Ex-Trump aide Carter Page cheers Comey firing

Ex-Trump aide Carter Page cheers Comey firing

A former campaign adviser to President Trump on Wednesday praised the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

“Yesterday’s decision to hold Mr. Comey accountable for his well-publicized missteps on July 5, 2016 and October 28, 2016 are likely to be just the tip of the iceberg given the completely fake Russia allegations against myself and others which he vigorously perpetuated in his Congressional testimonies,” Carter Page said in a letter obtained by CNN.

Page, who served as a foreign policy adviser during Trump’s 2016 presidential bid, added that he had never met the president in person.


Page is one of the former Trump aides who have come under scrutiny for potential ties to Russia. Reports emerged last month that Russia attempted to infiltrate Trump’s campaign by using advisers including Page.

Page reportedly could have made contact with Russian intelligence officials. But he's maintained that he did not knowingly meet with any such officials.

The New York Times reported last month that Page’s trip to Moscow last July partially sparked the FBI’s scrutiny of Trump’s campaign and Russia.

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“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to lead the bureau,” Trump wrote in a letter to Comey dated Tuesday.

Comey’s firing sent ripples across Washington, with many questioning the timing of the dismissal.

The former FBI director announced in March that the bureau was investigating alleged coordination between Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 race.