WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has published a paper on the House of Trustees. The Trump campaign advocates what it means to be the center of highly contentious accusations by the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee that the F.B.I.
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Democrats in February rejected the claim that they had received the warrant, accusing them Trump and so doubts about the origin of the Russia investigation. But even as Republicans and Democrats issued dueling memos characterizing the materials. "
"This application targets Carter Page," the application said. "The F.B.I. believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government. "A line was then redacted, and then it picked up with". presidential election in violation of criminal law. Mr. Page is a former foreign policy adviser. president. "
Mr. Page has denied being a Russian agent.
The documents were heavily redacted in places, and some of the substance had become public in February, via the Republican and Democratic Intelligence Committee memos.
Visible details showed that the FBI in strong terms, Mr. Page has "established relationships with Russian government officials, including Russian intelligence officers"; that the bureau believed "the Russian government's efforts are coordinated with Page and perhaps other individuals associated with" Mr. Trump's campaign; and that Mr. Page has "been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government."
The spectacle of the release itself, noteworthy, given that wiretapping under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, is usually one of the government's closest -guarded secrets. No such application materials have been published in the 40 years since Congress has been interrogated Democratic-funded dossier compiled by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent. Mr. Page purportedly attended with a Russian President Vladimir V. Putin while Mr. Page was on a trip to Moscow in July 2016, two months before leaving the Trump campaign
Republicans portrayed the Steele dossier – which was contained salacious claims about Mr. Trump not included in the wiretap application – as dubious, and blasted the FBI
But Democrats noted that the application also contained evidence against Mr. Page unrelated to the dossier, and that it did tell the court that the sponsor had the political motive of wanting to discredit Mr. Trump's campaign. Americans and American organizations in such materials.
The application shows that the F.B.I. Mr. Trelle. Mr. Trump. But it added that based on its previous reporting history with the FBI, in which he had provided "reliable information," the bureau believed his information cited in the application "to be credible."
Since February, even as Mr. Trump and his theories have continued to manipulate the Russian Federation as a "witch hunt," he said emails during the campaign.
Representative Jerrold Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, portrayed the threat from Russia that the FBI what investigating as real and severe. "
" Anyone aware of these facts would be necessary and appropriate, "Mr. Nadler said.
While applying for criminal prosecution, President Trump said: "What are they doing?"
But in February, Mr. Trump – took the unprecedented step of lowering the walls House Intelligence Committee Republicans, led by Representative Devin Nunes of California, to disclose their three-and-a-half-page memo, which sought to portray the surveillance of Mr. Page as scandalous.
In addition to invoking Mr. Trump's Declassification to seek disclosure of the underlying materials by filing a Freedom of Information Act against the Justice Department, The Times So. petitioned the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
The court has not responded to that request. But after two members of the Congress, the court declares that it has to be consulted.