Politics Carter Page refuses to testify before Senate Intel: report

02:20  11 october  2017
02:20  11 october  2017 Source:   The Hill

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Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page is refusing to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in its investigation into Russian interference in the election, Politico reported Tuesday.

During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week, Coats and Rogers repeatedly refused to answer lawmakers' questions about their conversations with Trump in .@HardballChris just reported on @MSNBC that DNI Coats will testify *tomorrow* in a closed session to the Senate Intel Committee.

Carter Page refuses to testify before Senate Intel: report © Provided by The Hill Carter Page refuses to testify before Senate Intel: report Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page is refusing to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in its investigation into Russian interference in the election, Politico reported Tuesday.

Page reportedly told the committee Tuesday that he won't cooperate with the lawmakers in their probe and plans on pleading the Fifth Amendment if he does make an appearance.

Page did not immediately return a request for comment from Politico. The committee declined to comment.

It's unknown if the committee has formally requested that Page testify in the investigation.

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Carter Page Says He’s Still Cooperating With Senate Intel Committee — But There’s A Catch. Despite reiterating his offer to testify before the committee, Page asserts that its request for documents about his meetings with Russians and Trump campaign officials is “illogical,” “groundless

Page said that “I’m so excited” to testify before the Senate Intel Committee. Thanks for reading Palmer Report . Check out this great content: Keep up to date with the latest Palmer Report articles via email.

Page came under scrutiny over reports he improperly communicated with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. He has repeatedly denied the allegations.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has interviewed other key Trump figures in its investigation into Russian meddling in the election, including President Trump's son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner and his son Donald Trump Jr.

The FBI reportedly questioned Page multiple times in March as part of the Justice Department's own investigation into Russia's election interference.


White House Tries To Dial Back Trump's Call For Senate To Investigate Media .
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that she doesn’t think President Donald Trump necessarily wants to see the Senate Intelligence Committee investigate American media outlets, despite Trump tweets to the contrary.On Thursday morning Trump lashed out on Twitter at the media and the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, asking why the committee isn’t looking into “Fake News Networks in OUR country.

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