The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said.Page, about as tone-deaf a white guy as they come, thinks that the FBI getting a warrant on him is the same as when the FBI was wiretapping Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr.
The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia, according to the officials.
Page wasn't exactly some innocent dweeb vacuumed up by the FBI. He had repeated contacts with Russian spooks in circumstances that apparently ld the FBI to believe that Page knew exactly what he was doing.
(And so, maybe, we see a reason why Spicer stepped all over his dick today.)