Republicans concede key Federal Bureau of Investigation 'footnote' in Carter Page warrant

Posted February 08, 2018

The Nunes memo also indicates that information from a paid opposition researcher - former British spy Christopher Steele - was a source cited in the government's application for a FISA warrant. The memo disclosed the existence of multiple FISC orders authorizing the surveillance of Page after his departure from the Trump campaign.

But President Donald Trump argued after declassifying the memo that it showed that "a lot of people should be ashamed of themselves".

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Carter Page, the Trump campaign volunteer who was monitored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after his visits to Moscow, said he expects to be vindicated as more information about his case is released. "Carter Page is a person who's going out and telling everybody that he was part of the campaign; he had no formal role in the campaign". He told ABC News he was reminded of a letter he sent to then-FBI Director James Comey in September 2016, after news reports began raising questions about his travels to Russian Federation.

But that seems at odds with what Page told a reporter during a question-and-answer session after a speech he gave in Moscow in December 2016.

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Watch more above, and part two below. Podobnyy and one of the Russians had diplomatic immunity and left the U.S. The third Russian was arrested and eventually expelled from the U.S.in April 2017. Page says he had subsequent similar meetings, describing them to TIME as "really plain-vanilla stuff". He told Fox News he was in Hawaii at the time. But he continued, "I've certainly been in a number of meetings with him and I've learned a tremendous amount from him". McClatchy reported past year that in 2008, the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan sent a cable to the U.S. State Department describing how Page had met with government officials in the country, which was formerly part of the Soviet Union, about possibly working for their oil companies.

"I was teaching a course down Broadway here at NYU and I told them a couple of things about what I was talking about in my course and I gave them notes, or documents, that I gave my students", explained of his exchange with this person.

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Gidley added that, "While President Trump has the utmost respect and support for the rank-and-file members of the F.B.I., the anti-Trump bias at the top levels that appear to have existed is troubling".