‘You Refuse to Answer Questions’: CNN’s Jake Tapper Faces Off With a Defiant Carter Page


CNN’s Jake Tapper faced off with former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page following the report that the FBI obtained a FISA warrant to monitor Page’s communications.

Tapper spoke with Page about that and the recent report that back in 2013 he met with a Russian spy.

Page said the idea that he was acting as a foreign agent is “just a joke that it’s beyond words.”

Tapper asked him, “Do you have any idea what might have been in the filing last year that convinced a judge to approve surveillance on you by the FBI?”

Page said he wouldn’t jump to any conclusions and when Tapper asked if he talked to the FBI, told him, “I have nothing to say about any ongoing investigations that may or may not be going on.”

Tapper pointed out that he had previously said that the FBI hadn’t contacted him, also confronting him about how he “owe[s] it to the American people” and himself to be more forthcoming with his answers.

Tapper pressed him on who it was who brought him onto the Trump campaign in the first place, but Page wouldn’t say. Tapper responded, “I know you want to get out all this information, but then you refuse to answer questions.”

He also questioned Page about people he met in Russia, the nature of the conversations he had, and whether he spoke with anyone about the election or the campaign, recalling the answers Page gave to Anderson Cooper weeks ago.

You can watch the full interview above, via CNN.

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