Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

New York Occasions asks court docket for sealed Carter Web page paperwork

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Melinda Barton | 07 February, 2018, 00:57

One reason for skepticism is that Nunes's central claim - the Federal Bureau of Investigation improperly obtained a warrant to spy on Donald Trump's presidential campaign - contradicts previous assertions by Trump and his communications team that the target of the warrant, Carter Page, was not really a member of the campaign.

Host George Stephanopoulos read Page an excerpt of a letter he wrote in 2013 stating that "Over the past half year, I have had the privilege to serve as an informal advisor to the staff of the Kremlin in preparation for their presidency of the G-20 summit next month".

In an interview Tuesday, Carter Page said there was "no basis" for the FIB's surveillance of him, which he believes violated the constitution.

"I never spoke with him since".

Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The New York Times is asking the federal court that authorizes surveillance for USA intelligence agencies to unseal documents related to the monitoring of Carter Page, the former Trump campaign adviser who's scheduled as an exclusive guest Monday evening on a Fox News program.

"I was teaching a course down Broadway here at NYU and I told them a couple of things about what I was talking about in my course and I gave them notes, or documents, that I gave my students", Mr. Page explained of his exchange with this person. "In terms of actual briefings that's not something I like to talk about".

"The math on that... the 19 percent had a market value of about 11 billion dollars, so if you think I am going to get paid off some way... that seems like a pretty... pretty hefty sum", Page commented.

Stephanopoulos also mentioned Page's relationship with Victor Podobnyy, who was later charged with working as a Russian intelligence agent under diplomatic cover.

"It sounds a lot worse than reality, but that's reality", Page said during the interview. Stephanopoulos confronted Page with his own claim to have served as an adviser to the Russian government.