Recent leaks to the Washington Post claim the FBI and the Justice Department obtained a secret court order to monitor the communications of Poughkeepsie native Carter Page with Russian officials.
The claims by government and law enforcement officials came to light on Tuesday about the Our Lady of Lourdes grad who worked as an adviser to then presidential candidate Donald Trump, said the Washington Post.
The warrant, targeting Page's communications with Russian officials, came after the two departments convinced a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge there was enough probable cause Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, reported the Post .
The revelation is the most direct evidence to date that the FBI had reason to believe Page was in contact with Russian agents for the campaign in order to swing the election in Trump's direction, said the Post.
Page, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, has not been accused of any crimes and it is not clear if the Justice Department will charge him with any crimes, added the Post.
Page previously worked as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch a decade ago in Moscow.
The founder and managing partner of Global Energy Capital, a company that invests in energy, Page is the only American to have his communications targeted by a FISA warrant as part of the probe, the Post said.
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