Carter Page says he's never met Trump

Adjust Comment Print

But questioned about reports he gave documents to a Russian charged with espionage, Page dismissed it as spin.

Page noted that the next several hours after the memo's Friday release consisted of a concerted "attack on Chairman Nunes and the committee" while some people sought to "come up with any new information to discredit me" while Special Counsel Robert Mueller conducts his investigation into Russia's USA 2016 presidential election interference.

Page said he never met Sechen, and said the "19 percent stake" in the company he was reportedly offered would've added up to a ridiculous amount of money for a man in his position.

"First of all, the G-20 summit was in Saint Petersburg that year, and they were bringing together people form around the world, and so a lot of people were from - literally from Australia, U.K., here, everywhere", he said.

"The math on that... the 19 percent had a market value of about 11 billion dollars, so if you think I am going to get paid off some way... that seems like a pretty... pretty hefty sum", Page commented.

"There was a lot of people advising".

Page told Fox News Monday night that the letter was "totally taken out of context".

Marking 100 years since (some) women won the vote
In Pakistan, the 1956 constitution included "the principle of complete suffrage for designated women's seats in government". French women were not enfranchised until the end of the Second World War, voting for the first time in 1945.

House Republicans are facing some backlash after releasing a controversial memo that purports to show the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department abused their authority by placing Trump campaign adviser Carter Page under surveillance in 2016 over his ties to Russian Federation.

But that theory doesn't square with the facts.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Sterling, Va., Feb. 2, 2018. He told ABC News he was reminded of a letter he sent to then-FBI Director James Comey in September 2016, after news reports began raising questions about his travels to Russian Federation. Republicans who have been pushing the narrative of anti-Trump bias have had a hard time explaining the disconnect between history and their conspiracy theory.

As it turns out, investigators found that the diplomat had been trying to recruit Page as a spy.

Stephanopoulos countered that wiretapping warrants require probable cause, and that Page "had been on the FBI's radar for working for Russian Federation for several years".

In many respects, as Stephanopoulos noted, Page appears to be a prototypical candidate for surveillance under the FISA law. "On the one hand, at one point you say you were an adviser to the Kremlin, then you're an adviser to Donald Trump".

Comments