Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Tuesday did an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos in which he admitted to handing documents to a Russian spy - but defended himself by saying it wasn't as bad as it looks.
Page, a key figure in the released Friday that Trump allies claim shows Federal Bureau of Investigation bias against the president, bragged about his Kremlin connections in an August 13, 2013, letter to an academic publication about a manuscript he had submitted, according to Time. McClatchy reported a year ago that in 2008, the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan sent a cable to the U.S. State Department describing how Page had met with government officials in the country, which was formerly part of the Soviet Union, about possibly working for their oil companies.
The surveillance of Page, and the evidence the feds used to obtain a warrant for it, is at the heart of a Republican-authored memo that President Trump has latched onto as proof of the FBI's bias against him.
The video clip tweeted by Scott Dworkin, an MSNBC contributor and founder of the anti-Trump Democratic Coalition, surfaced after Page said during an interview Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America" that he has never had any communication with Trump.
The letter, dated August 25, 2013, was sent by Page to an academic press during a dispute over edits to an unpublished manuscript he had submitted for publication, according to an editor who worked with Page. I also promised him a lot ... The committee voted Monday to release the rebuttal, which is now awaiting White House approval. Court documents show Page describing the Yahoo News article as "a highly misleading article filled with false allegations".
"I was a witness to a case they were doing".
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"There was a lot of people advising", Page replied.
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Mr. Carter Page is a former banker in the investment company based in Moscow, who founded his own investment firm later in NY.
The New York Times reporters and The New York Times Company seek to disclose those orders to facilitate the ongoing public debate over the propriety of the surveillance orders and the related investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
"I just came to see him as a kook", the editor says. "For now, his enthusiasm works for me", the recruiter says of Page.