Ex-FBI officials says it was ‘mistake’ to spy on Trump aide

by ian

A former FBI official says it was a mistake to wiretap 2016 Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

Trump has recently been campaigning against FISA, which allows surveillance in suspected cases of foreign threats. He said it was used to spy on his campaign in 2016. Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claimed that Trump’s interpretation of the act was incorrect, but that the bureau still made “mistakes” against Page.

The former official signed off on an application to use the surveillance tool against Page. The FBI believed that the aide was in contact with Russian authorities leading up to the 2016 election. The wiretap was granted based on the Steele dossier, which wasn’t verified.

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