When Liberal America first reported on President Donald Trump’s somewhat shady ties to Russia back in August, few of us would have believed that things would ever get so bad. Denial after denial has given way to admissions of wrongdoing from key members of the Trump administration.
The story is — according to Trump — fake, and yet Lt. General Michael Flynn (Ret.) was forced to resign. There is nothing to see as far as treasonous collusion with enemy agents is concerned, and yet Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to recuse himself from the investigation. Nobody in Team Trump had anything to do with Russia and yet Special Advisor and pretend-genius Jared Kushner met with Russian officials during the course of the campaign. As did two other senior aides, J.D. Gordon and Carter Page.
The probe into a scandal — that would most certainly lead to Trump’s impeachment if evidence linking him to such treason is found — is ongoing, despite GOP attempts to sideline it. Grand Juries are being formed in order to deal with multiple Trump-Russia conspirators. Indictments are expected.
And some in team Trump are getting nervous.
Take Carter Page for example.
Donald Trump named him as one of his top foreign policy advisors during the 2016 presidential election campaign. And whilst Page did indeed take the job the new line is that he was there in spirit only.
Because according to Page himself, he never even briefed the President.
The distancing seems to make a certain kind of sense.
Because here’s what we know.
Carter Page is the founder and managing partner of Global Energy Capital, a New York investment fund and consulting firm that specializes in the Russian and Central Asian oil and gas business. In 1998 he joined the Eurasia Group, the world’s largest political risk consultancy firm. He left after only a month, ostensibly because his rabidly pro-Russian stance was a bad fit for the Eurasia Group’s central ambitions.
In 2017, Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer was less than diplomatic when it came to his description of Page.
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) April 13, 2017
Page’s love affair with all things Russia seems to have caught the eye of intelligence agencies too. Indeed, they were so concerned that according to The Washington Post, the FBI obtained a court order to monitor his communications.
The Post went on to report that:
“The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case, Russia, according to the officials.”
In other words, one of the President’s top advisors was suspected of being a spy.
Which is why we are now being told that despite the fact that Trump named him as an adviser, he never actually advised the President.
On anything, least of all Russia.
The desperate downplaying of contact is all they’ve got.
“Spent many hours in campaign headquarters on the fifth floor [of Trump Tower] last year.”
Which begs the question doing what? It’s a simple enough question really. During those hours spent as a senior adviser to the then-Republican presidential nominee, what did you do?
What the fuck were you there for then?
It seems he really was just dicking around that whole time. He told the Committee:
” I never briefed’ the now-president.”
Oh, for a follow-up question to that particular strand of BS…
Check out this video for more information on the Carter Page accusation:
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