FBI Obtained Warrant to Monitor Trump Advisor

By Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter with The Epoch Times and host of EpochTV's "Crossroads" program. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics give him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape.
April 12, 2017 Updated: April 12, 2017

The FBI had obtained a secret court order to monitor communications of Carter Page, Washington Post reported on April 11. Page was allegedly a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign, although Trump’s team denies his role.

Page is an oil industry consultant and founder of Global Energy Capital, a New York investment fund specializing in oil and gas industries in Central Asia and Russia, and his business deals with Russian oil companies Gazprom and Rosneft have been used to accuse the Trump campaign of dealings with Russia.

The news of the wiretap also adds evidence to the ongoing investigation into whether the Obama administration was spying on members of Trump’s campaign—possibly for political purposes. It follows news that Susan Rice, the national security adviser under former President Barack Obama, requested identities of members of then-candidate Donald Trump’s election campaign from intercepted communications.

Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter with The Epoch Times and host of EpochTV's "Crossroads" program. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics give him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape.