"Oh, FFS, Paige himself told the FBI the Russians were trying to recruit him. "
Exactly - which is a strange technique for someone looking to become a spy for Russia, don't you think?
"In addition, the FISA renewal, signed by Rosenstein, cannot be granted unless there was new, substantial evidence gathered during the prior FISA warrant."
Again, exactly my point. Which is why we want the warrants declassified because this "new, substantial evidence" has resulted in NOTHING. No charges as well as the FISA no longer being renewed. So, what did they use to justify as substantial that has resulted in NOTHING?
"Finally, the idiotic concepts behind all this are:
a) If the FBI observes Russians interacting with Trump's campaign AFTER warning them about possible Russian attempts to influence, there is no reason to investigate further, and"
This is a half-true at best. The FBI gave a general briefing stating that the Russians would try. Standard procedure would have then required them to inform the US citizen of any specific attempt or suspected foreign agent - such as them contacting Page, Papadopolous, or Manafort. That never occurred violating FBI policy. Further, they never informed Trump of any specific agent or attempting interference or about their suspicions regarding the 3 mentioned above. The FBI is caught in a BS tale - your half-truth doesn't help them.
"b) we should have stopped surveilling Kislyak when Jeff Sessions walked into his office, because...well, simply because Jeff Sessions walked into his office.
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Why are you even talking about Sessions now? Because it is too painful to talk about Page and Papadopolous? Stick to where the investigation is going and not a Sessions strawman.