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I had a longstanding relationship with Professor Halper, i always believe in innocent until proven guilty,but my conversations with him intensified right in the month before myillegitimateFISA warrantin September 2016, when all these defamatory articles are being placed by the [Democratic National Committee].
I am not. I admire the heck out of the man, but I don't know his phone number, I've never been to his house, I don't know his children's names, i think I had a meal once alone with him in a restaurant. I like him. I am not a -- I'm an associate of his who admires him greatly. We're not friends in any social sense.
No, I've never been an agent of a foreign power by any stretch of the imagination, i may have, back in the G20 when they were getting ready to do that in St. Petersburg, I might have participated in a few meetings that a lot of people -- including people from the Obama administration -- were sitting on, and Geneva, Paris, et cetera, but I've never been anywhere near what's being described here.
I look forward to the Privacy Act of 1974 lawsuit that I plan to file in response to the civil rights violations by Obama administration appointees The FBI last year, the discovery process will be of great value to the United States, as our nation hears testimony from United States under oath, and we receive disclosure of the documents which show what exactly was done in 2016.
Consistent with the politically motivated unmasking standards seen in the Obama Administration which have recently been exposed, my personal identity and earlier assistance of federal authorities in the 2015 case of U.S.A. v. BURYAKOV, SPORYSHEV and PODOBNYY was framed in an easily identifiable way that amplified the reputational damage against me.
There have been various reports [about FISA documents and FBI surveillance of him], but I was so happy to hear that further confirmation is now being revealed. It shows how low the Clinton/Obama regime went to destroy our democracy and suppress dissidents who did not fully support their failed foreign policy. It will be interesting to see what comes out when the unjustified basis for those FISA requests are more fully disclosed over time, including potentially the Dodgy Dossier -- a document that clearly is false evidence, which could represent yet another potential crime.
Liars and leakers in Washington and more broadly the political class in United States actually had a much more negative impact, all of the discussions about the influence that the Russian government had on the U.S. election would actually pale in comparison to the much heavier influence that the U.S. government actually had in trying to hurt then-candidate Trump. That negative impact based on these complete lies has continued to put a dark shadow over United States in general.
I was always very cautious. The only time, and you're the first person in the media that I'm saying this very directly to -- I said, ‘ Hello, ’ to him in passing, handed him my business card and never got a business card from him, as I did for many ambassadors in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.