Carter Page met with Russian official during 2016 trip to Moscow

Sam Clovis

Page said the trips were "completely unrelated to my limited volunteer role with the campaign and as I've done dozens of times throughout my life".

Although Page said his comment to Sessions was only in passing and the trip was unrelated to the campaign, he statements call into question Sessions' testimony to Congress regarding the Trump campaign and any potential ties between it and Russian Federation.

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its probe of Moscow's meddling in last year's election, special counsel Robert Mueller announced Monday. In that capacity, he oversaw foreign policy George Papadopoulos adviser and encouraged him to meet with Russian contacts. If Sessions were pushed out, it would give Trump the chance to appoint a new attorney general - who would have the authority to fire Mueller and take over the Russian Federation probe.

In his interview with Tapper, Page also confirmed that before going on the trip he mentioned his plans to travel to Russian Federation to then-Sen. "I am deeply troubled that this newest revelation strongly suggests that the Senate ― and the American public ― can not trust your word".

According to a document describing charges against the adviser, Papadopoulos attended a "national security meeting" in DC with then-candidate Trump and other foreign policy advisers, on March 31 2016.

Last month he reiterated he did not know of any Trump campaign official having contact with Russian officials - a claim Senate Democrats are pushing back on. "He was not aware of any continuous exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for Russian government as Sen".




"He needs to clarify his testimony before our committee", Judiciary Committee member Sen.

Sessions has been dogged over his testimony before Congress about interactions with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"It might be worth writing a letter and saying 'What happened?' I wouldn't mind writing a letter, because he was pretty definitive he never had that discussion about Russia", Graham of SC said in an interview.

On Friday, he told The Times that "I had a very brief hello to a couple of people".

While Democrats made clear that the Papadopoulos revelations raise new questions about whether Sessions told the truth to Congress, there was little indication they'd pursue the politically and legally uncertain possibility that the nation's top law enforcement official could be prosecuted for perjury.

A source at the Department of Justice confirmed to HuffPost that Sessions spoke out against the idea.

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