FLASHBACK: Marco Rubio Said FBI Was Justified To Ask For FISA To Surveil Carter Page
Clarification and Update: After a letter to the editor from Sen. Marco Rubio, SaraACarter.com would like to clarify that the Rubio interview was conducted by CNN on July, 22, 2018. Due to a staff writer error, it should have clarified the date of the interview and contained the word Flashback in the headline.
Mr. Rubio’s quotes in the story were verbatim from the interview that was conducted by CNN anchor Jake Tapper. Also, the interview conducted between Sen. Rubio and Tapper came after then-Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes, R-CA, released the report on the committee’s investigation into the FBI’s probe of President Donald Trump’s campaign. The Republican House Intelligence Committee report, which accused the FBI of malfeasance, was nearly 3 months before Sen. Rubio’s interview with Tapper. The committee’s report has now been fully vindicated by the recent DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s FISA abuse report.
Senator Rubio’s interview with Tapper, however, is the most recent public statement we can find addressing the Senator’s stance on the FBI’s alleged FISA abuse into short-term Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page.
This news site will update our story with comments from Sen. Rubio’s office, if any. If the statements are different from the statements given to Tapper on CNN this site will update the story.
Sara Carter is also offering Sen. Rubio an open invitation to join her on the Sara Carter Show for the full hour.
.@SaraCarterDC when are you going to change your tweet & #FakeNews on your website so people know that my statement wasn’t recent, it was in July 2018, 16 months before ANYONE knew that an @FBI lawyer & investigators lied in their #FISA applications? pic.twitter.com/k4agFvO8hQ
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 27, 2019
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that he doesn’t think investigators “did anything wrong” when they applied for surveillance on Carter Page.
‘I don’t think they [FBI] did anything wrong, I think they went to the court, they got the judges to approve it, they laid out all the information…and there was a lot of reasons…unrelated to the dossier for why they looked at Carter Page” said Sen. Marco Rubio.