The FBI has justified its motion alleging that Page "has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government" which allegedly enlisted his services to "undermine and influence the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election".
A former aide to Donald Trump's presidential campaign has been forced to deny that he worked as an agent for Russian intelligence, following the release of previously classified surveillance applications.
In a Sunday appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Page called the FISA warrant application "literally a complete joke", and claimed it misled the courts. According to a report from the Washington Post, the other three judges who approved the wiretapping of Page were also appointed Republican presidents - two by George W. Bush and one by Ronald Reagan.
Judicial Watch now is arguing "to date, no transcripts of hearings regarding applications for or renewal of FISA warrants related to Page have been released to the public".
A spokesman for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is now leading the probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, declined to comment on the president's tweets.
The FBI, in its initial application the month before Mr. Trump won the election, said it "believes that the Russian Government's efforts are being coordinated with Page and perhaps other individuals associated with Candidate #1's campaign".
Graham and another lawmaker, House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff, a Democrat, said they still do not know what Trump and Putin said when they met privately in Helsinki last week. Trump tweeted July 23.
The now-released document, however, does disclose that the "U.S. person" who hired Steele "was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit [Trump's] campaign", and added that the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes Steele's reporting "to be credible".
"Actually, that would be a good question for them, Jake, is whether they believe that what they did is appropriate now", Page said.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., pauses to speak with reporters as former FBI lawyer Lisa Page is questioned during a private interview with members of the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee on whether political bias affected the investigations of Hillary Clinton's emails and the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 16, 2018. "It is so bad it screams out at you.' On the whole FISA scam which led to the rigged Mueller Witch Hunt!" Whole sections in the application - detailing the FBI's justification for believing Page was a Russian agent - are blacked out.
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 US intelligence agencies. "I think he's said it about 1,000 times". Page has vehemently denied the dossier's allegations, and says he has never spoken to Manafort. The affidavits detail Page's connections to Russian Federation, as well as the FBI's reliance on contested Steele dossier to build its case.
"Andrew McCarthy - 'I said this could never happen". It marks the first time in the more than 40-year history of the highly secretive court that underlying documents for a warrant have been released.
Eddie Pepperell shot the low round on the final day and held the clubhouse lead until fellow Englishman Justin Rose swiped it. His charge was a 2-under 69 in the strongest wind of the week, the only player from the last four groups to break par.
Antonio Conte has released a statement thanking Chelsea's staff for their "hard work and support" during his time at the club . Sarri's first game at the helm is scheduled to be the July 23 friendly against Perth Glory in Western Australia.
She said the crew and passengers were aware there was a storm brewing, but the water was calm when they set out on their cruise. The duck boat that capsized in Branson, Mo . will be raised from the bottom of Table Rock lake on Monday starting at 9 a.m.
The company also prevented manufacturers from selling devices running on alternative versions of its Android operating system. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Trump in Washington D.C. on the trade issue next week.
Great Britain's Geraint Thomas , right, wearing the leader's yellow jersey, and other riders wait for the race to resume. French rider Julian Alaphilippe has been the king of the mountains so far and could add to Tuesday's Stage 16 victory.
Twitter lit up with screen shots of Amazon's Prime Day failures, which featured photos of dogs and the words "sorry". For the first time, members in Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands and Luxembourg participated in Prime Day.
April Tinsley - a blond-haired, dark-eyed first-grader - left her home in Fort Wayne for a friend's house two streets away. The case saw new life in 1990, when her killer scrawled a message on a barn door: "I kill 8-year-old April Marie Tinsley".
Alisson will replace Loris Karius as No. 1 following his calamitous Champions League final performance against Real Madrid . Liverpool's first game of the new Premier League season is against West Ham on August 12.
But more recently, some Gaza officials said the protests would end if Israel lifted an economic blockade of the Gaza Strip. An Israeli Cabinet members said Hamas has failed to listen to Israeli warnings against violence at the Gaza border.
In fact, the reaction back home was immediate and visceral , among fellow Republicans as well as usual Trump critics . Trump said the summit with Putin still "was our most successful visit" on his European trip.
Kremlin aide says Putin, Trump may meet at G20 summit
Eighty-seven percent of Republicans and 54 percent of independents were among those who approved of a second Putin summit. Additionally, the poll showed 58% don't approve of how Trump's dealing with immigration while just 31% approved.
Pakistan Race Tightens on Eve of Historic Vote
Sharif released an audio recording from jail on Monday, urging supporters to send his party back to government for a second term. He said the elder Sharif, along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz, were arrested and were not even allowed to meet Sharif's mother.
Nielsen rules 15th; Thomas stays on top
The 24-year-old Moscon was suspended by Sky for six weeks last year for using a racial slur against an opponent. It is the latest in a series of controversies involving the Team Sky rider.
Insomniac Drops Two New Spider-Man Trailers
The bad news is that this limited edition bundle has only been announced for the US and Canada, where it will retail for $399.99. It also comes with a red wireless DualShock 4 controller, a physical copy of the game, and digital content.
Chinese emissary says no easy win in trade war
The US has warned it would levy $200 billion of Chinese imports with additional tariffs if Beijing continues to retaliate. Since tit-for-tat tariffs went into effect in early July , China has faced a tough battle.