10 things you need to know today: February 4, 2018

Trump says FBI, FISA court were used to manipulate the 2016 election, Amtrak crash leaves 2 dead, 70 injured, and more

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1. Trump says FBI, FISA court were used to manipulate the 2016 election

President Trump followed up his initial claim that the Nunes memo "totally vindicates 'Trump'" in the Russia probe with additional tweets Saturday evening accusing the FBI and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (the FISA court) of being used to manipulate the 2016 election. Quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial, Trump aimed his worst ire at the FBI for becoming "a tool of anti-Trump political actors" and lying to Congress. The editorial's argument rests on the memo's statement that the FBI acquired FISA permission to spy on Trump campaign aide Carter Page based significantly on a dossier whose creation was partially funded by a Clinton campaign lawyer. The Journal rejected Trump's claim that the memo proves his campaign innocent of Russia-related allegations.

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