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Carter Page hails 'brave and assiduous' Nunes memo as 'historic leap in the repair of America's democracy'

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page released a statement Friday following the publication of a controversial memo that alleges he was improperly surveilled by the FBI in 2016. "The brave and assiduous oversight by congressional leaders in discovering this unprecedented abuse of process represents a giant, historic leap in the repair of America's democracy," Page wrote.

The memo, authored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), claimed the FBI relied on unreliable intelligence to receive permission to surveil Page. The White House released the memo Friday over objections from the FBI and Department of Justice, who have expressed "grave concerns" over its factual accuracy.

Page said the release of the Nunes memo would allow him to prove in court that the FBI's surveillance of him was inappropriate. "Now that a few of the misdeeds against the Trump movement have been partially revealed, I look forward to updating my pending legal action in opposition to DOJ this weekend," he wrote. Read the full statement below. Kelly O'Meara Morales