Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr. Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told CNN Tuesday that there were "sound reasons" for judges to issue a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant on former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page.

Why it matters: Burr's comments, which come after the Justice Department released redacted documents relating to surveillance of Page, put him at odds — again —with House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who led the charge on the controversial memo outlining FISA abuses earlier this year. Nunes and Burr, both Republicans, have consistently been on opposing sides when discussing how to handle Russian election interference.

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