The FBI also told the court that it "believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government".
President Trump has jumped aboard another conspiracy theory about the Russian Federation investigation, and the central figure is Carter Page. Page is alleged in the documents to have had "established relationships with Russian Government officials, including Russian intelligence officers".
In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump said the release confirmed the surveillance of his campaign was a "witch hunt" because some of the information that led to the wiretapping was provided by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who was hired on behalf of the Clinton campaign in 2016.
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".More news: Trump tweets all caps response to Iran's 'mother-of-all-wars'
"A disgrace to America", Trump's tweet continued, referring to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
The application also said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation believed that Russia's efforts to meddle in the USA election "are being coordinated with Page and perhaps other individuals" associated with Mr. Trump's campaign.
Nunes explained that relying on the unverified dossier, who suggests that Russian Federation holds compromising information on President Trump, is a cause for concern. Unfortunately for this member of the Intelligence Oversight Committee, the documents make it clear surveillance of Page didn't begin until after he had left his position as an adviser to Trump. "I've never been an agent of the foreign power in any - by any stretch of the imagination".
The Latest on President Donald Trump and the probe of possible Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Information included in the request had been largely reported through two declassified memos released separately by Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, but Saturday's disclosure puts the FBI's own argument in black and white for the first time. "Carter Page was just the foot to surveil the Trump campaign". Page has also previously denied being a Russian agent. "I also don't think it proves anything about collusion or anything like that".
US President Donald Trump called once again Monday for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian Federation interference in the 2016 election, insisting it has been "discredited". "Court hearing transcripts about these FISA warrants should be released quickly so the public can have full information and accountability for any misuse of FISA warrants to target the Trump team".
Speaking to CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" Sunday, Page called the accusations against him "so ridiculous". But Clinton's closest aides said they didn't learn about the research until after the election, which is probable considering they never raised the allegations publicly.