Carter Page, former Trump campaign adviser, is asking House lawmakers to allow him to testify in open session in an effort to publicly present his side of the story in the probe of Russia's meddling in the presidential race, Fox News reported.
Page has maintained his innocence and insisted the Obama administration put him under "illegitimate" surveillance.
He made his request in a 23-page letter to House Intelligence Committee members, Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Michael Conaway, R-Texas.
In the letter, he claimed he has "never done anything wrong in Russia."
And he added: "Although I understand that my forthcoming testimony might be held behind closed doors, I would request that some form of live public access may be allowed."
He slammed associates of Hillary Clinton's campaign for lying about him.
"I understand that this continued inquiry stems from complete false allegations by transnational associates of the Clinton campaign who interfered with our democracy.
"I have no personal information that the Russian government or anyone associated with it played any role in the 2016 U.S. election."
Fox News' Pamela Browne noted: "Page has been a sought-after witness in the various Washington probes pertaining to Russian meddling in the campaign. Page also claimed he was put under inappropriate surveillance under the Obama administration."
Page said he and the House committee have tentatively agreed to meet on June 6, according to The Daily Caller.
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