Carter Page denies Federal Bureau of Investigation claims he worked for Russian Federation

Cheryl Sanders
July 22, 2018

Mr Page has denied being an agent of the Russian government and has not been charged with any crime.

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Of note, in the almost two years since the application was filed, Page hasn't been charged with any of the allegations contained within it.

The New York Times and Washington Post both noted that they hadn't found another example of a FISC warrant application that had been released publicly since the enactment of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act four decades ago.

The FBI noted stories published in US media that confirmed Page's two meetings and revealed candidate Trump's softening stance on Russian Federation. "Even in redacted form", Schiff said, "the initial FISA application and three renewals underscore the legitimate concern Federal Bureau of Investigation had about Page's activities as it was investigating Russia's interference; DOJ's transparency with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court about a specific source; and that DOJ followed proper procedures in receiving approval from four different judges".

Democrats also argue the FBI's interest in Page predated its knowledge of the opposition research dossier and say it was not the dossier and the Page FISA warrant that prompted the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into Russia, but rather an earlier conversation that former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos had with an Australian diplomat about alleged Russian dirt on Clinton.

At a joint news conference with the Russian leader, Trump said he had no reason to believe that Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, contradicting the consensus of the USA intelligence community; he later said he misspoke.

"We have no idea what this president, our president, agreed to", Schiff said on ABC's This Week.

Graham and another lawmaker, House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff, a Democrat, said they still do not know what Trump and Putin said when they met privately in Helsinki last week.

Last week, a federal grand jury charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed United States accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Mr Trump. The documents show the warrant applications were submitted and approved at least through June 2017, with the June 2017 application signed by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

"So they look at all this information and say we have a guy here who is always in Russian Federation, brags about Russian Federation, and we have reason to believe and they list those reasons why this is someone we should be watching and they follow the legal process by which to do so". "They did not spy on the campaign from anything and everything that I have seen". On Sunday he minimized that work, saying "I might have participated in a few meetings that a lot of people including people in the Obama administration were sitting on" but said "there was nothing in terms of any nefarious behavior". This included his seeming support for Crimea as a Russian territory, support for lifting sanctions on Russia and an attempt to make sure the GOP would not promise to arm Ukraine against Russian intrusion. "There may have been a loose conversation", Page said on CNN.

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