Republican lawmakers have hinted for months that the FBI had exculpatory information on Papadopoulos at the time that the Bureau applied for its first a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Fox News first reported that Republicans are interested in less than a dozen pages of documents related to Papadopoulos, who is said to have been the catalyst for the FBI’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
Papadopoulos is scheduled to testify before Congress on Oct. 25.
The request is substantially narrower than what GOP lawmakers initially wanted President Donald Trump to declassify. Trump ordered the declassification of a slew of documents from the FBI’s Russia probe in September, including 21 pages from a surveillance warrant obtained against Page. Trump rescinded the order on Sept. 21 after consulting with the Department of Justice and intelligence community officials.
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