Page has constantly denied working as an agent of the Kremlin.
"This is so ridiculous, it's just beyond words", Page told CNN's Jake Tapper when asked if he was an agent of a foreign power.
The FBI was convinced that a former campaign adviser to US President Donald Trump was "collaborating" with Russian Federation as it conspired to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, reveal top-secret documents released to the US media. Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!'
In the course of the Committee's investigation, we have uncovered irregularities with the process by which DOJ and FBI obtained information and sought and renewed three times a warrant pursuant to FISA on USA citizen Carter Page.
Though Page has been under intense government scrutiny for two years, he said on Monday that he does not expect to be charged as a covert Russian agent. "The FBI speculates that the identified USA person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Candidate #1's campaign", the warrant states, referencing Trump.
The latest documents, however, plainly note the possible political motive behind hiring Steele: "The FBI speculates that the identified USA person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit" Trump's campaign. The court - established under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 - is meant to examine applications by the US government for approval of surveillance for "foreign intelligence purposes".
Page appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" show to discuss more than 400 pages of wiretap warrant applications released Saturday by the Department of Justice detailing the FBI's concerns that led to the government monitoring of him.
But that didn't stop President Trump from taking to Twitter on Sunday and lying about what the documents showed.
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Britain would find that challenging but in the end we would find a way not just to survive but to thrive economically. That means there "a perfectly plausible risk" that pensioners in certain countries could not be paid, Mr Evans said.
The released documents showed that the allegations of Nunes et.al. were untrue: The warrant applications were based on FBI investigations; Page is described as "collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government".
The report claims that Page allegedly met with Igor Sechin, CEO of the state-run oil giant Rosneft, with whom they allegedly "discussed future bilateral energy cooperation" and the prospects of lifting western sanctions imposed on Russian Federation following its reunification of Crimea in 2014.
"No. The court was not made aware", Nunes told Fox News in February.
President Donald Trump has returned to referring to the commotion over Russia as "a big hoax" after a week of drama, back tracking and a double negative about his attitude toward Russian election interference. This is when Devin Nunes, the head of the House Intelligence Committee and a Republican and a key ally of Mr. Trump, was attacking the Trump-Russia investigation by saying that it was abuse of the FBI surveillance powers to go after the phone and email communications of Mr. Page.
While the documents confirm that the Federal Bureau of Investigation relied, in part, on information from Steele to obtain the initial warrant, they also show how the Federal Bureau of Investigation informed the court of his likely motivation.
Mueller is investigating whether there was any collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign. "The FBI believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian Government", the document reads.
Trump on Sunday (Monday NZT) argued the documents support his view that the Justice Department was conducting illegal surveillance on his campaign. Remember; he is the former British intelligence agent who was hired to research Trump-Russia ties and produced a dossier, which eventually leaked. He later said he meant that he had no reason to believe that Russian Federation "wouldn't" have interfered in the election.
The materials released by the DOJ include an October 2016 application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to wiretap Page as well as several renewal applications.