Schiff says Trump aims to disparage Russian Federation probe

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Tapper was asking Feinstein about revelations this week that former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he was in talks with a London-based professor with Kremlin connections who claimed in April 2016 to have learned that the Russian government had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton in the form of "thousands" of her emails.

Sessions will appear at the House panel November 14. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., then a key Trump supporter and now attorney general, and said he "probably" had told national campaign co-chairman Sam Clovis before leaving and definitely did so on his return.

Page says he had no personal information about Russian election interference.

Page's comments provide the latest confirmed contacts between members of the Trump campaign and Russians during the presidential race.

Page's testimony also revealed that more campaign staff members were aware of his July 2016 trip to Russian Federation than had previously been disclosed, including Jeff Sessions, who is now the attorney general. "It's important to remember that Carter Page and George Papadopoulos were peripheral members of a relatively peripheral advisory committee", he said.

With his Russian Federation ties under scrutiny, Page said in September 2016 that he was taking a leave from the campaign. Hicks is now the White House communications director.

The email appeared to contradict earlier statements by Page, who had said he had only exchanged brief greetings with the senior Russian official, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, after he delivered a speech at a Russian university.


For months, Page has denied meeting with Russian government officials while in Moscow. "So yeah, he probably should come back, and answer the question yet again 'did you know anything about an effort by the Trump campaign to meet with Russia, not just collude with Russia, '" Graham told said on Fox News Sunday. Their conversation, he told investigators, was not about coordination with Russian Federation on the campaign, but largely limited to an exchange of pleasantries.

MR. SCHIFF: Did you write in an email to Tera Dahl and J.D. Gordon, on July 8, "On a related front, I'll send you guys a readout soon regarding some incredible insights and outreach I've received from a few Russian legislators and senior members of the Presidential administration here"?

"Number one, there could be risks that the information is not comprehensive", said Page, under questioning from the panel's top Democrat, Adam Schiff of California.

Page also acknowledged to members of Congress that he has had at least four meetings with the FBI related to the Russian Federation investigation.

According to the court documents, Papadopoulos suggested at a campaign meeting in March 2016 that then-candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet.

In keeping with the Halloween spirit, the poll also found that Americans say that Trump is scarier than ghosts, vampires, witches, mummies, zombies and werewolves - but not scarier than the devil.

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