Trump once again calls for end to Mueller probe

Trump once again calls for end to Mueller probe

Trump once again calls for end to Mueller probe

"The FBI believes that Page has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government", the October 2016 application to the court states.

Mueller's team reportedly informed Trump's lawyers in March that the president is not a criminal target in the Russian Federation investigation.

Page has previously said that he has been told he is not a target of the government's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

Rep. Devin Nunes, R- Calif., on Tuesday said he was "totally vindicated" after the release of documents used to justify the FISA surveillance warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

The president's tweeting comes after the Department of Justice released more than 400 pages of documents displaying the FBI's intent to monitor Page during his tenure in Trump's presidential campaign.

Republican lawmakers say the warrant is proof of a continued pattern of abuse of power by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice, arguing investigators were deliberately targeting Mr Trump's campaign.

On Sunday, Rubio, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, disagreed with Trump's conclusion that the Page wiretap was intended as a means of conducting surveillance on the Republican's presidential campaign.

"A disgrace to America", Trump's tweet continued, referring to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

The agency further claims that Page did "knowingly engage in clandestine intelligence activities...for or on behalf of such foreign power" noting that it believes the Russian government "coordinated with Page and perhaps other individuals associated with Candidate #1's [Trump's] campaign". The second pertains to the Justice Department lawyers who sought them.

"Congratulations to @JudicialWatch and @TomFitton on being successful in getting the Carter Page FISA documents", he tweeted.

Mr. Trump is still dealing with the fallout of his widely panned press conference with Mr. Putin in Helsinki, where he held a closed-door meeting the Russian leader and then appeared to accept Mr. Putin's claim that he didn't meddle in the election.

In a statement late on Sunday, Nunes said the documents supported his committee's view "that unverified information from the Steele dossier formed an essential part of all the FISA applications on Carter Page".

'I think that's different from spying on a campaign, in fact that the Trump campaign has said on numerous occasions that Carter Page was not a major player in their campaign'.

President Donald Trump claimed newly released documents underlying the FBI's surveillance of a former campaign adviser show the controversial Steele dossier was responsible for triggering the investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

At a joint news conference, Trump failed to confront the Russian leader over Moscow's alleged election interference and appeared to side with the Kremlin over USA intelligence agencies. "They should drop the discredited Mueller Witch Hunt now!" 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.

Page himself has denied the allegations, describing the FISA application as "spin" and a "complete joke" in an interview Sunday on CNN. He also says he has never met Sechin and Diveykin while denying that he is a Russian agent.

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