Trump aide alleged to have 'Russia ties' in secret USA documents

Trump aide alleged to have 'Russia ties' in secret USA documents

After the FISA documents were published, President Donald Trump criticized special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Sunday denied he was an intelligence agent for Russian Federation after the Justice Department released a wiretap application that said he engaged in "clandestine intelligence activities" on behalf of the Kremlin. He claimed that the documents "with little doubt that the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation misled the courts".

The FBI "believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government.to undermine and influence the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election in violation of USA criminal law", the FISA application read. Instead, it acknowledged events previously reported by the New York Times: A former Trump foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, came under the scrutiny of investigators in July 2016 after boasting that Russian Federation had dirt on then-candidate Hillary Clinton to an Australian diplomat in London.

They said: "The FBI believes that the Russian government's efforts are being coordinated with Page and perhaps other individuals associated with [Trump's campaign]".

"For more than a year, House Republicans have bullied the Department of Justice and FBI to release highly sensitive documents to derail the Special Counsel's and other legitimate national security investigations and cover for the President", House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.

Steele also alleged in the dossier that Page worked with Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to exchange information with Russian operatives.

In March 2017, before news of the FISA warrant became public, Page sent a letter to the Senate intelligence committee saying he may have been wiretapped during the time he spent at Trump Tower for the campaign.

Hungary's hard-line PM Orban visits Israel amid criticism
Orban has stressed that the campaign was about Soros's political views and that Hungary has "zero tolerance" toward anti-Semitism. Netanyahu was the first to Budapest by an Israeli prime minister since the fall of Communism in 1989.

Iran warns United States against provocations; suggests peace possible
Khamenei said on Saturday it was an "obvious" mistake to negotiate with the U.S. because it does not abide by agreements. Iran has been roiled by nationwide riots after Mr.

New photo of Prince George released to mark his 5th birthday
Obama joked that " Prince George showed up to our meeting in his bathrobe. a clear breach of protocol". Prince George was christened on 24 October in a private family ceremony.

The bottom line from the non-redacted part of the FISA application for Carter Page: they attested that he was a Russian agent whose activities were part of a broad criminal plot to influence the election.

Earlier this month the Justice Department charged 12 Russian intelligence offers with acts related to Russia's hacking of the DNC's emails and targeting of state election systems.

The CNN host also asked Page if he had established relations with government officials, another claim found in the FISA warrant.

"Look, Jake, I, No, I've never been an agent of a foreign power by any stretch of the imagination, I may have back in the G20 when they were getting reading 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 sitting on..."

The charges form part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. intelligence findings that Russians conspired to tilt the election in Mr Trump's favour, and whether any of his campaign aides colluded.

Mr Page is an energy industry consultant with longstanding ties to Russian Federation.

Related News:

  • Trump Pushing US Army to Invade Iran: Top General

    Trump Pushing US Army to Invade Iran: Top General

    Iran's presence in the region is elemental for Iran's power and security and it is a strategic policy, he stressed. He made it clear that Tehran will not buckle under the economic pressure from Washington.
    Woods creates buzz at Carnoustie with 66 at British Open

    Woods creates buzz at Carnoustie with 66 at British Open

    It is also the first time he has led at any point of a major since 2012, when he shared the 36-hole lead at the PGA Championship. The charge began at the fourth where a brilliant wedge shot set up a birdie, and he picked up another shot at the sixth.
    Florida man shot, killed during parking spot dispute

    Florida man shot, killed during parking spot dispute

    The men were allegedly arguing about a handicap parking space when the shooting occurred, according to Newsweek . "It's a repeat. The incident falls under Floridas self-defense law known as " stand your ground ", the sheriff said during a news conference.
  • Tekashi69 Pistol Whipped, Kidnapped, Robbed and Hospitalized

    The gunman drove away with Hernandez still in the back auto , sources tell TMZ , but he was able to jump out and run away. They reportedly emerged having stolen around $750,000 in jewelry and between $15,000 and $20,000 in cash, reported TMZ .
    Fakhar Zaman becomes fastest batsman to score 1000 ODI runs

    Fakhar Zaman becomes fastest batsman to score 1000 ODI runs

    Fakhar Zaman broke a number of records during the fifth One-Day International (ODI) between Pakistan and Zimbabwe on Sunday. Fakhar Zaman scored a brilliant 210 not out off 156 balls, an innings studded with 24 boundaries and 5 sixes.
    Sri Lanka reign in Colombo despite Maharaj milestone

    Sri Lanka reign in Colombo despite Maharaj milestone

    Gunathilaka was Sri Lanka's primary aggressor, hitting six fours and two sixes in his 61 off 68 balls after tea on the second day. However, Sri Lanka are on course for victory after bowling the tourists out for 124 in their first innings.
  • Vintage Tiger Woods boosts Open hopes with terrific round

    Vintage Tiger Woods boosts Open hopes with terrific round

    Johnson was 1-over-par Saturday and moved back to sixth place with Woods at 5-under-par at the Open Championship . He made a tough par save on the 17th, and then got up-and-down from behind the 18th green for a 68.
    Britain's Prince George celebrates his fifth birthday

    Britain's Prince George celebrates his fifth birthday

    The Palace shared the photo to their Instagram account too, sharing a note from Prince William and Kate Middleton in the caption. The two older siblings have a special bond and accompanied their parents to Canada, Poland and Germany in 2017.
    Trump aide gives ambiguous comments on election interference

    Trump aide gives ambiguous comments on election interference

    When asked what she thought about separating families - and whether it was a good idea - she said: "I say all the time the system is broken".
  • Watch Round 3 At Carnoustie Online

    Watch Round 3 At Carnoustie Online

    They have a two-shot edge over American Kevin Chappell , and a three-stroke cushion over in-form Italian Francesco Molinari . A rugged start, a strong recovery, a few putts for birdie, a few he missed for par, and it added to an even-par 71.
    Cohen Lawyer: Trump Suggestion That Tapes Were Illegal Is 'Flawed' Strategy

    Cohen Lawyer: Trump Suggestion That Tapes Were Illegal Is 'Flawed' Strategy

    Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, claimed Friday there were "multiple" tapes and urged Cohen to release all audio recordings publicly. Ms Daniels says she and Mr Trump had sex in a hotel room in Lake Tahoe, a resort area between California and Nevada, in 2006.
    Pompeo: North to return USA  soldiers' remains soon

    Pompeo: North to return USA soldiers' remains soon

    President Donald Trump has now said there is no hurry to denuclearise North Korea - having previously said the process would start very soon.


Most liked

'Supergirl' casts Nicole Maines as TV's first transgender superhero
Maines was featured in the HBO documentary The Trans List and is the subject of the book Becoming Nicole by author Amy Ellis Nutt. With trans folks we have a lot of people accusing us of just playing dress up for whatever reasons and that's just not true.

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project
Instructions on the DTP site note that you'll need API keys from the services you want to transfer data from and to. Since the data will be encrypted during the transfer, the process is expected to be secure.

Trump accuses China, EU of currency manipulation
The euro ended the day up 0.7 percent at $1.1724, while the yen was nearly 1 percent stronger. There's no question that the weakening of the currency creates an unfair advantage for them.

Emmanuel Macron security official filmed hitting protester
The case has also prompted unflattering accounts of Benalla's behaviour from other officials who have worked with him. On a trip to southwestern France Thursday, Macron declined to answer questions from reporters on the subject.

Israel evacuates 800 White Helmets heroes and their families
The reports say they were transferred to Jordan and would travel on from there to Britain, Germany and Canada. Last year, a Netflix production called The White Helmets won an Academy Award for the best short documentary.

Ryanair cancels 600 flights next week due to ongoing strikes
Ryanair pilots based in Ireland have begun their second 24-hour strike in a week in a dispute about their terms and conditions. Ryanair said it cancelled the flights because of a planned strike by cabin crew in the aforementioned countries.

Trump calls hypocrites those who criticized him for being soft with Putin
Mr Graham said Mr Trump was right to criticise previous administrations for their handling of Russian Federation . The White House backtrack came just before the Senate voted overwhelmingly against the proposal.

Federal Bureau of Investigation releases documents on former Trump adviser surveillance
Nunes stated that a Yahoo News article in which Christopher Steele was the source, was used to corroborate the Steele dossier. Although the 412-page document is heavily redacted but details concerns the Federal Bureau of Investigation had about Mr.

Iran nuclear chief says uranium stockpile reaches 950 tons
Russian Federation is reportedly ready to invest $50 billion in Iran's oil industry. The other signatories have been scrambling to save the deal.

CVS apologizes after transgender woman says she was denied a hormone prescription
CVS said in part that the pharmacist's actions did not reflect the company's values or commitment to inclusion. Hall's original complaint to CVS, which was due to an unintentional oversight", DeAngelis said in the email.

Injured former champion Nibali ruled out of Tour de France, says team
The Team Sky rider, who took the overall lead on Wednesday after winning Stage 11 , will keep his yellow jersey for another day. He had a look at just how Team Sky could implode today on the climb to Mende's airstrip.

The Note 9’s success may seal the Galaxy S Plus’ fate
If the reports actually turn out to be true and Samsung actually merges the two series of smartphones. This is mainly because of the overlap of smartphones from both series.

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface
An global team of researchers approximates that about one to two percent of the Earth's Cratonic roots are composed of diamonds. The deepest parts of cratons are known as their "roots" and can reach all the way to the Earth's mantle.

Boogie Cousins Says Klay Thompson is His Favorite Warrior
He gets to live in California, won't face much pressure at all once he gets back on the court and will probably win a title. But how does that help me? He was like, 'Cous, I'm pretty sure me and you are going to fight.' I'm like, 'Draymond, Come on.

Treasure ship with Dh484 billion worth of gold found under the sea
A South Korean Financial Ministry official responsible for the issue said that Russian Federation may be able to claim ownership. The rumours have sparked a huge rise in the share price of a local company, Jeil Steel, which is partially-owned by Shinil Group.