If Carter Page, President Donald Trump‘s “informal” campaign advisor wanted to clear the air after the bombshell story that federal officials obtained a FISA warrant to monitor his communications, he didn’t do a very good job.
During an interview with Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopolous on Thursday, Page dodged questions regarding pretty much everything including whether he’s convinced the FBI that he is not actually a Russian agent. However, he did say he is confident that no one from the campaign (including himself) will be convicted of a crime down the road.
Earlier this week, The Washington Post broke news that the FBI obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance warrant to monitor the communications of Page as part of a larger investigation into possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.
To start things off during the interview, Page refused to answer repeated questions about who brought him in to work at the Trump Campaign.
“I don’t want to have people’s lives disrupted if I told you a name there would be dozens of calls to that individual in minutes,” Page said. Page said he was an “informal” member of a committee that was put together to look at foreign policy issues.
Stephanopolous pointed out that in order to get a wiretap on Page, the FBI had to have probable cause that there was “strong” evidence that he was acting as a Russian agent. He was then asked if he had convinced the FBI that he is not a Russian agent.
“You know I don’t talk about ongoing investigations. I will say that in terms of probable cause there has been a ton of false evidence that’s been out there primarily in the public realm. We shall see,” Page said. Page also insinuated that the FBI was relying on false evidence that could have been submitted to the FISA court in order to obtain a warrant, including that infamous Trump dossier.
Page also at first denied discussing easing sanctions with Russia with any foreign officials — but added that “we will see what comes out in this FISA transcript.” Then he added that he can’t recall everything he said.
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