The Justice Department has declared that some of the warrants the FBI used to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page were "not valid."
According to an order released by the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Thursday, the DOJ believes at least two of the four FISA applications used to surveil Page contained "material misstatements and omissions." The DOJ concluded "there was insufficient predication to establish probable cause to believe that Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power." As such, it deemed the court's authorizations of those applications invalid.
In December, the DOJ's internal watchdog disclosed several "serious performance failures" with regard to some of the FBI's FISA court applications during its investigation into Russian election interference.
In a statement to Fox News on Thursday, Page said he "hope[s] that this latest admission of guilt for these civil rights abuses by the Justice Department marks continued progress towards restoring justice and remedying these reputationally ruinous injuries."