Marco Rubio Breaks With Trump on Carter Page Surveillance: DOJ Didn’t Do Anything Wrong

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) broke from President Donald Trump on Sunday, saying the Justice Department’s FISA warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was justified.

Trump sent out a flurry of tweets Sunday morning claiming the newly released FISA warrant application shows his campaign was being “spied on” to benefit Hillary Clinton, also adding that the “witch hunt” is “rigged.”

“I have a different view on it,” Rubio told Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union.

“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,” Rubio said. “He was a guy that was on their screen even before the campaign.”

“I don’t think it’s part of any broader plot. The only plot here is the plot to interfere in our election by the Russians,” the Florida senator said.

“So as far as you know,” Tapper followed up, “the surveillance was justified?”

“I don’t think they did anything wrong,” Rubio said. “There was a lot of reasons unrelated to the dossier why they wanted to look at Carter Page.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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