The FBI in their FISA warrent asserts that Carter Page is “a U.S. person, and an agent of a foreign power…”. This is a lie because in 2013 Carter Page assisted the FBI in their case against a Russian spy ring resulting in the conviction of Evgeny Buryakov. In 2016 Carter Page was still assisting the FBI in this case which resulted in a plea deal. The FBI knew that Carter Page wasn’t an agent of a foreign power.
In the heavily redacted document I doubt that the FBI explained how the once cooperative Carter Page changed into an agent of a foreign power in a matter of months.
Why can’t “an agent of a foreign government” assist the FBI in convicting an individual that was acting as “an agent of a foreign government”? What do you think happens if he tries? Does his throat close up after he starts key a sentence, but before he finishes it? Does mighty Zeus smite him with a thunderbolt? What?
They actually strongly suspect that he is. Which is why they are investigating him.
Kim Philby was awarded the Order of the British Empire. As a high-ranking member of British Intelligence he was involved in many cases of investigating people who were acting as agents of a foreign government.
He also happened to be working as an agent for a foreign government.
It is entirely possible to both help convict someone acting as an agent for a foreign government **and **be an agent for a foreign government and its bizarre that anyone could think otherwise.
Except that quite literally does not follow. Nothing about helping the FBI convict a foreign agent interferes with the possibility of being a foreign agent. It’s literally a non-sequitur, because we already know how Page has, in the past, acted as a foreign agent:
“On CNN the former foreign policy adviser and energy consultant declined to answer four times whether he had relationships with Russian officials and declined to elaborate on an academic letter he wrote in 2013, in which he described himself as an “informal adviser” to the Kremlin.”