Nunes says memo has been 'totally vindicated' after DOJ released FISA documents


Donald Trump's former foreign policy adviser Carter Page says claims he worked on Russia's behalf are "ridiculous".

Republicans who saw the full classified documents have previously alleged that surveillance of Page was improperly based on information gathered by Christopher Steele, a former British agent who gathered intelligence on alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russians.

The four-page memo revealed the improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russian Federation investigation, including that the wiretap application was primarily supported by the unverified dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.

On Monday, President Trump tweeted that the heavily redacted materials show that the Steele "dossier" was a major component of the 2016 FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court surveillance warrant. Page's surveillance warrant was also approved three times by Republican-appointed judges.

Raju then said that he tried to ask Nunes if he actually read the 412-page warrant application, and instead of answering the question, he once again turned the conversation back towards CNN, claiming that Raju was ignoring the criticism that he had just leveled against CNN.

On Sunday morning, Trump described the surveillance on Twitter as being illegal.

The FBI has argued that sharing more information would jeopardize the ongoing special counsel investigation by Robert Mueller.

The FBI, in its initial application the month before Trump won the election, said it "believes that the Russian Government's efforts are being coordinated with Page and perhaps other individuals associated with Candidate #1's campaign". "If our bill passes and the director of national intelligence says they interfered in 2018, these very tough sanctions will hit them".

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Trump also continued to tweet Sunday about the document's release, quoting Fox News' Pete Hegseth and Andrew McCarthy.

On Sunday, Page said on CNN's "State of the Union": "I've never been the agent of a foreign power".

But the fragments of records the government made public offer a rare window into one of the earliest phases of the investigation into possible ties between Russian meddling and the Trump campaign, which has cast a shadow over the first years of Trump's administration.

Mr Trump said it appeared that his campaign was illegally spied on.

Some Republican lawmakers have contended that the Federal Bureau of Investigation made serious missteps when it sought a warrant to monitor Page in October 2016 shortly after he left the Trump campaign.

Page has denied being a Russian agent. I don't-They did not spy on the campaign from anything and everything that I have seen, ' Rubio said.

After a summit last week with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump said that he accepts the findings of the US intelligence community that Russia sought to sabotage the USA election in 2016. As a private consultant, Steele was hired to investigate Trump's ties to Russian Federation as part of opposition research funded by Democrats. "They should drop the discredited Mueller Witch Hunt now!" But Clinton's closest aides said they didn't learn about the research until after the election, which is probable considering they never raised the allegations publicly.

The release of some information related to the Page FISA document in both the Republican and Democratic memos led to lawsuits from groups like Judicial Watch seeking more information from the Page FISA warrant.