"They did not spy on the campaign from anything and everything that I have seen".
"This is really nothing, and an attempt to distract from the real crimes that are shown in this misleading document", he said.
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. "So, you know, based on that statement alone you would conclude that yes, they were looking into this one individual but an individual the campaign themselves said was not a big part of their efforts".
Praising Judicial Watch, a conservative foundation that studied the files, the president tweeted: "As usual they are ridiculously heavily redacted but confirm with little doubt that the Department of "Justice" and Federal Bureau of Investigation misled the courts".
The FBI believed Carter Page was "collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government" at that time.
The FISA application cites evidence in the Steele dossier, believed to have been compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, that Page engaged in "clandestine intelligence activities", on behalf of a foreign power and "influence activities", pertaining to the 2016 election. The warrant also described Page secretly meeting with Igor Nikolayevich Divyekin, who allegedly discussed giving compromising material on Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign.
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The newly released surveillance applications were granted and renewed by several different judges sitting in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Trump charges the "FISA scam" led 'to the rigged Mueller Witch Hunt!,' referring to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's role in the election and allegations of obstruction against the president.
The FBI believed that a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump was "collaborating" with Russian Federation as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to U.S. news organizations have revealed. But the information has not been verified and has been dismissed by Republicans and Trump as false.
The FISA request also argues that Christopher Steele, whose salacious Trump dossier was in part paid for by Fusion GPS that received funding from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's Campaign, was "never advised as to motivation behind the research" into Trump's ties to Russian Federation.
The surveillance of Page became in February the subject of intense rivalry between lawmakers from Trump's Republican Party and their Democratic counterparts.
Trump tweeted heavily about the documents on Sunday morning and quoted some of the speakers on 'Fox & Friends, ' the morning news show of whom he is a regular viewer.