Carter Page: The Dodgy Dossier was a Political Stunt and False

Horowitz: The Memo Farce

Horowitz: The Memo Farce

The four-page memo accuses senior DOJ officials of improperly using information from the so-called Steele dossier - which originated as an opposition research document during the 2016 presidential race - to obtain surveillance warrants on Page.

President Trump's Justice Department has seen the reason to trust that Carter Page, a member of the former campaign was showing that he is a Russian agent, as informed by the renewal. They argue the Federal Bureau of Investigation presented multiple pieces of evidence, beyond the Steele dossier, in their request for a warrant against Page from the secretive FISA court. A controversial Republican intelligence memo released last week highlighted that Page had been targeted.

"First of all, the G-20 summit was in Saint Petersburg that year, and they were bringing together people form around the world, and so a lot of people were from - literally from Australia, U.K., here, everywhere", he said.

Page disputed the dossier, claiming he never met with Russian energy magnate Igor Sechin and was never offered a "19 percent stake" in the oil company to remove sanctions on Russia.

Page said during the ABC News interview on Tuesday that he "never spoke" with Trump "any time in my life".

Russian pilot killed after plane shot down by Syrian rebels
A Syrian militant in the area told The Associated Press that the Russian pilot was shot and killed when he resisted capture. The U.N. says more than 270,000 people have been displaced in Idlib because of the government onslaught since December 15.

The letter, dated August 25, 2013, was sent by Page to an academic press during a dispute over edits to an unpublished manuscript he had submitted for publication, according to an editor who worked with Page.

Page didn't deny any of the facts, but tried to downplay his Russian Federation connections.

Podobnyy, who had diplomatic immunity, fled the country.

Page's extensive Russian contacts again became a focus for investigators in 2016 and a warrant was obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to surveil him. Page says he had subsequent similar meetings, describing them to TIME as "really plain-vanilla stuff".

"I've certainly been in a number of meetings with him and I've learned a tremendous amount from him". And they have been paying attention to him, on and off, ever since. McClatchy reported a year ago that in 2008, the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan sent a cable to the U.S. State Department describing how Page had met with government officials in the country, which was formerly part of the Soviet Union, about possibly working for their oil companies.

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