Carter Page said his goal in working on the Trump campaign was to help Trump improve relations with Russia. Page claimed that he had high-level contacts in Russia and he would be able to set up connections between Trump and senior Russian government officials.

Carter Page had so many contacts with Russians who were known intelligence agents, that US intelligence officials were concerned that he might be a Russian operative. That is why they sought a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant to see what he was up to.