Criminal probe opened into Carter Page FISA warrant application

BREAKING NEWS: FBI official ‘is under criminal investigation for fabricating document’ FISA warrant application for Trump campaign advisor Carter Page during 2016 election

A criminal investigation has been opened into an FBI official suspected of ‘altering’ a document in the warrant application to surveil Trump campaign advisor Carter Page during the 2016 election, according to a new report.

The alleged document tampering was uncovered during Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, and subsequently referred to U.S. Attorney John Durham for criminal investigation, CNN reported on Thursday. 

In October 2016, the FBI sought and was granted a FISA warrant to surveil Page’s communications and access all of his stored emails and texts.

To obtain the warrant, the FBI had to convince a judge that there was probable cause that Page was a foreign agent. 

Former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page is seen above. A new report says an FBI official is being investigated for tampering with documents used to obtain the FISA warrant against him

The 90-day warrant was renewed three times, but Page has never been charged with any crime.

It’s unclear which FBI official is under criminal investigation for allegedly tampering with documents in the warrant application.

The name of the agent or agents who submitted sworn statements to support the application and renewals was redacted when the applications were publicly released.

Former FBI director James Comey signed off on the FBI evidence in the applications prior to being fired by Trump in May 2017. Former FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe signed off on the subsequent renewals. 

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