DOJ prolonged surveillance of Trump marketing campaign adviser over Steele file findings

Secret memo hints at a new Republican target: Rod Rosenstein

The memo, the Times reports, suggests Rosenstein didn't present a strong enough case to renew the warrant in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

The memo also mentions that when they were initially seeking a warrant to begin surveilling Page, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department did not fully explain to an intelligence court judge that they were acting based on information uncovered by former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous but still unconfirmed dossier detailing Trump's alleged connections to Russian Federation.

Rosenstein reportedly approved an application to extend surveillance of former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page because the Justice Department had reason to believe he was acting as a foreign agent for Russian Federation, according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke with the Times.

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The memo says the Justice Department relied partly on information compiled by Christopher Steele when it initially persuaded the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to approve surveillance of Page, according to three anonymous sources who spoke with the New York Times.

"The president has been clear publicly and privately that he wants absolute transparency throughout this process", White House spokesman, Hogan Gidley, said in a statement.

The memo paints the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the USA presidential election as tainted from the start, the paper said. If approval is given, Trump would have five days to block the release. "But there's no no mystery about the fact that he's livid at [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions for recusing himself and livid at Rosenstein for appointing a special counsel".

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Daniel Farber, a professor of constitutional law at Berkeley Law School, said that misrepresenting the warrant application would be one of the only ways Rosenstein's Justice Department could be accused of misconduct in this scenario. "Based on numerous news reports, top officials at the F.B.I. have engaged in conduct that shows bias against President Trump and bias for Hillary Clinton".

Rosenstein, also a Republican, took office in April after being nominated by Trump.

The dossier alleges that Page was the Trump campaign's contact with the Kremlin and that he met secretly in July 2016 with two Kremlin insiders, Igor Sechin and Igor Diveykin.

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Rosenstein has been an occasional target of Trump's criticism since Mueller's appointment in May 2017. Without mentioning the Republican memo, he said that federal investigations must be free of bias, and that he would not condone "a culture of defensiveness". In 2013, an investigation revealed that a Russian spy had tried to recruit him.

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