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FBI documents show Trump campaign aide Carter Page was 'collaborating' with Russia

Sunday 22 July 2018 02:14 PM

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The FBI has released documents related to the surveillance of former Trump presidential campaign adviser Carter Page as part of a probe into whether he conspired with the Russian Government to undermine the 2016 US election.

The 412 pages, mostly heavily redacted and made public by the Federal Bureau of Investigation late Saturday, included surveillance applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and warrants surrounding the investigation into Mr Page.

The documents released include applications and renewal warrants filed in 2017 after Mr Trump took office.

Mr Page has denied being an agent of the Russian Government and has not been charged with any crime.

Earlier, the New York Times reported it had received a copy from the Justice Department after it and other news organisations had filed suit.

The documents released said "the FBI believes that the Russian Government's efforts are being coordinated with Page and perhaps other individuals associated with" Mr Trump's campaign

It added Mr Page "has established relationships with Russian Government officials, including Russian intelligence officers."