U.S. intel investigating Trump adviser’s ties to Putin
Carter Page is believed to have ties to Russians close to Vladimir Putin…
…including a Kremlin official believed to be involved in Russian attempts to influence U.S. elections, Michael Isikoff reported Friday for Yahoo News.
The report is based intelligence and congressional sources, who had knowledge of the intelligence officials’ briefings with lawmakers. An unnamed U.S. intelligence source did not dispute the assertion that Page’s communications with the Russian figures were being investigated when asked about it by Yahoo News.
“It’s on our radar screen,” the official told Yahoo News. “It’s being looked at.”
Intelligence officials are looking into whether Page has engaged in private communications with top Kremlin figures, the Yahoo News report said, which could be seen as an attempt to undermine the U.S.’s official posture towards Russia. Page is known for advocating for the lifting of U.S. sanctions on Russia, which years ago attracted attention from officials in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Yahoo News said.