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Carter Page Confirmed Meetings With Russian Officials

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Friday, 03 November 2017 10:13 PM

Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page told House Intelligence Committee lawmakers that he met Russian government officials during a July 2016 trip to Moscow, The New York Times reported.

Shortly after the trip, Page sent an email to at least one Trump campaign aide describing insights he had after conversations with government officials, legislators and business executives, an unnamed source told the Times — adding that the email was read aloud during Page's closed-door testimony on Thursday.

Page confirmed the meetings — though he downplayed their significance — and the email he had written to the campaign afterward, the Times reported.

"I had a very brief hello to a couple of people. That was it," he told the Times, adding one of the people he met was a "senior person."

According to the Times, Page acknowledged his meeting with Russian government officials during questioning by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and during another part of the testimony, was questioned about a trip to Budapest.

Page was questioned by the FBI earlier this year and appeared before the grand jury as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election, the Times noted.

The House Intelligence Committee is one of three congressional investigations that are also examining these issues.

Page left the Trump campaign not long after his trip to Russia, the Times noted.

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