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Carter Page Apparently Tried to Get Involved in Senate Staffer’s Case, and the Judge Didn’t Care in the Slightest


Former Foreign Policy Adviser To Trump Carter Page Testifies To House Intel Committee

The sentencing hearing for a Senate Intelligence staffer James Wolfe, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, took place on Thursday — and apparently former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page wanted to pitch in his two cents. Wolfe was sentenced to two months in prison after admitting that he had lied to investigators about his contacts with members of the press. A court filing said that Wolfe had discussed classified information regarding a FISA warrant application–supposedly the one used to monitor Page.

According to the Wall Street Journal‘s Byron Tau, Page submitted a document to the court regarding Wolfe’s sentence, but Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson didn’t seem to be impressed.

The judge apparently didn’t think the document was of any significance, and would therefore “have no bearing on the court’s sentencing determination.”

This was supported by reporting from BuzzFeed News’ Zoe Tillman, who said that the judge did not refer to Page by name (only using the moniker “MALE-1”), but that reports appear to support that the document did come from Page.

Tillman added that the judge announced that the letter from MALE-1 would be made public after Wolfe’s hearing. Sentencing guidelines called for 0-6 months in prison, and federal prosecutors unsuccessfully pushed for an upward departure to sentence him to two years. Wolfe hoped to avoid prison altogether. In a statement to the court, Wolfe said he lied to the FBI “to protect my wife, my sons, and selfishly I lied about those to protect myself and my job.”

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