Trump-Russia: Carter Page Has Been Questioned by the FBI 5 Times, Sans Lawyer


From The Washington Post:

FBI agents have repeatedly questioned former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page about his contacts with Russians and his interactions with the Trump campaign, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Over a series of five meetings in March, totaling about 10 hours of questioning, Page repeatedly denied wrongdoing when asked about allegations that he may have acted as a kind of go-between for Russia and the Trump campaign, according to a person familiar with Page’s account.

The interviews with the FBI are the most extensive known questioning of a potential suspect in the probe of possible Russian connections to associates of President Trump. The questioning of Page came more than a month before the Russian investigation was put under the direction of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

Page confirmed Monday that the interviews occurred, calling them “extensive discussions.” He declined to say if he’s spoken to investigators since the March interviews.

Page said he spoke without a lawyer and wasn’t concerned about the risks because he told the truth.…

This development could mean different things. The least likely is that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and Carter Page was 100% honest with the FBI. There is a much better chance that there was collusion, and Page was either truthful or not about it. If he did tell the truth about collusion, a.k.a. he ‘flipped’, Trump is screwed. If Page lied to the FBI about collusion, he himself is screwed, and it will take longer for the FBI and/or Mueller to put together all the pieces.

Update 7:58pm EDT:

Never. Enter. FBI. Interview. Without. Legal. Counsel. Page had better be clean because 10 hours? Inadvertent errors=multiple felony counts.

— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) June 26, 2017


Update 8:48pm EDT:

BREAKING: Russian state television (RT) appears to have deleted from its website much of its coverage of Carter Page's 2016 trips to Moscow.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) June 26, 2017


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