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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page privately testified Thursday that he mentioned to Jeff Sessions he was traveling to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign -- as new questions emerge about the attorney general's comments to Congress about Russia and the Trump campaign. During more than six hours of closed-door testimony, Page said that he informed Sessions about his coming July 2016 trip to Russia, which Page told CNN was unconnected to his campaign role. Page described the conversation to CNN after he finished talking to the House intelligence committee. Sessions' discussion with Page will fuel further scrutiny about what the attorney general knew about connections between the Trump campaign and Russia -- and communications about Russia that he did not disclose despite a persistent line of questioning in three separate hearings this year.

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Rep. Mike Conaway, the Texas Republican who is leading the House intelligence committees Russia probe, confirmed to CNN that Page told the committee he had informed Sessions about his trip, though Conaway downplayed its significance. "I don't make anything sinister out of it. He said Sessions did not react or comment one way or the other," Conaway said in an interview. "If I were Sessions, I wouldn't have recalled it either. It was just in passing. He was walking out of the room. A guy he had never met before, grabs him, 'Hey, I'm out on the team. I changed my travel plans to go to Russia.'" Page told CNN after the interview that he informed Sessions about the trip during a group dinner in Washington, and that he mentioned it in passing.

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Well, this pretty much confirms that this nation's highest law enforcement official is a serial perjurer unfit for the office and responsibility he currently holds. And based on the Congressman's comments after Page's admission, the Republicans will continue to view each piece of mounting evidence independently while maintaining each one doesn't prove the picture they making when put all together.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-11-02 07:45 PM | Reply

"Page said that he informed Sessions about his coming July 2016 trip to Russia, which Page told CNN was unconnected to his campaign role."

"Page told CNN after the interview that he informed Sessions about the trip during a group dinner in Washington, and that he mentioned it in passing."

If these excerpts are correct, then sorry Tony, this doesn't add up to evidence of perjury for Sessions no matter how much you hope it to be so.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-02 07:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Of course, Sessions never heard of a Carter Page. Just some guy he never met before. Probably an unpaid coffee boy or a janitor babbling something about going to Russia to get some dirt or something. No way he could remember something like that.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-02 08:01 PM | Reply

RoC is going for the "senile" defense.

He's probably got a strong hand there.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-02 08:06 PM | Reply

What about "unconnected to his campaign role" or "in passing" is difficult to understand?

I am talking about admissible evidence here, nothing in this article even remotely implicates Sessions as perjuring himself.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-02 08:20 PM | Reply

"What about "unconnected to his campaign role" or "in passing" is difficult to understand?"

It's understandable.
It's just not beievable.

People on your side of the aisle choose not to believe in global warming and institutional racism, are you saying I'm acting like that?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-02 09:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It was just in passing. He was walking out of the room. A guy he had never met before, grabs him, 'Hey, I'm out on the team. I changed my travel plans to go to Russia.'

ummm, if he doesn't know you, and it was not for the campaign, why would you bother telling him?

Christ simple logic eludes these people.

Since this is being admitted prepare for full documentation of way more than this.

#7 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-11-02 09:41 PM | Reply

#7 TH nails the stupidity of the story. Wouldn't someone you hardly knew making such a statement catch your attention? Wouldn't you say, "Wait, what? Who are you again, and what are you talking about?" I mean it's not like Page said in passing while walking out the door, "I've had a change of plans, and I'm off to Starbucks now for a nonfat iced chai latte, vendi."

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-02 09:48 PM | Reply

"Completely unrelated to my limited volunteer role with the campaign and as I've done dozens of times throughout my life..."

Jesus NOONE apparently worked on Trump's campaign

Oh wait

Trump 2016 presidential campaign
Page was one of five people named by Donald Trump as his foreign policy advisors when he responded to a question in a March 2016 interview with the editors of The Washington Post.[25]

en.wikipedia.org

TRUMP: Well, I hadn't thought of doing it, but if you want I can give you some of the names ... Walid Phares, who you probably know, PhD, adviser to the House of Representatives caucus, and counter-terrorism expert; Carter Page, PhD; George Papadopoulos, he's an energy and oil consultant, excellent guy; the Honorable Joe Schmitz, [former] inspector general at the Department of Defense; [retired] Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg; and I have quite a few more. But that's a group of some of the people that we are dealing with. We have many other people in different aspects of what we do, but that's a representative group.

www.washingtonpost.com

AND

Jeff Sessions

2016 presidential election

Sessions was an early supporter of the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, and was a major policy adviser to the Trump campaign, especially in regard to immigration and national security

sooo the early supporter and advisor on National Security never met the members of the Trump's foreign policy advisor board. SOOOO either incompetent or liars.

#9 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-11-02 09:51 PM | Reply

It could explain why Sessions recused himself.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-02 10:09 PM | Reply

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It could explain why Sessions recused himself.
#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism

AND why he lied about it.

#11 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-11-02 10:12 PM | Reply

One guy's take:

Richard W. Painter‏ @RWPUSA

The fix is in. They set up Sessions to take the fall. After he is gone, a new acting AG fires Mueller.
6:54 PM - 2 Nov 2017

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-02 10:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I never trusted Jeff Sessions" - Trump, tomorrow

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-02 10:18 PM | Reply

"Jeff Sessions was a low level volunteer that I had no interactions with. A coffee boy really." - Trumplestiltskin.

#14 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-03 07:46 AM | Reply

#12 Donny Dealmaker better get an ironclad deal from Paul Ryan to not be impeached. I believe that once the GOP gets their tax cut they will impeach Orangeglow fast.

#15 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-03 07:48 AM | Reply

It could explain why Sessions recused himself.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Perjury is a crime.

So it may also explain why he will have to resign.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-03 06:28 PM | Reply

So we have emails to Jr and GP confirming they had contact with Russia about dirt on Hillary. Manafort, Jr and Kushner attended a meeting with them. GP had multiple meetings with Russia and informed the campaign in person at a meeting where Sessions and Trump were both at of those connections and efforts he was taking. GP continued to be encouraged by Clovis in those efforts over several months Page's trip is confirmed and he even emailed a report on the trip to the campaign after it was over.

Page, Sessions, Clovis, Kushner, Jr and Trump will all be indicted if they haven't been already. And let me not forget Flynn.

#17 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-11-04 12:00 PM | Reply

Page, Sessions, Clovis, Kushner, Jr and Trump will all be indicted if they haven't been already.
On what charge(es), do you think?

#18 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-11-04 12:14 PM | Reply

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