"Totally false. That's directly from the dodgy dossier", Page said, referring to the document assembled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, which contains a number of unverified claims about then-candidate Trump's relationship with the Russians.
The October 2016, application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) named Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the campaign of Donald Trump, according to the documents which The New York Times published.
The main hiccup in Trump's line of thinking starts with the fact that the recently released surveillance warrant application shows that the Federal Bureau of Investigation initially requested the warrant because it believed Carter had been "collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government". In a Sunday tweet, the president diminished at least the significance, if not the existence, of the interference and the USA investigation into Russia's actions.
"It was a solid application and renewals signed by four different judges appointed by three different Republican presidents", Schiff said on ABC's "This Week".
"This is really nothing, and an attempt to distract from the real crimes that are shown in this misleading document", he said.
In a subsequent message, Trump suggested his 2016 presidential campaign has been under unlawful surveillance orchestrated by his Democratic contender.
The FBI has argued that sharing more information would jeopardize the ongoing special counsel investigation by Robert Mueller.
Tapper questioned Page over the scope of the allegations against him, noting that judges who operate under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act agreed probable cause existed for the wiretapping.
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"I therefore authorised their transfer via Israel to other countries as an important humanitarian gesture ", Mr Netanyahu said. Moreover, now that Israel has helped the evacuation, they face a new charge of being "collaborators with Israel".
THE FACTS: Again, Trump appears to be quoting Fitton.
"No, I've never been an agent of a foreign power by any stretch of the imagination", he said.
Donald Trump has dismissed the probe into collusion between his election campaign and Russian Federation as a "witchhunt".
The DOJ released documents on Saturday that were used to justify the surveillance of Page. "They laid out all the information and there was a lot of reasons for why they wanted to look at Carter Page".
Trump's tweets landed as he continues to try to reassure the country that he accepts that longtime foe Russia interfered in the 2016 election, despite his public undermining of US intelligence agencies in Helsinki while standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin. Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!' "I also don't believe it proves anything about collusion", Rubio said. Its release marks the first time a FISA application for surveillance has been released, the Washington Post noted, and such documents are considered to be highly classified. What is left unredacted is only enough to see how many Russian officials Page had access to and how they used him (one instance is left unredacted) to influence Trump's Russia-directed statements during the election campaign.
Page has denied being an agent of Russian Federation, which he repeated Sunday to CNN, saying, "No". And they largely - I have to say, assessing it - dovetail with the Democrats' arguments that the court was given information that the Steele dossier was opposition research and so it knew to discount that.
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.