Washington, July 23: One of US President Donald Trump’s former foreign policy aides has said allegations that he worked with the Russian government during the 2016 US election are “misleading”. The FBI believed Carter Page was “collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government” at that time, BBC reported on Sunday. His alleged relationships with Russian intelligence officials are highlighted in court applications which led to him being put under surveillance.
Trump said it appeared that his campaign was illegally spied on. But he provided no evidence to support the claim. The newly released surveillance applications were granted and renewed by several different judges sitting in a court authorised by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (Fisa). The court, which has the power to authorise wiretaps and surveillance of suspected foreign spies, has one of the most secretive institutions in the US. (IANS)