Did you read the NYT article by the public editor?
‘ That is a bold exaggeration, but it is made more possible by a shortage of clear and complete information on The Times’s part.’
My focus was on the June/July FISA requests and I also linked the Guardian which backs up the HeatSt report. A federal judge DENIED two warrants sought by the Obama administration and both reports indicate that they targeted Trump’s associates.
There is credible evidence that a FISA warrant was issued in October, unless you believe the reporting by BBC , McClatchy, and HeatSt all to be incorrect.