Carter Page Waiting for 'Facts' About FBI Surveillance of Him

30 January, 2018, 01:53 | Author: Ann Santiago
  • Donald Trump

The FBI reportedly received the surveillance warrant on him in fall of 2016, but Page had left the campaign by then.

In seeking the warrant's renewal, Rosenstein would have had to attest that he believed there was probable cause that Page was acting as an agent of Russian Federation.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein signed off on an application past year to continue surveillance on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, according to a report.

Now, Rosenstein is also the focus of what is known as the "secret memo" - a document put together by Republican staffers on the House Intelligence Committee in which they claim that the Justice Department did not disclose all needed information when requesting permission from a special intelligence court to surveil Trump campaign officials.

The memo paints the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the USA presidential election as tainted from the start, the paper said.

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Trump may want the memo released because he thinks it vindicates his fears about the investigation and shows that members of his circle were targeted by the Justice Department based on unverified information. If approval is given, Trump would have five days to block the release.

It has also been reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department obtained a FISA warrant against Page in 2014. "Based on numerous news reports, top officials at the F.B.I. have engaged in conduct that shows bias against President Trump and bias for Hillary Clinton".

Trump "has always been mistrustful" of Rosenstein, and is reportedly telling associates he is frustrated with the deputy attorney general, the Times reports. "While President Trump has the utmost respect and support for the rank-and-file members of the F.B.I., the anti-Trump bias at the top levels that appear to have existed is troubling".

A trip Page took to Russian Federation in July 2016, while working on Trump's campaign as a foreign policy adviser, caught the attention of the bureau, and law enforcement began conducting surveillance on him in the fall of 2016, shortly after he left the campaign, reported the NYT. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) - said they'd back legislation to protect Mueller's job if Rosenstein is fired.

Russian agents tried to recruit Page to spy on the USA, a 2013 probe revealed, which Page has said he rebuffed. Without mentioning the Republican memo, he said that federal investigations must be free of bias, and that he would not condone "a culture of defensiveness".

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