Carter Page, former adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, said in an interview Monday with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity that there is a team of attorneys reviewing the Justice Department inspector general’s report.
Lawyers are looking for grounds to file a lawsuit, as Page considers that his reputation has been seriously damaged by an investigation into Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia that ultimately produced no evidence.
According to Fox News, Page mentioned that he was a CIA asset that had been put at risk for serving the United States, and that over the past few years he has been the subject of lies, defamation and threats.
Hannity said he was upset to learn that Page had been ill-treated after it was revealed that he was the subject of a FISA warrant.
“They totally took a piece of information about you, altered it to say the opposite—basically that you are betraying your country when you helped your country,” Hannity said.
Last October, Page sued the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the law firm Perkins Coie and two of its partners, Mark Elias and Michael Sussman, in federal court in Oklahoma.
Perkins Coie represented Hillary Clinton and was behind the hiring of Fusion GPS, another research firm that hired former British spy Christopher Steele to follow Trump’s campaign. Mark Elias was Perkins Coie’s direct contact with Fusion GPS, according to Daily Caller.
As for the current lawsuit, during Monday’s broadcast of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson specified that Page would seek legal action against former CIA director and current CNN contributor John Brennan.
For now, Page has said he plans to share his findings and those of his lawyers with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, who has been charged with following up on the investigation.
As Fox News points out, it is also expected that during Wednesday’s hearing, Inspector General Michael Horowitz, directly in charge of the FISA abuse report, will testify.
Last Monday President Trump made mention of the obscure intentions of several former FBI officials, who were implicated in designing an ousting after obtaining a series of surveillance warrants against then-campaign adviser Carter Page.
According to Daily Mail, during the Obama administration, the FBI “ignored warnings that an anti-Trump research dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele was flawed—and its author biased—when agents used the material to justify warrants targeting Carter Page, who they thought might be a Russian asset.”