Carter Page speaks at the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser at the center of the Nunes memo controversy, told Fox News' Laura Ingraham that the alleged FISA abuses in the document were "even worse than [he] could've possibly imagined." The memo accuses the FBI of using the Steele dossier to obtain FISA wiretaps against Page without disclosing the fact its creation had been at least partially funded by the DNC and the Clinton campaign.

Yes, but: Page was on the FBI's radar as an individual working as a foreign agent years prior to the dossier's release. In 2013, Page wrote a letter to an academic press saying, "Over the past half year, I have had the privilege to serve as an informal advisor to the staff of the Kremlin in preparation for their Presidency of the G-20 Summit next month."

Watch Page's whole defense in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's Good Morning America, where he addresses his 2013 work for the Kremlin:

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Coronavirus dashboard

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Harris: "Women are going to be a priority" in Biden administration

Sen. Kamala Harris at an event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In her first sit-down interview since being named Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris talked about what she'll do to fight for women if elected VP, and how the Democrats are thinking about voter turnout strategies ahead of November.

What they're saying: "In a Biden-Harris administration women are going to be a priority, understanding that women have many priorities and all of them must be acknowledged," Harris told The 19th*'s Errin Haines-Whack.

Facebook goes after Apple

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Facebook is seeking to force a face-off with Apple over its 30% in-app purchase commission fee, which Facebook suggests hurts small businesses struggling to get by during the pandemic.

The big picture: Facebook has never publicly gone after Apple, a key strategic partner, this aggressively. Both companies face antitrust scrutiny, which in Apple's case has centered on the very fee structure Facebook is now attacking.