Carter Page Tells Tapper He Mentioned Russia Trip to Sessions and ‘A Few People’


Yesterday news came out that former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had testified he told Jeff Sessions about a Russia trip he was making during the election last year. Sessions is being scrutinized again as a result. Per ABC News:

In light of new court documents unsealed in the special counsel’s investigation, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and other top Democrats are pushing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explain his testimony to Congress about his knowledge of Trump campaign contacts with Russian officials…

“I don’t think he told me the truth,” Franken said. “I think that on different occasions he either has a terrible memory or he is deliberately not telling me the truth.”

Today CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Page about his testimony.

Page told Tapper “that mention… was a brief comment as we were walking towards the elevator” after dinner, calling it “such a nothing event.”

Tapper asked, “Is he the only one on the campaign who knew about the trip?”

Page said, “I mentioned it to a few people.”

Tapper asked him who else he mentioned it to. Page said, “I’ve already had so much of a negative impact, given these false allegations, I’d like to minimize bringing more people into it.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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