The FBI procured a court order last-place time that conceded them permission to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
The so-called FISA warrant was awarded as part of an ongoing investigation into possible links between Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign, the paper reported.
In a statement to Fox News, Page said he was “excited the truth is coming out.”
“I have done nothing erroneous. I have no regards, ” Page lent. “I was an obvious target because no one has been more careful and methodical in their commentary of the Clinton/ Obama organisation foreign policy.”
The Post reported that the government’s application for the FISA warrant cited contacts Page had with a Russian knowledge spy in 2013. Harmonizing to tribunal certificates registered earlier this month in matters relating to a separate espionage bag, the Russian is seeking to recruit Page as an knowledge source.
Page, who was working as an vitality consultant at the time, holds the view that he “shared basic trivial information and publicly available study documents” with the operative, Victor Podobnyy. He described the information as “nothing more than a few tests from the far more detailed lectures” he delivered at New York University in 2013.
In an interrogation with Fox News last-place month, Page said he had been victimized by a “false narrative” encircling his contacts with Russian officials.
“I did nothing that could even perhaps be viewed as helping them in any way, ” Page spoke at the time.
Page was hired by the Trump campaign as a foreign policy adviser in March 2016, but left the campaign that September because, as he settled it, “these floors stopped coming out based on the dodgy dossier.”
That’s a reference to the now-infamous “Trump Dossier” been developed by former British Intelligence operative Christopher Steele, working for a U.S. government study group announced Fusion GPS on behalf of the members of both Republican and Democrats.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge contributed to this report . i>