Trump Campaign Official Carter Page Plans To Plead The Fifth Before US Senate Intelligence Committee In Trump, Russia Probe

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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.carter_page_mem_160707_16x9_992_0Page 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.

 

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.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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