The FBI's FISA Faults

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Cohen and lawyers representing President Trump are asking the court to block Justice Department officials from reading documents and materials related to Cohen's relationship with President Trump that they believe should be protected by attorney-client privilege.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders sought to clarify the president's tweet Monday morning by arguing that the president wasn't expressing doubt on the intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation meddled but was instead "referring to the claim that his campaign had anything to do with it".

Page, 47, has denied being a Russian agent.

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.

The non-redacted portions of the 400-page FISA document make serious claims about Page's ties to the Russian government. Page allegedly met with Igor Sechin, President of Rosneft and close to Putin.

"Looking more & more like the Trump Campaign for President was illegally being spied upon (surveillance) for the political gain of Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC", he wrote.

The FBI cites "Source #1" for that information; that refers to former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.

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The now-released document, however, does disclose that the "U.S. person" who hired Steele "was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit [Trump's] campaign", and added that the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes Steele's reporting "to be credible".

The documents revealed that the infamous and unverified Steele Dossier was a major component of the 2016 surveillance warran and its renewals.

Trump said the Steele dossier "was responsible for starting" Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Steele, a Russian Federation expert, has reported that he believed Trump was being "blackmailed".

Page has disputed the contents of the documents and the FBI's argument, telling The Hill that he is "having trouble finding any small bit of this document that rises above complete ignorance and/or insanity". Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!' The FBI later posted the documents to its FOIA website online. All four judges were nominated by Republican presidents. A series of subsequent follow-up requests have all been granted by the FISA court, with the last one approved in June 2017.

Mueller's team reportedly informed Trump's lawyers in March that the president is not a criminal target in the Russian Federation investigation. "Certain members of the press work for the Democratic Party", said Nunes.

Page "went around the world bragging about his connections to Russia" even before the campaign, which meant he was already "on their screen" at the FBI, Rubio said. The redacted documents used by the GOP in the memo have now been released to the public, and most Republicans say they further prove the Nunes argument.

"I sat in on some meetings", he said. "I may have, back in the G20 when they were getting ready to do that in St. Petersburg, I might have participated in a few meetings that a lot of people - including people from the Obama administration - were sitting on, and Geneva, Paris, et cetera, but I've never been anywhere near what's being described here". He said sanctions were a common topic of conversation when he visited Russian Federation in 2016.

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