Carter Page: FBI 'shredded' Constitution by eavesdropping on him

Carter Page: FBI 'shredded' Constitution by eavesdropping on him

Carter Page: FBI 'shredded' Constitution by eavesdropping on him

On Tuesday morning, the former Trump campaign adviser told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that "there was no basis" for his surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation despite having claimed in 2013 to being an informal adviser to the Kremlin.

When asked if he ever had any direct contact with Trump in any form - such as a phone call, email, letter or a text - Page told ABC's "Good Morning America" that he has never communicated with the president, and continued to deny reports that he worked with the Russian government.

Carter Page appears on "Good Morning America", Feb. 6.

The four-page memo accuses senior DOJ officials of improperly using information from the so-called Steele dossier - which originated as an opposition research document during the 2016 presidential race - to obtain surveillance warrants on Page.

The letter, dated August 25, 2013, was sent by Page to an academic press during a dispute over edits to an unpublished manuscript he had submitted for publication, according to an editor who worked with Page.

In an interview Tuesday, Carter Page said there was "no basis" for the FIB's surveillance of him, which he believes violated the constitution.


Of course, that wasn't Page's only connection to Russian Federation.

Democrats have called the memo misleading, and the House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously on Monday to release a document drafted by Democrats to rebut the GOP memo. "He struck me just as someone who had developed some unusual academic views ... and wanted to have them published", the editor says.

But he declined to say where the president was leaning and White House officials said they could not predict Trump's ultimate decision.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You've never spoken with Donald Trump in your life? During their meeting, Page provided documents to the diplomat which he claimed on "GMA" were just notes from a course he was teaching at New York University.

Mr. Carter Page is a former banker in the investment company based in Moscow, who founded his own investment firm later in NY. The speech was aired live by Kremlin-connected Russia Today.

At issue is whether the federal probe into the Trump campaign's Russian Federation ties is infected with political bias, as Republicans say - or whether the GOP is using deceitful tactics to quash the probe, as Democrats insist. "It sounds a lot worse than reality", he said.

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