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Trump denies court documents detailing former campaign adviser’s surveillance by FBI

July 22, 2018 08:03 PM

An early morning tweet storm set off by an overnight development heavily redacted court documents detailing why former Trump Campaign Adviser Carter Page was under surveillance by the FBI.

The president called it illegal spying on his campaign saying the Department of Justice and the FBI misled the courts calling it a rigged witch hunt and a scam.

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Page himself pushed back against allegations he conspired with the Russians. 

"No, I've never been an agent of a foreign power by any stretch of the imagination," Page said.

But even some in the president's own party say the documents don't show misconduct in the investigation.

"I don't think it's broad of any part of any broader plot. The only plot here is the plot to interfere in our election by the Russians," Senator Marco Rubio said.

Criticism continues of president Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin. Democrats still want to know what the two leaders talked about during a two hour private meeting. Some question the president's loyalties.

“The reality is we have no idea what this president, our president agreed to. That's an asymmetric advantage for the kremlin because they do. The kremlin intelligence agents know exactly what took place in that meeting,” Senator Adam Schiff said.

The fallout continues while the administration plans for the next summit, this time on the president's home turf, just before Americans head to the polls in 2018.

A new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll shows just 26 percent of Americans approve of the president's handling of the relationship between the United States and Russia.

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