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Rep. Himes disputes key GOP intelligence claim

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Democratic Rep. Jim Himes countered Republican claims Sunday that a special surveillance warrant for Carter Page wouldn’t are granted been there not been for information during the so-called Steele dossier.

The GOP memo released earlier this year says then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified prior to House Intelligence Committee in December that no surveillance warrant could have been sought from your Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court without a few of the dossier information compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele. The origins with this warrant are actually intensely debated due to its ultimate connection to Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

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"I was space. Devin Nunes wasn’t within the when Andrew McCabe was interviewed, we will show you that he or she failed to point out that," Himes (D-Conn.) said on "Fox News Sunday." "He didn’t say that a FISA warrant do not need been requested shield . Steele information."

The Democratic memo, released Saturday, contained no additional classified information that has been published, Himes said, "unlike the Republican memo."

"Again I became space, Andrew McCabe wouldn’t say that the FISA warrant will not have been sought," the Connecticut Democrat repeated.

The Democratic memorandum was released like a counterweight to your Republican one, which President Mr . trump declassified three weeks earlier. That memo claimed that FBI officials misled a secret court to getting a warrant to spy on Page, an old Trump campaign foreign policy adviser.

Himes said the Democratic memo makes clear that Page was of great interest thanks to his Russian ties before the 2016 election.

"As being the Democratic memo now makes plain, the applying on the FISA court for that warrant to evaluate Carter Page was not in line with the Steele information," Himes said.

"Carter Page, was appealing for his link to the Russians for many years before 2016 – October of 2016 – he’d had a lot of contact," Himes said Sunday. "He’d been with all the Russians. He’d been interviewed because of the FBI. So, could possibly long status for how the dossier is just a small part of that application towards Republican judges for the warrant."

McCabe has since left his post for the reason that No. 2 FBI official, following criticism through the president.

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