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    The Department of Justice released documents related to the surveillance of ex-Trump presidential campaign adviser Carter Page on Saturday, as a part of an alleged Russian meddling investigation.

    The US president has claimed that those investigating the case have allegedly violated procedure.

    "Congratulations to @JudicialWatch and @TomFitton on being successful in getting the Carter Page FISA documents. As usual they are ridiculously heavily redacted but confirm with little doubt that the Department of "Justice" and FBI misled the courts. Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!" Trump tweeted.

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    Trump added that his 2016 campaign was "spied upon" for the benefit of his opponents.

    According to the documents released on Saturday, Carter Page has denied being an agent of Moscow and has not been charged with any crime. However, the FBI noted that Page "has established relationships with Russian Government officials, including Russian intelligence officers." Commenting on the case, ex-Trump's campaign adviser stressed that the government "abused" its power by spying on him with no apparent reason.

    Last May, Donald Trump addressed media reports that the FBI had planted a mole in his entourage amid the campaign's alleged ties to Russia, stating, however, that the operation was politically-motivated and began long before the probe into the issue started.

    Russian officials have repeatedly stressed that Moscow has never tampered with the US elections, noting that no accusations against Russia have been substantiated.

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    Russian collusion, FBI, Department of Justice, Carter Page, Donald Trump, United States
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