Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page struggled to explain Tuesday how he could be an informal adviser to the Kremlin and also advise an American presidential campaign. "On the one hand, at one point you say you were an adviser to the Kremlin, then you're an adviser to Donald Trump". 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.
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Following the release of the Nunes memo - the namesake of its drafter Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California) - Page has been in the hot seat, forced to defend his alleged relations with Russian Federation. 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.
After a woman asked him why his Wikipedia page claims he'd never talked to Trump, Page replied: "I made a commitment not to talk about the internal work that I did at the campaign".More news: Winter weather could make for slick afternoon commute
White House spokesman Raj Shah told reporters on Monday that the administration would go through the same process it used to decide whether to release the memo authored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.
"I hope they get it", he said.
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Page told the Federal Bureau of Investigation at their June 2013 meeting that the officers might better spend their time investigating the Boston Marathon bombing, which had occurred the previous April, according to a letter Page sent to Democrats on Nunes' committee last May.More news: Colts hire Patriots OC McDaniels as head coach
Page confirmed to ABC News that he is the individual identified as "Male-1" in a 2015 court document submitted in a case involving the Russian spies. Page says he had subsequent similar meetings, describing them to TIME as "really plain-vanilla stuff".
"I just came to see him as a kook", the editor says.
Page was on the FBI's radar long before the 2016 Steele dossier, according to Time.
Page also rejected reports he shared sensitive documents with Russian spies, saying the allegations are "worse than reality".More news: Father Who Attacked Larry Nassar Speaks Out About The Incident
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