FBI Obtained FISA Warrant to Monitor Trump Adviser Carter Page Communications with Russia

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This is not going away, folks. No matter how many times the media wants this guy to be President, something about Russia and this administration will drop. Expect more.

Ted Lieu pretty much summed up this latest revelation.

Russians tried to recruit Carter Page! Waiting for @POTUS to say this is coincidence number 97 in story https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/us/politics/carter-page-trump-russia.html 

Russian Spies Tried to Recruit Carter Page Before He Advised Trump


The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said.

The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia, according to the officials.

This is the clearest evidence so far that the FBI had reason to believe during the 2016 presidential campaign that a Trump campaign adviser was in touch with Russian agents. Such contacts are now at the center of an investigation into whether the campaign coordinated with the Russian government to swing the election in Trump’s favor.


Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos