Russiagate: At least six FISA warrants, at least two cases
Louise Mensch puts two more pieces of the emerging Russiagate jigsaw puzzle into place:
Sources close to the intelligence community report that at least six separate FISA warrants were granted in the case of Donald Trump and his team’s collusion with Russia. A separate source confirms that the FISA warrant I reported on November 7th at Heat Street, granted against two Russian banks, was in fact two separate FISA warrants, granted on the same day … , one for each bank, Alfa Bank and Silicon Valley Bank – [issued] October 15th .
There’s no word on the nature and target of the other four warrants – but there is this:
sources have pointed me at PACER records in both the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of New York, which I have verified independently. In his testimony to the Judiciary Committee this past week, Mr. Comey specified that the FBI was working with ‘two main sets of prosecutors’ – one being the Eastern District of Virginia, popularly known as the ‘rocket docket’.
I have independently verified that these cases do exist. In the Eastern District of Virginia, “Case Name Not on File” was filed on April 17th, with the Movant listed as the U.S. Government.
In the Southern District of New York, also on April 17th a RICO case was filed, with the plaintiff not listed. In the Eastern District of Virginia, the Movant is publicly listed as the US Government – there is less information in the New York Southern District Court.
Here are the screenshots of the cases:
… and a very interesting retweet from Louise Mensch. Ariane Bellamar is an erudite former stripper turned political activist.
@LouiseMensch Yep. Yep. Yep. My sources tell me that there's 15 + FISA's out. If that proves to be true, oh my god. Never before, & hopefully never again.
— Ariane Bellamar (@ArianeBellamar) May 6, 2017
And there’s this, from this morning’s edition of MSNBC’s AM Joy: