Trump again calls Russian Federation commotion ‘a big hoax’

26 July, 2018, 20:21 | Author: Donnie King
  • House Intelligence Chairman David Nunes has yet to review sensitive surveillance documents on Carter Page

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr told CNN Tuesday he believed there were "sound reasons" for judges to approve the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant on former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, in yet another break between the Republican leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees.

CNN first reported in May how Nunes, after threatening Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with contempt of Congress for failing to produce an unredacted copy of the document formally authorizing the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States election, opted not to read it when it was sitting in front of him.

Mr Nunes and other Republicans had said that anti-Trump research in a dossier prepared by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele and paid for by Democrats was used inappropriately to obtain the warrant on Mr Page. Then, after several words are blacked out, it resumes with "undermine and influence the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election in violation of US criminal law". Appearing on CNN on Sunday, Page denied the allegations.

The warrants describe a trip Page took to Russian Federation in 2016 to speak at the New Economic School. It added that "Page has established relationships with Russian Government officials, including Russian intelligence officers".

"President Putin, he just said it's not Russian Federation". The two men reportedly discussed lifting Western sanctions against Russian Federation in retaliation for Russia's attempts to destabilize Ukraine. In the warrant, Trump's identity is concealed, as he is only referred to as "Candidate #1". Steele, a Russian Federation expert, has reported that he believed Trump was being "blackmailed". The New York Times and others sued for its release, resulting in the documents being posted to the FBI's website. No, Mr. President, this investigation is not a partisan witch hunt perpetrated by fake news media - just look at all the indictments and guilty pleas it has generated.

The president was responding to the Justice Department's Saturday release of documents related to the wiretapping of Page. All four judges were nominated by Republican presidents.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat who is the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, said the documents underscore the "legitimate concern" the Federal Bureau of Investigation had about Page's activities.




Page on Saturday accused the government of "civil rights abuses" and said on Twitter that the surveillance documents showed the government's "complete ignorance" regarding Russian Federation.

"While I'm pleased that these conspiracy theories are finally being put to rest, the release of these materials during a pending investigation should not have happened". The warrant is usually valid for 12 months.

"He never met or spoke with him", said King. "I'm having trouble finding any small bit of this document that rises above complete ignorance and/or insanity", he said in a text message response to questions about the surveillance request.

Trump tweeted: "So President Obama knew about Russian Federation before the Election". This included his seeming support for Crimea as a Russian territory, support for lifting sanctions on Russia and an attempt to make sure the GOP would not promise to arm Ukraine against Russian intrusion.

Tapper asked Page if any Russian government official, at any time in 2016, spoke with him about lifting US sanctions on Russia, or about compromising material the country claimed to have on Hillary Clinton. "There may have been a loose conversation", Page said on CNN.

Page has not been charged with a crime.

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