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Carter Page Waiting for 'Facts' About FBI Surveillance of Him

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Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign (J. Scott Applewhite/AP8)

By    |   Monday, 29 January 2018 01:05 PM

Former campaign aide Carter Page told Politico that he's "still awaiting the facts" about the FBI's surveillance of him before he responds to a report that the Justice Department OK'd extending a warrant to do just that.

Politico asked the former foreign policy adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump about The New York Times report that Rod Rosenstein suspected Page was acting as a Russian agent when the deputy attorney general signed off on an extension to have Page surveilled.

It's not clear if a surveillance court judge approved the DOJ's request to extend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant.

However, Rosenstein's action is at the center of a maelstrom over a House Intelligence committee memo accusing the deputy AG of using a disputed and unverified dossier of President Donald Trump as the basis for its probable cause to surveil Page.

That memo, accusing Rosenstein of abusing FISA to surveil Page, is still classified, though Republicans and Trump want to declassify and release it, against the strident objections of Trump's own DOJ.

Page told Politico he has filed a freedom of information act request to the DOJ inquiring about FBI surveillance of him.

"I'm still awaiting the facts," Page told Politico.

"U.S.-Russia relations has been dominated by misunderstandings throughout much of the past 70 years since the original McCarthy era," Page told Politico. "I harbor no ill will towards anyone for past xenophobic biases and only hope that justice is eventually served."

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Former campaign aide Carter Page told Politico that he's "still awaiting the facts" about the FBI's surveillance of him before he responds to a report that the Justice Department OK'd extending a warrant to do just that.
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