Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) argued Sunday that the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) warrants to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page were justified. Rubio’s comments break from President Trump earlier on Sunday who claimed the DOJ documents prove his campaign was being spied upon.
Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rubio said the Department of Justice and FBI did nothing “wrong” while obtaining warrants to monitor Carter Page.
“I don’t believe that them looking into Carter Page means they were spying on the campaign. I also don’t believe it proves anything about collusion or anything like that. I think Carter Page is one of these guys, we would never have heard of him before all this, but that was on their screen even before the campaign,” said Rubio.
Rubio added, “I don’t think they did anything wrong. I think they went to the court and got the judges to approve it and laid out all of the information and there was a lot of reasons unrelated to the dossier for why they wanted to look at Carter Page. And Carter Page was not a key member of the Trump campaign, and the Trump campaign has said that.”
The Justice Department released documents on the surveillance warrants for Page on Saturday.