting Russian officials who meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
The suit also targeted the Broadcasting Board of Governors, whose outlets Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, both controlled by the United States, wrote an account based off of the Yahoo article. According to Page, the federal government helped to spread the allegations against him.
The defamation lawsuit came around the same time Page filed a proposed friend-of-the-court brief against the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger.
"The collaborative role that the U.S. telecommunications-media oligopoly played in this debacle inflicted against American democracy in 2016 further underscores the structural inequality of the current system which is at risk of only becoming more egregious if the proposed AT&T transaction is approved," Page wrote at the time.
Now, because of the memo, Page said that lawsuit can move ahead.
I look forward to updating my pending legal action in opposition to [the Department of Justice] this weekend in preparation for Mondays next small step on the long, potholed road toward helping to restore law and order in our great country, Page said Friday.
It is unclear what Page meant by what happens on Monday, and he did not immediately clarify.
Looks to me like Carter Paige can sue a lot of people after the release of the memo.
It would be nice and just to make the left wing defamatory media accountable. However these biased lowlifes are protected by the First Amendment and libel suits against the media are very difficult to win. All the lowlifes have to do is prove that they “believed” the story was true at the time they published it or broadcast it.
>> It would be nice and just to make the left wing defamatory media accountable.
Until the Country recognizes the likes of Disney and Comcast are primary facilitators of the malicious, deceitful MSM, nothing will change.
Good luck. Remember the golden rule. The one with the gold rules...
So my understanding is re: Page, is that back in 2013 he went to Russia because of his work in Oil and Gas industry. He was approached by what ended up being Russian industry spies. He worked with the FBI to bust them in 2015. He is cleared of all wrong doing and essentially a hero to his country for bringing down spies.
GPS writes the Dossier. Page now tagentially associated with Trump campaign. Name rings a bell with Ohr, or whomever and thus giving “causi belli” to now have a FISA Title 1 against Page so they could get to Trump.
Do I have the basic Page facts down? If so, the true facts and history of Page needs to be broadcasted far and wide. The man is a patriot and then used in the most revolting way.
Behind a paywall, is there another version out there? Or more importantly a story from an earlier time that is devoid of all this hysteria? I am seeing Democrats just eviserating Page as though he sold nuke secrets to the Russians or something.
Geeze Carter, you are gonna be one wealthy dude!
It was showing when I posted the link.
most of it shows up here (a few paragraphs down):
So I went to a website and read the original court filing of Page’s lawsuit against Yahoo and various other entities. Granted, its one sided but if true this poor guy has been railroaded and slandered and libeled everywhere. Where does a innocent man get his reputation back?
I’m a little confused here because the media seem like the least likely target in his lawsuits. How can the media be accused of libeling him when their report that he was the target of an investigation when this memo actually reveals those reports to be TRUE?
Page charged that Yahoo knew the information was wrong but published it anyway.
They printed the allegations including those portions that falsely accused Dr. Page of participating in an alleged conspiracy to commit crimes against the U.S. Democratic Partys Leadership, not to mention a conspiracy to undermine American democracy and the 2016 U.S. election, the suit states.
And if the Yahoo story is accurate when it claims Page didn't respond to requests for comments, then how can he possibly prevail in a lawsuit? They gave him every opportunity to deny the allegations that were the basis of the investigation, right?
He should also be going after Rep. Swallowell after his appearance last night on Tucker Carlson.
lol, I saw him, and was trying to figure who that dumb boy was that I’ve never seen before.
Hopefully they don’t settle. Discovery could be fun.
That guy accused all of us of working with Putin. He would not answer a question Tucker finally just ended it.