A man named Carter Page caught FBI investigators’ attention in 2013 when they discovered that a Russian spy was trying to recruit him. There was already speculation that the Russians were meddling with the U.S. elections, and even before then candidate, Donald Trump even seriously thought about running in 2016.
Fast forward to July 2016 and the damn Trump Campaign. The American businessman became a foreign policy adviser and even went as far as giving a Russia-friendly speech that catapulted the FBI to stay a bit closer to his tail.
Although it is still unclear what about Mr. Page’s visit to Russia drew the FBIs interest, the bureau confirmed that more evidence came to light as they went about the investigation. These pieces of evidence include intercepts of Russian officials while they were discussing Page and other Trump campaign officials.
In an attempt to cover their tracks (no doubt!), the former Trump campaign officials said that Page and Trump never even met and it is impossible that Page is working as a bridge for the Russian spies.
They were covering him so much almost to the vanishing point, saying that his role in the Trump campaign was minimal. No one read the papers he wrote on energy, and they even emphasized that Page had no ID badge, desk, or an email address from the campaign. Yeah, right. As if that’s proof enough.
Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Trump, said:
“If the Russians were attempting to collude with him, they were attempting to collude with someone who had no influence on the Trump campaign. I think he’s a self-promoter — not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
Here’s what Page has to say:
“The half year I spent on the Trump campaign meant more to me than the five years I spent in the Navy.”
He also denies that there is, or ever was a possibility that he was recruited to spy for Russia, not even the 2013 encounter with a Russian spy.
“Zero risk then or ever in my life.”
He also added,
“I’m very encouraged that all of the lies that have been a drag on this administration are finally coming out into the open.”
Last Thursday, Page appeared on Good Morning America he was questioned by George Stephanopoulos. He was feisty but upbeat, and denied any impropriety, dismissing it all as “a ton of false evidence.”
“These same lies keep swirling around, having a really negative impact on U.S.-Russian relations.”
So, are these lies giving the U.S.-Russia relations a negative impact, or is there something fishy going on inside Trump’s administration?
I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the latter.
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