He also asked for the release of unredacted versions of all text messages about the probe sent and received by multiple officials, including former FBI Director James Comey and deputy director Andrew McCabe, the White House said in a statement.
The officials told Fox News that the declassification process for those documents has already begun.
US President Donald Trump has ordered "immediate declassification" of materials related to the surveillance of his campaign aide Carter Page, as well all text messages related to the Russian Federation investigation. In addition, Trump ordered the declassification of FBI documents detailing information provided by Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, who has become a frequent target of the president's Twitter attacks, in which he calls for Ohr to be fired and brands the investigation a politically biased "witch hunt".More news: Yes, the FBI Actually Has Investigated Allegations Like Christine Blasey Ford’s Before
Additionally, the US President urged the release of text messages, sent or received by ex-FBI director James Comey, whom Trump fired a year ago.
The President on Monday directed the DOJ and the ODNI to initiate the "immediate declassification" of selective portions of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act application on former Trump foreign policy campaign aide Carter Page, as well as "all Federal Bureau of Investigation reports of interviews" prepared in connection with the FISA applications, which are normally closely guarded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"The Privacy Act is a big hurdle here unless Congress takes control of the materials and tries to release them themselves", Banks said.
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) said his testimony confirmed many of his fears of bias and FISA process abuse.More news: Britain, EU clash over who should make next move on Brexit
Ohr, a senior justice department official who specialises in investigating organised crime, has come under attack from Trump and Republicans because his wife has worked for Fusion GPS, a private intelligence firm that was involved in the production of a notorious "dossier" of allegations linking Trump to Russian Federation.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Trump's decision in a written statement, saying the president had directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Justice Department to declassify the documents "at the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency". "We're on the verge of having the president do more declassification".
Warrants to monitor the communications of a suspected agent of a foreign power are a common tool in counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations, but they're applied for before a secret court.
"Americans deserve the truth about these egregious actions by government officials", Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives tweeted late Monday. The warrants released to the public were previously heavily redacted.More news: Hazard asked to be left out of PAOK clash
Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said in a statement Monday.