Ex-Trump aide Carter Page says he'll testify for House Russia probe

Ex-Trump aide Carter Page says he'll testify for House Russia probe

Carter Page, a former adviser to President Trump's campaign, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee in early June, he told ABC News on Wednesday.

Page, who advised Trump on foreign policy, said he also obtained legal counsel.
 
Page has been the target of lawmakers investigating possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russia during the presidential election. An intel dossier alleged that Page met with Russian officials while working for the Trump campaign, discussing the country's interference in the 2016 U.S. election and sanctions against Russia.
 
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Page said allegations of Russia interfering in the election are false conspiracy theories in a letter dated May 23 to House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe strange case of 'Dr. Trump' and 'Mr. Tweet' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump faces backlash for comparing impeachment to 'lynching' House Republican: Schiff 'should not be leading this whole inquiry' MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. Michael Conaway (R-Texas), who is leading the panel's Russia probe.
 
Former CIA Director John Brennan testified Tuesday that Russia "brazenly interfered" in the election, a statement Carter disputed.
 
“The vast majority of the open session testimony by Mr. Brennan and other Clinton/Obama regime appointees who have recently appeared before your committee loyally presented one biased viewpoint and base of experience.” Page wrote in the letter. “When I have my turn next month, I look forward to adding some accurate insights regarding what has really been happening in Russia over recent years, including 2016.”
 
Page has disputed the allegations made against him, telling CNN's Chris Cuomo in April that he was "the victim of one of the most horrendous civil rights violations in recent U.S. election history."
 
The FBI also reportedly obtained a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to observe Page's communications, but Page has declined to outright say that he did not discuss easing sanctions against Russia with Russian officials.