Panicked Trump team tried to muzzle Carter Page
Donald’s Russiagate woes are not going away. SAD!
Just a month before the crazy-talking former reality show host was administered the oath of office, Trump’s handlers didn’t want Carter Page, who now appears to be a bona-fide Putin spy, saying that he was an advisor to the then-presidential candidate, according to Alberto Luperon at LawNewz.com:
Donald Trump‘s representatives are giving width berth to would-be ally Carter Page.
A December 2016 letter reported by Fox News on Saturday shows presidential transition team lawyer Donald McGahn setting very clear terms–Page must stop calling himself an advisor. The Daily Caller first reported on this letter, though not the contents, in March.
You were merely one of the many people named to a foreign policy advisory committee in March of 2016 — a committee that met one time. You never met Mr. Trump, nor did you ever ‘advise’ Mr. Trump about anything. You are thus not an ‘advisor’ to Mr. Trump in any sense of the word.
It’s worth keeping in mind that “never met” does not exclude “had many lengthy phone conversations with”.
By calling himself an aide, Page, who officially worked in an unpaid position as foreign advisor until September, isn’t doing any favors to a presidential team struggling with low approval ratings. The Washington Post broke that news that the FBI wiretapped him. Feds said they had evidence he was acting as a Russian agent.
In any case, Page visited Moscow in July, to make a speech that criticized U.S. foreign policy. He returned in December, visiting a Russian oil company exec in Moscow.
That’s definitely a case of bad optics because FBI Director James Comey told the House Intelligence committee in March that his agency has been investigating the Trump team’s links to Russia for months. U.S. government officials have said since October that Moscow interfered with the election, and reports later confirmed that the goal was to help Trump. Now, the controversy is whether the president or his campaign team colluded with these efforts. The president and his people deny this.