Hussein Obama’s FBI had “Secret” FISA Warrant to Surveill Key Trump Advisor
The FBI obtained a secret court order last Summer to monitor the communications of Donald Trump advisor Carter Page as part of a probe of possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign, it was learned Tuesday.
The FBI and Justice Department (DOJ) convinced a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge there was probable cause to believe Mr. Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, Russia, law enforcement and federal officials told the press.
Mr. Page has not been accused of any crimes.
During an interview with The Washington Post in March 2016, Presidential candidate, Donald Trump identified Mr. Page, a former investment banker in Moscow, as a foreign policy advisor to the campaign. His role was described as “informal.”
“This confirms all of my suspicions about unjustified, politically motivated government surveillance,” Mr. Page said in a statement. “I have nothing to hide.”
The US government’s application for the surveillance order targeting Mr. Page laid out investigators’ basis for believing he was an agent of the Russian government and he knowingly engaged in intelligence activities on behalf of Moscow, it was reported.
According to the information, the application cited contacts Mr. Page had with a Russian intelligence operative in New York City in Y 2013. In addition, the application said Mr. Page had other contacts with Russian operatives that have not been publicly disclosed.
Mr. Page dismissed what he called “the dodgy dossier” of false allegations .
Carter Page is the only American to have had his communications directly targeted with a FISA warrant in Y 2016 as part of the Russia probe the report said.