Others will break it down with a fine-toothed comb but here's the ultra-synopsis...
2) Whatever is in the redacted sections proved to a FISA judge's satisfaction that Carter Page was actively working as an agent of Russia
4) Contrary to Moron McGee (Devin Nunes), the warrant satisfactorily describes the nature of Steele dossier and its source
6) One reason the FBI was suspicious of Page: Team Trump's "low-level coffee boy" routine when the FBI knew otherwise.
Other than that, it was pretty damn boring. 80% redacted. What wasn't redacted was stuff already in the public domain.
The warrant was reasonably requested. The FBI's relationship with Steele and Fusion were proactively called out. The backstory behind the dossier and its commission were reasonably disclaimed.
It's so simple...
It's right there...
...and yet, everyone races right past it to dive into the details.
This warrant only gave the FBI permission to surveil Carter Page.
This only allowed the FBI to watch CARTER PAGE.
The Trump Campaign and Republicans truly lost their mind over the FBI monitoring one specific person.
The bumbling Carter Page.
As in: the surveillance of Page was only a problem if he actually WAS an agent coordinating between Trump and Russia
You only freak out about someone being watched if you know they're doing bad things and you know they lead right back to you...
Not an unwitting accomplice. Not a useful idiot. An actual agent acting with purpose and forethought.
The freak-out by Trump, et al, suggests they know that's true.
I think he was a player though. I think he was a cog in the collusion engine.
...but my net takeaway is that the Trump Campaign used Page to coordinate at least some things with Russia... and the FISA warrant told them they were caught.
e.g. "Go nuts. Tail Page 24/7. What do we care?"
That has obviously not been the reaction.
Bear this hiding-in-plain-sight super-simple premise in mind though as you gauge reactions.
Carter Page was under surveillance.
Anyone else freaking out about that is telling ya something...