The FBI believed that a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump was "collaborating" with Russian Federation as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to USA news organizations have revealed.
Republicans who saw the full classified documents have previously alleged that surveillance of Page was improperly based on information gathered by Christopher Steele, a former British agent who gathered intelligence on alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russians. "Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!"
The result of that research was the now-famous "dossier" that provided a detailed narrative of how the Russian government supposedly collaborated with Trump's Republican campaign in an elaborate operation to tilt the 2016 presidential race in his favour.
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It states that the Federal Bureau of Investigation "believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government". They should be confirmed, not for life terms, but for given terms. The FBI applied for - and was granted - the FISA against Page because they had observed him interacting with Russian intelligence officers and anxious that he was susceptible to being recruited as a Russian asset.
McCarthy also believes President Trump could easily clear up all speculation about what's still behind the redacted sections of the FISA warrant application.
Documents released on Saturday related to the wiretapping of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page reveal information that contributed to the government's application to monitor Page originated with the State Department under the Obama administration in October 2016.
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He told ABC's This Week: "It was a solid application and renewals signed by four different judges appointed by three different Republican presidents". "I think they went to the court".
Page has said in numerous interviews, including in Monday's interview on Fox, that he has never met the two Kremlin insiders identified in the dossier.
White House officials have argued that Mr Page, announced by the president in early 2016 as a foreign policy adviser, played only a minor role in the Trump campaign.
Trump said the Steele dossier "was responsible for starting" Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
The highly redacted warrants on Page were publicized Saturday.
Release of the documents comes just over a week after special counsel Robert Mueller, probing possible collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia, indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers, accusing them of hacking Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton's campaign to steal documents, which were then publicly released.