Judiciary chairman seeks answers on Trump aide surveillance

By: AP | Washington |
Published: February 7, 2018 12:05 pm

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has launched a probe into the top-secret surveillance of a former campaign aide to Donald Trump, according to letters provided to The Associated Press. Goodlatte sent a request to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Jan. 16 for more information about the use of the so-called “Steele dossier” as the basis for a warrant to spy on campaign aide Carter Page. He sent a similar request to the Justice Department last Thursday — a day before Trump approved the release of a Republican memo that the president said “vindicated” him in the ongoing federal Russia probe.

Goodlatte’s requests dovetail with the allegations by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes in his controversial memo, which accuses the Obama…

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