FBI Investigated Trump Adviser Carter Page Under FISA Warrant
As part of its investigation into possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, the FBI reportedly obtained a secret FISA warrant last summer to monitor the communications of President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser, Carter Page.
On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported through unnamed sources that, last July, the FBI and Justice Department convinced the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court that there was probable cause to believe Page had acted as an agent for Russia and “knowingly engaged in clandestine intelligence activities on behalf of Moscow.”
No criminal charges ever arose as a result of the FISA warrant, the report said.
Page is the only American to have his communications targeted by a FISA warrant in connection with the Russian probe in 2016, officials told the Washington Post.
Three years before Page became Trump’s campaign adviser, he had come to the attention of FBI counterintelligence agents when they learned that Russian spy suspects had sought to use him as a source of information, the Washington Post reports. The application claimed that Page had been in contact with Russian spies since 2013, connecting Page with Victor Podobnyy, a Russian citizen the US Justice Department has accused of being an agent of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service.
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