Carter Page criticized the so-called "media filtration strategy & # 39; within the Department of Justice and the FBI after documents published earlier this week suggested that they might have conducted smear campaigns.
Justice Department documents revealed more messages exchanged between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page in which both congratulated each other on sowing leaks in national newspapers.
Carter Page was placed under surveillance for months after the Department of Justice and the FBI convinced the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to act as a Russian agent.
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, he described the situation as & # 39; ridiculous & # 39; and & # 39; so corrupt & # 39;
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Carter Page did an interview with Fox News in which he said that the leaks were an attempt to undermine President Trump
Page himself was placed under surveillance for months after the Justice Department and the FBI convinced a court that he was a Russian agent.
"This is just one way to bring down all the great things President Trump is doing," Mr. Page said about the leaks.
"I want to fix this terrible thing that has happened to our country." But only on principle, it is so corrupt at this time.
"The more information comes out, it will only show how ridiculous this thing really is."
According to reports, Strzok and Page had an affair and Strzok, a former investigator in Robert Mueller's investigation and Hillary Clinton's investigation, was fired for the anti-Trump text message series on his FBI phone.
"He had literally gone in search of this phone to tell him he wanted to talk to you about the media leak strategy with the Justice Department before he went," he wrote the text to Strzok on April 10, 2017, according to new documents from the Department of Justice. Justice Department.
Two days after Strzok's first message, he sent a text message to Page: "Well done, Page" before informing him that two negative articles about his "namesake" were imminent.
An exchange of text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI prosecutor Lisa Page published this week shed light on alleged media leaks within the Department of Justice and the FBI.
Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina, says there was a "systemic media filtration culture" among senior FBI and Department of Justice officials
The "namesake" on the page refers to Carter Page, who was monitored by the FBI for months after he was granted an arrest warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.
The other messages of the couple included one that said "we will let Trump become president", reports Fox News.
On Tuesday of this week, Republican Congressman Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina, said the new text exchanges showed there was a "coordinated effort" between senior officials of the FBI and the Justice Department to filter out "harmful" material on Donald Trump to the media.
In his letter, Meadows wrote that the text exchanges of Strzok and Page & # 39; & # 39; should lead a reasonable person to question whether there was a sincere desire to investigate the misconduct or place derogatory information in the media to justify a continuing investigation & # 39; & # 39;
Meadows also noted that FBI and DOJ officials met with reporters from the Associated Press in April 2017, according to court records at Paul Manafort's trial.
He added that there is "worrying evidence" that the FBI and the Justice Department are continuing a strategy of coordinated leaks to the media, adding that even if they are not authorized, they still shake confidence in the impartiality of the office.
Trump's advisor, Carter Page, who was monitored by the FBI for months after he was granted an arrest warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court