The GOP Funded Police State
- You will see ZERO outrage from the "small government" GOP that the candidate from their own party was being targeted by the FBI on the orders of Democrats.
- After all the GOP has joined hands with Democrats to unconstitutionally spy on every American.
(AP) -- The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of Carter Page, an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, because the government had reason to believe Page was acting as a Russian agent, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
Page is among the Trump associates under scrutiny as the FBI and congressional committees investigate whether his presidential campaign had ties to Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
He was not charged as part of that case.
An FBI spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking comment from The Associated Press.
Page, who has denied having improper ties to Russia, told the AP Tuesday he was "happy" that the court order had been revealed and blamed the Obama administration for trying to "suppress dissidents who did not fully support their failed foreign policy."
"It will be interesting to see what comes out when the unjustified basis for those FISA requests are more fully disclosed over time," said Page, using an acronym to refer to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
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