>> The FBI secured a court order in 2016 to surveil the communications of ex Trump adviser Carter Page over suspension that he was working as a foreign agent for Russia according to a Washington Post report. The warrant for Page the Post report citing law enforcement and other officials was obtained last summer by the FBI and Justice Department from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Page, a foreign policy advisor for the Trump campaign, has denied in media interviews that he worked with the Russians to influence the election. In a statement to Reuters Tuesday, Page said the court order was evidence that the Obama administration wanted to quote, suppress dissidents, who opposed his foreign policy.
The Trump campaign has been dogged by rumors, reports, and allegations over its relationship with Russia during the election. Former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, reigned after lying about his communications with Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, failed to mention meeting with that same ambassador during his confirmation hearings.
Later recusing himself of any Russian investigation. Trump advisor Roger Stone claimed to have been in contact with the Hacker Guccifer 2.0 and Wikileaks and Trump's aide and son in law Jared Kushner met with the Russian bank under US sanctions during the transition. The FBI congressional committees are investigating whether Russia tried to influence the election in Trump's favor of possibly colluded with Trump associates.
Russia denies the allegations which Trump has also repeatedly called fake news.