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Watch Carter Page Try and Defend Himself After Release of FISA Warrant

Watch Carter Page Try and Defend Himself After Release of FISA Warrant

Former Trump campaign manager Carter Page appeared on CNN ‘s State of the Union with Jake Tapper on Sunday morning where he attempted to defend himself over the FBI’s FISA Warrant which was released on Saturday afternoon.

Jake Tapper got right to the point, telling Page, “Let’s get to the crux of it Carter… the document accuses you of being ‘an agent of a foreign power.’ were you?”

Page responded: “Jake this is so ridiculous, it’s just beyond words. it’s you are talking about misleading the courts, it’s just so misleading going through those 400+ page documents, where do you even begin. It’s literally a complete joke and it only just continues…”

“Were you ever an agent of a foreign power, did you ever advise the Kremlin or work with the Kremlin on anything?” Tapper asked.

“Look, Jake, I, No, I’ve never been an agent of a foreign power by any stretch of the imagination, I may have back in the G20 when they were getting reading to do that in St. Petersburg, I might have participated in a few meetings that a lot of people including people from the Obama administration sitting on… But I’ve never been anywhere near what’s being described herein,” Page responded.

Jake Tapper: “But you have advised the Kremlin in the past, that was 2013 that G20 meeting I believe?”

Page: “Look, it was, there were experts from around the world talking about energy issues and I was one of countless companies, you know myself, and a lot of academics and business people who were involved in these various discussion sessions but it was nothing.”

Tapper continued to push Page to admit that he advised the Kremlin for which Page said it was “all spin” and that he only “sat in on a few meetings.”

When Tapper pointed out that Page called himself an “informal adviser” to the Kremlin in a 2013 letter, Page attempted to turn the conversation into a blame game aimed squarely at the FBI and Mueller’s Special Counsel.

Here’s the full interview in two parts:

One thing is for certain, the FISA Warrant clearly shows that the FBI did not rely solely on the Steele Dossier to obtain the warrant, in fact, Page’s own statements and various other accounts of events are listed throughout the 412 page document.

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