‘I May Have Met’ Kislyak: MSNBC’s Hayes Grills Fmr Trump Advisor Claiming He Never Met Russian Officials
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes went all in on Carter PageThursday, and the two got into a spirited discussion about whether the former Trump campaign advisor ever spoke with Russian officials despite previously denying it.
President Trump‘s administration continues to downplay any communications they had with Russian officials during the 2016 election, even as new details about their correspondence keeps coming to light. Page previously worked as a foreign policy advisor to Trump, and though he denied speaking with Russian government workers, a new report indicates that he met with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last year at the Republican National Convention.
Kislyak has been a major focus of the news recently, due to revelations that he spoke with Attorney General Jeff Sessions during Trump’s campaign. When Hayes asked Carter about all of this, he sidestepped questions and cited confidentiality agreements as to why he refused to definitively say whether he met Kislyak or not.
“I’m not going to deny that I talked to him,” Page said. “I will say that I never met him anywhere outside of Cleveland. Let’s just say that much.”
Hayes eventually noted that Trump’s team has a pattern of looking suspiciously coy when deflecting questions about Russia during interviews. As Hayes pressed on, Carter eventually responded with “I may have met [Kislyak], possibly; it might have been in Cleveland.”
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