Carter Page appeared before the House Intelligence Committee and his responses provided very little clarity about the infamous Steele Russian dossier. Just who is Page? According to Donald Trump, Page was one of the individuals who advised him on foreign policy during the 2016 presidential campaign. From the outside looking in, Page does not seem to carry much weight in the Trump campaign. For the most part, he seems mostly ignored. So why is his testimony important? Maybe he is seen as a gateway to get at the President.
As Written By Chuck Ross for the Daily Caller:
Some of what former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page disclosed in testimony to the House Intelligence Committee last week matches up loosely with allegations made in the infamous Steele dossier, according to a transcript of his interview released on Monday.
In particular, Page’s statements about a trip he made to Moscow in July 2016 included details that are laid out in the dirty document, which was financed by the Clinton campaign and DNC and authored by former British spy Christopher Steele.
In his closed-door interview last Thursday, Page vehemently denied the most serious allegations made against him in the dossier, such as that he was the Trump campaign liaison to the Kremlin for the alleged collusion scheme.
But Steele’s document did nail down something that Page revealed for the first time in his House testimony — that he met with an official with oil giant Rosneft during his trip to Moscow and that the topic of U.S. sanctions came up.
Many analysts familiar with Russian tactics have said that they view the dossier as a mixture of truth and fiction. It could also be the case that Steele’s Russian sources and sub-sources (who he allegedly paid) planted disinformation that ……
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