Hey Ggys, remember weirdo Carter Page, the Trump 2016 Goat Rodeo campaign staffer whose outrageous Russian connections like “ties to known Russian spies, his past work with Kremlin-controlled Gazprom and a pro-Russia speech that he delivered in Moscow at the height of the campaign” made everyone’s alarms go off enough so that the FISA court granted permission for investigators to wiretap him? Russia! Russia! RUSSIA!!1!
Yeah, him. One of the coffee boys.
Anyway, Page sued the DOJ and the FBI for violating his Constitutional rights, wanted $75M Ameros in damages and a federal judge threw out the case:
But District Judge Dabney Friedrich rejected his lawsuit on Thursday. In a 54-page ruling, the Trump appointee said Page’s claims were “troubling” but still decided to throw out the case.
Part of Friedrich’s rationale for tossing the lawsuit is that Page sued the wrong people. The defendants were involved in drafting the court filings that led to the surveillance, and some even greenlit the surveillance, but none of them conducted the surveillance.