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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trump's Adviser As A Russia Recruit


Yesterday, former Trump adviser Carter Page (to Buzzfeed):
"I didn't want to be a spy," Carter Page told ABC News. "I'm not a spy."
Time passes, information comes uncovered and the story adopts a chameleon look based on the degree of revelation.

Slightly over one month ago Page was here: 
“I have no comment about any meetings or discussions that may or may not have occurred at the off-the-record Global Partners in Diplomacy event in Cleveland as alleged by USA Today. Although people in Washington frequently disregard such confidentiality rules as we have seen throughout recent weeks, these were not the standards and practices I learned while serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy. However, I will reiterate that I never did anything improper in my activities related to Russia, both last year and throughout the quarter century that I have been traveling to that country.”
An explanation crafted with a great deal of care, caution, and seemingly and suspiciously vague.

The saga is nothing shy of intriguing (and revealing). The matter is especially intriguing with consideration of the GOP party leader's comments on the total innocence of contact with Russia, or lack of knowledge. Of course, that is if you believe anything which emanates from Trump's (Pants on Fire) brain and mouth.

On February 16, 2017, a Trump press conference included an answer which has proven to be another case of "Pants on Fire." 

From Paul Manafort to Mike Flynn it seems Trump's words were simply more "Pants on Fire" rhetoric. Trump's comments are unbelievable, even with consideration of his plausible denial disclaimer:  "...not my knowledge." 

PBS published a piece on March 2, 2017, which included a brief recap of matters related to Trump's former adviser Carter Page and Russian officials.
Published on Feb 15, 2017

Carter Page, a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, is among those alleged to have had contact with Russian officials, and was named in an uncorroborated dossier. Page, who manages an energy investment company, joins Judy Woodruff to combat claims of campaign contact with Russian officials, calling recent reports “fake news” and “public relations attacks.”
         

The PBS piece also included an interview with Chris Hayes, MSNBCs ALL IN and Page.
As we often do here on the TPI, we borrow news show "A" Blocks from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show. Yesterday's' "A" Block was customarily a bit long, but totally relevant to any consideration of Carter Page and the business of Russia and US politics.




No matter your political preference as to party, no matter your love of dislike of Trump, and no matter your affinity for Russia (as many are showing these days), Russian interference in our elections and US politics is unacceptable. If you can not see the blazing fire under the cover of profuse smoke from this issue, you are actually enabling a political climate conducive to Russian interference in the sovereignty of our nation.



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