Carter Page’s Russia Trump Helped Spark FBI Investigation: Report
When Trump associate Carter Page went to Moscow in the middle of the campaign it raised alarm bells for the FBI.
Carter Page’s now infamous trip to Russia during the middle of the 2016 election helped spark the FBI investigation into whether Trump and his campaign associates were colluding with Russia to interfere in the election.
According to a New York Times report, “That trip last July was a catalyst for the F.B.I. investigation into connections between Russia and President Trump’s campaign, according to current and former law enforcement and intelligence officials.”
Page first came to the FBI’s attention in 2013 when they discovered that Russian spies were trying to recruit him. “So when he became a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign last year and gave a Russia-friendly speech at a prestigious Moscow institute, it soon caught the bureau’s attention.”
In September, the F.B.I. obtained a FISA warrant from that would allow them to monitor Page’s “communications on the suspicion that he was a Russian agent.”
During the campaign when asked who he relied on for foreign policy advice, Donald Trump offered Carter Page as one of his advisers.
You can read the full New York Times report here.