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US Justice Dept Says FBI Lacked Probable Cause to Spy on Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Carter Page

© AP Photo / Willy SanjuanCarter Page at the Los Angeles Convention Centre in Los Angeles
Carter Page at the Los Angeles Convention Centre in Los Angeles - Sputnik International
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Justice Department has concluded that the FBI improperly obtained warrants from a secret court to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, a court document revealed.
"There was insufficient predication to establish probable cause to believe that Carter Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power", a document, released on Thursday, said.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court document, originally dated 7 January, also sets a 28 January deadline for the FBI to explain a delay in collecting material related to the Page surveillance and how the material is being handled.

A December 2019 report by the Justice Department’s Inspector General documents at least 17 instances in which the FBI misled the FISA court in obtaining four warrants to spy on Page.

The document was signed by FISA Court Presiding Judge James Boasberg.

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