Trump's ex-advisor collaborated with Russia

Hannah Rogers
July 25, 2018

The release of documents relating to the FBI's surveillance of then-Trump presidential campaign advisor Carter Page reveals many things.

Page himself ducked questions about what, exactly, his connections to Russian Federation had been.

Tapper read from a document that Page once described himself as "informal adviser" to the Kremlin.

Diveykin, and said Diveykin never told him that the Russians had dirt on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "There was nothing in terms of nefarious behaviour", he said.

"In a key sentence in my remarks I said the word would instead of wouldn't, the sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't, ' or why it wouldn't be Russian Federation", he said.

It was not immediately clear whether Trump was suggesting that the entire notion of Russian interference - U.S. intelligence agencies unanimously concur it took place and Trump reluctantly accepted their assessment amid the firestorm - was fraudulent, or just the investigation of potential collusion by Trump associates with Russian agents. In each of those applications, the department said it was providing the court updated information about its investigation, but those details were largely omitted from the materials released Saturday. "They wouldn't do that", Jordan said. "It could be some other power", meaning that Republicans might be hurt, instead of helped.

A line was redacted before it continued: "undermine and influence the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election in violation of USA criminal law".

When he got closer to Mr. Trump's orbit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation got interested and applied for the snooping warrant, the senator said.

Also responding to the documents' release Saturday was House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. He also accused the DoJ of illegally spying on the Trump campaign.

Last week, in response to a Judicial Watch lawsuit, the Justice Department released 412 heavily redacted pages related to FISA warrants targeting Page. Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!' Ask her how that worked out - she did better with Crazy Bernie.

Donald Trump
Mr Trump said the documents showed the FBI had misled the courts but provided no evidence

'Republicans must get tough now. "No, not at all, in my view".

The documents released over the weekend were part of intelligence officials' application for a warrant to the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

"It is critically important that the American people have the opportunity to see most of the rest of those documents", he said. He routinely assails "Crooked Hillary" Clinton despite defeating her almost two years ago, blasts professional football players for kneeling during the national anthem months after the season ends and constantly complains about other countries taking advantage of the United States even when facts argue otherwise. The FBI warrants note that Steele released his findings to United States news organizations over admonishment of the FBI, and as a result, the bureau ended its relationship with him.

The FBI cites "Source #1" for that information; that refers to former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele. He also denied the possibility that Russian Federation tried to recruit him, and downplayed his previous role advising the Kremlin in 2013.

Rubio, a member of the Intelligence Committee, disagreed with Trump's conclusion that the Page wiretap was intended as a means of conducting surveillance on the Republican's presidential campaign.

Tapper asked Page about being a past adviser to Russian Federation, to which Page said the term adviser was "way over the top".

But lawmakers from both political parties said that the documents don't show wrongdoing and that they even appear to undermine some previous claims by top Republicans on the basis for obtaining a warrant against Page.

"We have no idea what this president, our president, agreed to", Schiff said on ABC News's "This Week". The second pertains to the Justice Department lawyers who sought them.

The warrants can also be used for retroactive surveillance, meaning that communications captured by the National Security Agency under Section 702, which includes almost all digital communications, can be accessed.

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