- - Monday, March 11, 2019

Washington Times Justice Department reporter Jeff Mordock joins This Morning with Gordon Deal:

Collateral damage: Russia probe spurs death threats, financial ruin for those not charged

Hours after Democrats accused Carter Page of being a Russian asset at a 2017 hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the former Trump campaign adviser received a chilling voicemail.

The caller screamed an expletive-laced tirade and threatened to beat him to death.

“If it was up to me, after we [expletive] tried you for treason, we’d take you out in the street and beat the [expletive] piss out of you with baseball bats, you [expletive] sucking mother [expletive],” the unknown caller said, according to a transcript Mr. Page filed in court documents in a separate case. “Next time you turn your back on your [expletive] country, you’ll [expletive] regret it.”

The call, one of several from the same Oklahoma number, is one of hundreds of death threats aimed at Mr. Page since special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating the 2016 presidential election nearly two years ago.

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