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Justice Department Releases Carter Page FISA Warrant

by Axios | 7.22.18

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The Department of Justice has released redacted documents pertaining to the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, who in 2016 was believed by the FBI to be an agent of Russia, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The wiretapping warrant on Page was issued and renewed several times under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and has been heavily criticized by President Trump and Republicans in Congress as an abuse of power by the FBI. The documents appear to show that the FBI properly disclosed its sources of information and that it relied on more than just the controversial Steele dossier, contradicting claims of abuse made by Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes.

President Trump took to Twitter early Sunday morning to respond to the release of the documents.

Congratulations to @JudicialWatch and @TomFitton on being successful in getting the Carter Page FISA documents. As usual they are ridiculously heavily redacted but confirm with little doubt that the Department of “Justice” and FBI misled the courts. Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2018
Looking more & more like the Trump Campaign for President was illegally being spied upon (surveillance) for the political gain of Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Ask her how that worked out - she did better with Crazy Bernie. Republicans must get tough now. An illegal Scam!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2018

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