Trump says looking more and more like his campaign spied upon illegally

Trump says looking more and more like his campaign spied upon illegally

Trump says looking more and more like his campaign spied upon illegally

The central challenge in answering this question is that, as the president put it, the wiretap applications are "ridiculously heavily redacted" to protect sources and methods.

Donald Trump seized on the release of the Fisa application over the weekend, taking the opportunity to accuse his own government of serious malpractice.

Donald Trump's former foreign policy adviser Carter Page says claims he worked on Russia's behalf are "ridiculous". He first reached out to the Trump campaign in 2015 before meeting Mr Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, in January 2016.

Rubio pushed back on Trump's assertion Sunday that his campaign had been spied on in a tweet that said, "The @FBI had many reasons to look into this guy".

The president's tweeting comes after the Department of Justice released more than 400 pages of documents displaying the FBI's intent to monitor Page during his tenure in Trump's presidential campaign.

THE FACTS: Again, Trump appears to be quoting Fitton. The heavily redacted 412-page document was released a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by the public interest group Judicial Watch. "It is so bad it screams out at you.' On the whole FISA scam which led to the rigged Mueller Witch Hunt!" "I think they went to the court".

"The FBI believes that the Russian Government's efforts are being coordinated with Page and perhaps other individuals associated with [Mr Trump's campaign]", the documents said.

"Looking more and more like the Trump Campaign for President was illegally being spied upon (surveillance) for the political gain of Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC". The FBI said it believed Steele's work to be "credible".

The application notes that Page sent a letter to then-FBI Director James Comey to deny the accusation two days after a news story came out stating that Page was under investigation.

Page has never been charged with a crime and strenuously denies that he was ever a foreign agent.

Trump tweeted a series of inaccurate claims, including his allegation that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) warrant application against Page was "responsible" for starting the probe.

On July 21, he accused the government of "civil rights abuses" and said on Twitter that the surveillance documents showed the government's "complete ignorance" regarding Russian Federation.

"The FBI believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government", the initial FBI application states.

The documents offer few clues about the scope of that surveillance. As found in the records, Conway approved a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in April 2017. Page downplayed this as just "having some conversations with people".

In a statement Saturday, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, said the applications "underscore the legitimate concern Federal Bureau of Investigation had about Page's activities as it was investigating Russia's interference". Did the judges get it right? And Rosenstein, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation into allegations that the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians to sway the presidential election to Trump's favor, chose Robert Mueller, a Comey friend, as a "special counsel" to investigate the allegations of Russian collusion.

"He never had a job with respect to the Trump campaign and Trump administration".

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