FBI Counterspies Under Scrutiny Over FISA Abuses
Disclosures that FBI and Justice Department officials abused secret surveillance laws by spying on a Trump campaign adviser are raising new concerns about FBI counterintelligence lapses.
Classified memos produced by the House and Senate show FBI counterspies believed Carter Page, an energy consultant with business experience in Russia, would lead them to Russian intelligence activities aimed at influencing the Trump presidential campaign during the 2016 election.
Details of the year-long surveillance operation remain classified.
But information made public in recent weeks shows the main focus of the FBI spying was Page, a volunteer foreign policy adviser to the Trump presidential campaign, and not Russian nationals.
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