here we go again, fucking nitpicking

Senate enquiry calls on former Trump adviser Carter Page
Julie Pace, AP, Mar 6 2017

WASHINGTON — A former foreign policy adviser to Pres Trump’s campaign says he has been contacted by the Senate intelligence Committee about its investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. In response to the committee, Carter Page said he will “provide any information” that may be of assistance to the committee. Page said in a letter addressed to Sens Burr and Warner, the committee chairman and the vice chairman:

I will do everything in my power to reasonably ensure that all information concerning my activities related to Russia last year is preserved.

The Senate panel will review Russia’s interference in the presidential race, which intelligence agencies have concluded was carried out on Trump’s behalf, and potential links between Russia and Trump’s campaign advisers and associates. The critturs have asked about a dozen individuals and organizations, including the White House, to preserve relevant materials.

In February, Carter Page told Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour that he had “no meetings” with Russian officials last year. But on Thursday, in an apparent contradiction, Page told Chris Hayes of MSNBC that he did not deny meeting with the ambassador last summer in Cleveland. Page, who briefly served as a foreign policy adviser to Trump’s campaign, also met Ambassador Sergei Kislyak during a July event on the sidelines of the RNC. Trump’s team has tried to distance the president from Page, saying he never had significant contact with him. In his letter to the Senate committee, Page blamed Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign for spreading false information about his connections to Russia.

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