"Objective people" looking at the documents used to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page will quickly conclude the application "was not an honest one," Rep. Pete King said Wednesday.
"It did not have the full disclosure that should have been there," the New York Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." It certainly did not in any way give any real idea where the dossier was coming from. It did not talk about any of the unreliability of Christopher Steele."
President Donald Trump ordered a large trove of documents concerning the FBI's Russia investigation to be released this past week, and King said the documents show that "significant information" was left out about Page.
"I don't see how anybody could have considered if they saw the whole record, would have considered Carter Page any kind of Russian agent," said King. "They were recycling old information."
The FISA court is unique, said King, as it gives "unprecedented power" to the Justice Department.
There also was no basis for the appointment of a special counsel, as there was no evidence of any crime being committed, said King.
"Special counsels investigate crimes," he said. "The FISA court issues warrants involving a terror threat against the United States. Neither of those existed here."
King said if the documents are actually made public, he hopes that it happens before the midterm election.
"People will see there was no collusion and no basis for this investigation or the FISA warrant," he said.
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