Former Trump aide was under secret surveillance by FBI

Last summer, Donald Trump aide Carter Page was placed under secret surveillance by the FBI through a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant.

According to a Washington Post report Tuesday night, Page may have been colluding with a foreign state in order for the Justice Department to approve a FISA warrant. The inquiry was oriented around allegations of conspiracy between Russia and Trump campaign associates during the presidential election.

Page specifically has been linked as a possible individual involved due to his relationship with Russia and the fact he visited Moscow last July. The White House has denied the claims that Page was secretly working for Russia, and no charges have been made against Page following the approved warrant.

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

Page has been holding an informal role as a foreign policy adviser to Trump and his campaign team since the spring of 2016.

 

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