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The FBI and DoJ Were Granted a FISA Warrant to Monitor a Trump Campaign Aide Last Summer

Accepted submission by takyon at 2017-04-12 09:14:40
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A FISA warrant was obtained to monitor Trump campaign aide Carter Page [thehill.com] before the election:

The FBI obtained a warrant to secretly surveil former Donald Trump aide Carter Page last summer under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), according to a Tuesday Washington Post report [washingtonpost.com].

The FBI and Justice Department demonstrated probable cause that Page is acting on behalf of a foreign state in order to be granted the warrant.

The FISA warrant was part of the FBI's investigation into possible ties between Russia and Trump campaign associates, law enforcement and U.S. officials told the Post.

"This confirms all of my suspicions about unjustified, politically motivated government surveillance," Page told the Post Tuesday. "I have nothing to hide."

Page has not been accused of committing a crime.

Also at MarketWatch [marketwatch.com].


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