[Ed. – Yeah, Fox goes with the herd, titling this report to emphasize only that the FBI obtained the warrant. I “get” that that’s confirmation a Trump associate WAS under surveillance. But we already knew that. We knew a FISA warrant was granted, after the first application was turned down. It’s OK to not just repeat everything the way it’s been fed to you, as if your brain has been washed; instead, to place a different emphasis and highlight what matters. Which is that Page is reacting like an innocent man, confident that the truth will vindicate him.]
In a statement to Fox News, Page said he was “excited the truth is coming out.”
“I have done nothing wrong. I have no concerns,” Page added. “I was an obvious target because no one has been more thoughtful and methodical in their criticism of the Clinton/Obama administration foreign policy.”
The Post reported that the government’s application for the FISA warrant cited contacts Page had with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013. According to court documents filed earlier this month in connection with a separate espionage case, the Russian tried to recruit Page as an intelligence source.
Page, who was working as an energy consultant at the time, acknowledged that he “shared basic immaterial information and publicly available research documents” with the operative, Victor Podobnyy. He described the information as “nothing more than a few samples from the far more detailed lectures” he delivered at New York University in 2013.
In an interview with Fox News last month, Page said he had been victimized by a “false narrative” surrounding his contacts with Russian officials.