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Trump Renews Attacks on Russia Probe As Surveillance Papers Emerge

  • Application for warrant on campaign adviser Page made public
  • Rubio says the FBI did nothing wrong in seeking surveillance
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Bloomberg’s Ros Krasny reports on President Donald Trump’s actions against FBI’s investigation into the Russia probe.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump used the release of a surveillance application on an adviser during his 2016 campaign to renew his claims of a “rigged” FBI investigation, even as a Republican senator said the request to a foreign intelligence court was legitimate.

In response to public-records lawsuits, the government on Saturday released a heavily redacted version of the document that was used to apply for a wiretap of campaign adviser Carter Page. Trump and Republicans have attacked the FBI and Justice Department for relying partly on a dossier written by former British spy Christopher Steele, partly financed by Democrats, in the application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.