Case: Page v. Comey

1:20-cv-03460 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Nov. 27, 2020

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

This case is related to the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse's coverage of the Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants. For more information on litigation to disclose the warrants that inspired this case, please see this link. For a summary of the warrants and information on ongoing efforts by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to protect the confidential information in them, see this link. The FISA requires the government to obtain a warrant from…

This case is related to the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse's coverage of the Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants. For more information on litigation to disclose the warrants that inspired this case, please see this link. For a summary of the warrants and information on ongoing efforts by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to protect the confidential information in them, see this link.


The FISA requires the government to obtain a warrant from the FISC before it may conduct any domestic electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information. The warrant applications are made ex parte and must include a sworn statement by a federal officer of the facts and circumstances relied upon to justify the government's belief that the target of surveillance is a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power. Once a FISC judge receives a warrant application, the judge can order approval of the surveillance only if the judge finds that there is probable cause to believe that the target of the electronic surveillance is a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power. Because the orders only authorize surveillance up to 90 days, the government must file an application for an extension that meets the same requirements as the initial warrant application and obtain a renewal order from the FISC for continued surveillance. For the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collection of FISA matters, see our special collection.

On November 27, 2020, an informal foreign policy advisor to the Trump 2016 presidential campaign, represented by private counsel, filed this complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He sued the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States, and former DOJ officials that sought the warrant against him in their individual capacities. He alleged violations of his right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures due to improperly filed FISA warrants against him. He sought $75 million in compensatory damages, punitive damages, injunctive relief to amend government records about him, and attorneys' fees for both this case and a previous, failed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request related to the suit. Page filed this case under FISA (50 U.S.C. §§ 1801-1812) for each FISA warrant and renewal sought against him, Bivens, the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 2674), and the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). The plaintiff added that, at the time of filing, he had an active administrative claim under the Patriot Act pending before the DOJ, and if this claim was unsuccessful, he would add that to this complaint.

In his complaint, the plaintiff alleged that the government did not have probable cause to obtain a FISA warrant against him, because the information upon which the warrant was based came from one unreliable confidential source. He argued that the FBI and all of the agents involved in procuring this warrant were aware, either in an investigative or supervisory capacity, of the deficiencies in the source's testimony and did not follow up with relevant sub-sources to confirm the source's allegations. The plaintiff stated that the defendants still sought the warrants anyway, even after interviews with the plaintiff in connection to the warrant failed to establish probable cause that he was acting on behalf of a foreign power to sabotage the United States, the key preliminary findings needed to grant a FISA warrant. He added that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) and subsequent FBI investigations found that the FISA warrant against Page and each of its renewals were unlawfully obtained.

The case was assigned to Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson on November 30, 2020. On April 15, 2021, the plaintiff filed an amended complaint, with the defendants filing motions to dismiss the amended complaint in mid-May. A seconded amended complaint was filed on June 8, mooting the pending motions to dismiss. The amended complaint corrected some of the material facts and added an additional claim arising under the Patriot Act, asserting that the defendants’ willful violation of the FISA Act entitled the plaintiff to commence an action against the United States to recover money damages. In June, Judge Jackson was elevated to the D.C. Circuit and the case was unassigned. In mid-September, 2021, the defendants filed motions to dismiss or, in the alternative, for partial summary judgment.

With the defendants’ motions pending, the case was reassigned to Judge Florence Y. Pan in early October. Judge Pan announced on October 27, however, that she would recuse herself because of her longtime friendship with an attorney for one of the defendants. The case was reassigned to Judge James E. Boasberg, who recused himself the following day, citing his extensive involvement with the matter while a judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Ultimately, the case was reassigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich.

As of March 25, 2022, the case is ongoing with the motions to dismiss still pending before the court.

Summary Authors

Ellen Aldin (12/16/2020)

Rachel Harrington (3/26/2022)

Related Cases

In re Carter W. Page: A U.S. Person [FISA dockets 16-1182, 17-52, 17-375, 17-679], Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (2016)

James Madison Project v. U.S. Department of Justice, District of Columbia (2017)

FISA Court Matters relating to disclosure of Carter Page surveillance records: Four FISC cases [FISC Misc. 18-01, Misc. 18-02, Misc. 18-03, and Misc. 19-01], Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (2018)

N.Y. Times Co. v. United States DOJ, Southern District of New York (2018)

Judicial Watch, Inc. v. United States DOJ, District of Columbia (2018)

Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice, District of Columbia (2018)

Page v. U.S. Department of Justice, District of Columbia (2019)

In re Accuracy Concerns Regarding FBI Matters Submitted to the FISC, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (2019)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18694445/parties/page-v-comey/


Judge(s)

Jackson, Ketanji Brown (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Gordon, Leslie McAdoo (District of Columbia)

Parlatore, Timothy C (New York)

Pedigo, Kerry Lawson (Texas)

Pierce, John M (California)

Judge(s)

Jackson, Ketanji Brown (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Gordon, Leslie McAdoo (District of Columbia)

Parlatore, Timothy C (New York)

Pedigo, Kerry Lawson (Texas)

Pierce, John M (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Page v. Comey Docket

Dec. 1, 2020 Docket
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Jury Trial Demanded

Nov. 27, 2020 Complaint
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Second Amended Complaint

June 8, 2021 Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18694445/page-v-comey/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT against BRIAN J. AUTEN, KEVIN CLINESMITH, JAMES B. COMEY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, JANE DOE 1-10, JOHN DOE 1-10, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS, ANDREW MCCABE, LISA PAGE, JOE PIENTKA, III, STEPHEN SOMMA, PETER STRZOK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with Jury Demand ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number CDCDC-7887916) filed by CARTER PAGE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons James Comey, # 3 Summons Andrew McCabe, # 4 Summons Kevin Clinesmith, # 5 Summons Peter Strzok, # 6 Summons Lisa Page, # 7 Summons Joe Pientka III, # 8 Summons Stephen Soma, # 9 Summons Brian J. Auten, # 10 Summons Department of Justice, # 11 Summons Federal Bureau of Investigations, # 12 Summons Attorney General, # 13 Summons U.S. Attorney's Office)(Parlatore, Timothy) (Entered: 11/27/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Summons James Comey

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3 Summons Andrew McCabe

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4 Summons Kevin Clinesmith

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5 Summons Peter Strzok

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6 Summons Lisa Page

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7 Summons Joe Pientka III

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8 Summons Stephen Soma

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9 Summons Brian J. Auten

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10 Summons Department of Justice

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11 Summons Federal Bureau of Investigations

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12 Summons Attorney General

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13 Summons U.S. Attorney's Office

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Nov. 27, 2020 Clearinghouse
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NOTICE of Appearance by Leslie S McAdoo Gordon on behalf of All Plaintiffs (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 11/27/2020)

Nov. 27, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by CARTER PAGE. Case related to Case No. 19-cv-3149. (Parlatore, Timothy) (Entered: 11/27/2020)

Nov. 27, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by CARTER PAGE. Case related to Case No. 20-cr-165. (Parlatore, Timothy) (Entered: 11/27/2020)

Nov. 27, 2020 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Kerry Lawson Pedigo on behalf of CARTER PAGE (Pedigo, Kerry) (Entered: 11/27/2020)

Nov. 27, 2020 PACER
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Emergency MOTION for Order to Redact Addresses by CARTER PAGE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 11/27/2020)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Nov. 27, 2020 RECAP
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- John M. Pierce, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7888353. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by CARTER PAGE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 11/27/2020)

Nov. 27, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Andrew E. Calderon, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-7888378. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by CARTER PAGE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 11/27/2020)

Nov. 27, 2020 PACER

ENTERED IN ERROR.....Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (adh, ) Modified on 11/30/2020 (adh, ).

Nov. 30, 2020 PACER

Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (adh, )

Nov. 30, 2020 PACER
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SUMMONS (12) Issued Electronically as to BRIAN J. AUTEN, KEVIN CLINESMITH, JAMES B. COMEY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS, ANDREW MCCABE, LISA PAGE, JOE PIENTKA, III, STEPHEN SOMMA, PETER STRZOK, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 12/01/2020)

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Dec. 1, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Intervene by ANTHONY L. VIOLA (zjf) (Entered: 01/01/2021)

Dec. 29, 2020 RECAP

MINUTE ORDER denying 10 Motion to Intervene. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 1/7/2021. (jag)

Jan. 7, 2021 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Motion for Order to Redact Address. It is hereby ORDERED that the requirements of 5.1(c) are waived in this matter with respect to Plaintiff. The Clerk is instructed to seal the 1 Complaint, and Plaintiff shall file a redacted version of the Complaint that redacts his address. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 1/7/2021. (jag)

Jan. 7, 2021 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 7, 8 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. It is hereby ORDERED that Andrew Calderon and John Pierce are admitted pro hac vice in this matter as counsel for Plaintiff. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 1/7/2021. (jag)

Jan. 7, 2021 PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Jan. 7, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Amy E. Powell on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS (Powell, Amy) (Entered: 01/26/2021)

Jan. 26, 2021 RECAP
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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint,,, by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Powell, Amy) (Entered: 01/26/2021)

Jan. 26, 2021 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel Paul Chung on behalf of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Chung, Daniel) (Main Document 13 replaced on 1/27/2021) (zjf). (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021 RECAP
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General December 7, 2020. (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021 RECAP
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. BRIAN J. AUTEN served on 12/9/2020, answer due 12/30/2020 (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021 RECAP
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WAIVER OF SERVICE. KEVIN CLINESMITH waiver sent on 12/15/2020, answer due 2/13/2021. (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. JAMES B. COMEY served on 1/15/2021, answer due 2/5/2021 (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 01/27/2021)

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 12/7/2020 (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 01/27/2021)

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS served on 12/7/2020 (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 01/27/2021)

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. ANDREW MCCABE served on 12/5/2020, answer due 12/30/2020 (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) Modified on 1/28/2021 to correct served date (zjf). (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. LISA PAGE served on 12/5/2020, answer due 12/26/2020 (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) Modified on 1/31/2021 to correct serve/answer due dates (zjf). (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. JOE PIENTKA, III served on 1/15/2021, answer due 2/5/2021 (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. STEPHEN SOMMA served on 1/14/2021, answer due 2/4/2021 (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. PETER STRZOK served on 1/25/2021, answer due 2/15/2021 (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 12/7/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/5/2021. (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss by STEPHEN SOMMA. "LET THIS BE FILED AS A MTION TO DISMISS" Signed by Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S.D.J. on 01/28/2021 (zjf) (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/28/2021: # 1 Exhibit A) (zjf). (Entered: 01/28/2021)

Jan. 28, 2021 RECAP

MINUTE ORDER requiring Plaintiff to respond to 26 Motion to Dismiss on or before 2/8/2021. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 1/28/2020. (jag)

Jan. 28, 2021 PACER

~Util - Set/Reset Deadlines AND .Order

Jan. 28, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by John M. Pierce on behalf of CARTER PAGE (Pierce, John) (Entered: 01/29/2021)

Jan. 29, 2021 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Andrew Calderon on behalf of CARTER PAGE (Calderon, Andrew) (Entered: 01/29/2021)

Jan. 29, 2021 RECAP
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REDACTED DOCUMENT- to 1 Complaint,,, pursuant to Minute Order dated 1/7/2021 by CARTER PAGE. (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 02/05/2021)

Feb. 5, 2021 RECAP
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RESPONSE re 26 MOTION to Dismiss filed by CARTER PAGE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 02/08/2021)

1 Exhibit A

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Feb. 8, 2021 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 26 Motion to Dismiss as to Stephen R. Somma of Madison, Connecticut. Should Plaintiff wish to assert claims against another Stephen Somma, he may seek leave to amend the complaint (the amended complaint should be included with any such motion). Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 2/9/2021. (jag) Modified on 2/9/2021 to correct typo (jag).

Feb. 9, 2021 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting, for good cause shown, 12 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the FBI and DOJ shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint on or before 3/26/2021. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 02/15/2021. (jag)

Feb. 15, 2021 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines AND Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

Feb. 16, 2021 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION to Clarify re Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer,, Set/Reset Deadlines, or, MOTION for Extension of Time by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Powell, Amy). Added MOTION for Extension of Time to on 3/15/2021 (zjf). (Entered: 03/15/2021)

March 15, 2021 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 31 Motion to Clarify. It is hereby ORDERED that the individual defendants who have been properly served and the United States shall answer or otherwise respond to to the complaint on or before 3/26/2021. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 3/16/2021. (jag)

March 16, 2021 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines AND Order on Motion for Extension of Time to AND Order on Motion to Clarify

March 16, 2021 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to AND Set/Reset Deadlines AND Order on Motion to Clarify

March 16, 2021 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines AND Order on Motion to Clarify AND Order on Motion for Extension of Time to

March 16, 2021 PACER

Order on Motion to Clarify AND Order on Motion for Extension of Time to AND Set/Reset Deadlines

March 16, 2021 PACER
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Consent MOTION for Order to Omit Residential Addresses by CARTER PAGE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 03/17/2021)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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March 17, 2021 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Amisha R. Patel on behalf of JAMES B. COMEY (Patel, Amisha) (Main Document 33 replaced on 3/19/2021) (zjf). (Entered: 03/18/2021)

March 18, 2021 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- David N. Kelley, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-8313534. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by JAMES B. COMEY. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of David N. Kelley, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Patel, Amisha) (Entered: 03/18/2021)

1 Declaration Declaration of David N. Kelley

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March 18, 2021 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 34 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. It is hereby ORDERED that David N. Kelley is admitted pro hac vice in this matter as counsel fro James B. Comey. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 3/19/2021. (jag)

March 19, 2021 PACER
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint,,, by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Powell, Amy) (Entered: 03/19/2021)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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March 19, 2021 PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

March 19, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Patrick Francis Linehan, III on behalf of BRIAN J. AUTEN (Linehan, Patrick) (Entered: 03/22/2021)

March 22, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Brian Matthew Heberlig on behalf of BRIAN J. AUTEN (Heberlig, Brian) (Entered: 03/22/2021)

March 22, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by James Martin Hobbs on behalf of BRIAN J. AUTEN (Hobbs, James) (Entered: 03/22/2021)

March 22, 2021 RECAP
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint,,, by BRIAN J. AUTEN. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Linehan, Patrick) (Entered: 03/22/2021)

March 22, 2021 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 32 Motion to Omit Residential Addresses. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 3/23/2021. (jag)

March 23, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by David N. Kelley on behalf of JAMES B. COMEY (Kelley, David) (Entered: 03/23/2021)

March 23, 2021 RECAP

Order on Motion for Order

March 23, 2021 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 39 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. It is hereby ordered that Brian J. Auten and each of the other individual Defendants who havebeen properly served shall respond to the Complaint on or before 5/18/2021. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 3/24/2021. (jag)

March 24, 2021 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 35 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the FBI and DOJ shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint on or before 5/18/2021. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 3/24/2021. (jag)

March 24, 2021 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines AND Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

March 24, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Dorothy Ames Jeffress on behalf of LISA PAGE (Jeffress, Dorothy) (Entered: 03/26/2021)

March 26, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Robert J. Katerberg on behalf of LISA PAGE (Katerberg, Robert) (Entered: 03/26/2021)

March 26, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Kaitlin Brooke Konkel on behalf of LISA PAGE (Konkel, Kaitlin) (Entered: 03/26/2021)

March 26, 2021 PACER
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SEALED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT UNDER SEAL Exhibit D (only) filed by CARTER PAGE (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order for Motion for Leave to File Partially Under Seal, # 6 Exhibit D to Motion to Clarify and for Leave to Amend Complaint, (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) Modified on 4/2/2021 to correct docket text (See Docket Entry 45 to view document) (zjf). Modified on 4/5/2021 to remove entries not associated with this entry (zjf). (Entered: 03/26/2021)

March 26, 2021 PACER
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MOTION to Clarify February 9, 2021 Minute Order and for Leave to Amend the Complaint by CARTER PAGE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E)(McAdoo Gordon, Leslie). Added MOTION to Amend/Correct on 4/1/2021 (zjf). (Entered: 04/01/2021)

April 1, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by William Bullock Pittard, IV on behalf of KEVIN CLINESMITH (Pittard, William) (Entered: 04/08/2021)

April 8, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Sarah Renee Fink on behalf of KEVIN CLINESMITH (Fink, Sarah) (Entered: 04/08/2021)

April 8, 2021 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Christopher C. Muha on behalf of KEVIN CLINESMITH (Muha, Christopher) (Entered: 04/08/2021)

April 8, 2021 PACER
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ENTERED IN ERROR.....NOTICE /Letter from Meaghan VerGow to Judge Jackson dated April 9, 2021 re: Plaintiff's Motion to Clarify by Stephen Somma re 45 MOTION to Clarify February 9, 2021 Minute Order and for Leave to Amend the Complaint MOTION to Amend/Correct (VerGow, Meaghan) Modified on 4/11/2021 (zjf). (Entered: 04/09/2021)

April 9, 2021 PACER

NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Document No. re 49 Notice (Letter), was entered in error and counsel was instructed to refile said pleading in a proper format. (Counsel should review LCvR 5.1 (a) CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE COURT) (zjf)

April 11, 2021 PACER

Notice of Corrected Docket Entry

April 11, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE of Non-Party Stephen Somma's Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to Clarify February 9, 2021 Minute Order by Stephen Somma re 45 MOTION to Clarify February 9, 2021 Minute Order and for Leave to Amend the Complaint MOTION to Amend/Correct (VerGow, Meaghan) (Entered: 04/12/2021)

April 12, 2021 RECAP

MINUTE ORDER denying 45 Motion to Clarify February 9, 2021 Minute Order and granting 45 Motion for Leave to to Amend the Complaint. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 4/14/2021. (jag)

April 14, 2021 PACER

Order on Motion to Amend/Correct AND Order on Motion to Clarify

April 14, 2021 PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against BRIAN J. AUTEN, KEVIN CLINESMITH, JAMES B. COMEY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, JANE DOE 1-10, JOHN DOE 1-10, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS, ANDREW MCCABE, LISA PAGE, JOE PIENTKA, III, PETER STRZOK, Stephen Somma, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with Jury Demand filed by CARTER PAGE. (Attachments: # 1 Summons for Stephen Somma)(McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 04/15/2021)

1 Summons for Stephen Somma

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April 15, 2021 RECAP
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SUMMONS (1) Reissued Electronically as to STEPHEN SOMMA (zjf) (Entered: 04/15/2021)

April 15, 2021 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by James M. Koukios on behalf of JOE PIENTKA, III (Koukios, James) (Entered: 04/23/2021)

April 23, 2021 RECAP
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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to CARTER PAGE. Attorney Andrew Calderon terminated. (Calderon, Andrew) (Entered: 04/28/2021)

April 28, 2021 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Aitan Dror Goelman on behalf of PETER STRZOK (Goelman, Aitan) (Entered: 05/07/2021)

May 7, 2021 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Vanshika Vij on behalf of JOE PIENTKA, III (Vij, Vanshika) (Main Document 56 replaced on 5/13/2021) (zjf). (Entered: 05/13/2021)

May 13, 2021 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Robin A. Smith on behalf of JOE PIENTKA, III (Smith, Robin) (Entered: 05/17/2021)

May 17, 2021 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Meaghan VerGow on behalf of STEPHEN SOMMA (VerGow, Meaghan) (Entered: 05/17/2021)

May 17, 2021 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Andrew R. Hellman, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-8457419. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by STEPHEN SOMMA. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Andrew R. Hellman, # 2 Proposed Order)(VerGow, Meaghan) (Entered: 05/17/2021)

May 17, 2021 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff's Amended Complaint by KEVIN CLINESMITH. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Pittard, William) (Entered: 05/18/2021)

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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May 18, 2021 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Stormie Mauck, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-8459198. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by JAMES B. COMEY. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Stormie Mauck, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Patel, Amisha) (Entered: 05/18/2021)

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May 18, 2021 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss the Amended Complaint by LISA PAGE. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Jeffress, Dorothy) (Entered: 05/18/2021)

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May 18, 2021 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff's Amended Complaint by STEPHEN SOMMA. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(VerGow, Meaghan) (Entered: 05/18/2021)

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May 18, 2021 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss the Amended Complaint by PETER STRZOK. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Goelman, Aitan) (Entered: 05/18/2021)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Brigida Benitez on behalf of ANDREW MCCABE (Benitez, Brigida) (Entered: 05/18/2021)

May 18, 2021 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff's Amended Complaint by ANDREW MCCABE. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Benitez, Brigida) (Entered: 05/18/2021)

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May 18, 2021 PACER
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First MOTION to Dismiss the Plaintiff's Amended Complaint (ECF 51) by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit Index of Exhibits, # 3 Exhibit Ex. A Page v Oath Complaint, # 4 Exhibit Ex. B SSCI Press Release, # 5 Exhibit Ex. C HPSCI Press Release, # 6 Exhibit Ex. D Wash Post Article, # 7 Exhibit Ex. E NYTimes Article, # 8 Exhibit Ex. F HPSCI Hearing Transcript, # 9 Exhibit Ex. G Nunes Memo, # 10 Exhibit Ex. H Pl Twitter Stmt, # 11 Exhibit Ex. I Schiff Memo, # 12 Declaration Ex. J Declaration Elijah F. Jenkins, # 13 Exhibit Ex. K Page v Oath ECF 29, # 14 Exhibit Ex. L Page v Oath ECF 38, # 15 Exhibit Ex. M Page v Oath ECF 1-5, # 16 Exhibit Ex. N Page v Oath ECF 39, # 17 Exhibit Ex. O Page v Oath ECF 42, # 18 Exhibit Ex. P Page v Oath ECF 48, # 19 Exhibit Ex. Q Page v Oath ECF 52, # 20 Exhibit Ex. R Second Cir. Summ. Order, # 21 Exhibit Ex. S Page v. DOJ Compl., # 22 Exhibit Ex. T Page v. DOJ Stipulation of Dismissal, # 23 Declaration Ex. U Declaration of Jonathan Malis OIG, # 24 Exhibit Ex. V Pl-Appellant Brief 2d Circuit, # 25 Exhibit Ex. W Transcript of MSNBC Interview, # 26 Text of Proposed Order)(Chung, Daniel) (Entered: 05/18/2021)

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MOTION to Dismiss the Amended Complaint by JOE PIENTKA, III. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Koukios, James) (Entered: 05/18/2021)

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MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint by BRIAN J. AUTEN. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Linehan, Patrick) (Entered: 05/18/2021)

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May 18, 2021 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss the Amended Complaint by JAMES B. COMEY. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Patel, Amisha) (Entered: 05/18/2021)

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RESOLVED.....NOTICE of Provisional/Government Not Certified Status re 62 MOTION to Dismiss the Amended Complaint by LISA PAGE. (Jeffress, Dorothy).Your attorney renewal/government certification has not been received. As a result, your membership with the U.S. District & Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia is not in good standing, and you are not permitted to file. Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.9, you must immediately correct your membership status by following the appropriate instructions on this page of our website: https://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/attorney-admissions-and-renewal-information. Please be advised that the presiding judge in this case has been notified that you are currently not in good standing to file in this court. Renewal Due by 5/26/2021. (znmw) Modified on 5/20/2021 (znmw).

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Notice of Provisional/Government Not Certified Status

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. STEPHEN SOMMA served on 5/14/2021, answer due 6/4/2021 (McAdoo Gordon, Leslie) (Entered: 05/26/2021)

May 26, 2021 RECAP

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

National Security

Special Collection(s):

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- All Matters

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 27, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Carter W. Page, an informal advisor to the Trump 2016 presidential campaign

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Department of Justice, Federal

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal

Director, Federal

United States, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Ex Parte Young (Federal) or Bivens

Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. § 2674

FISA Title I Warrant (Electronic Surveillance), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1801-1812

Constitutional Clause(s):

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Confidentiality

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Search policies

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues