President Donald Trump’s campaign adviser Carter Page tells Big League Politics in an exclusive interview that the Hillary Clinton campaign’s use of Russian disinformation “definitely had a negative influence on the last election.”
“Yes, I believe it definitely had a negative influence on the last election,” Page told Big League Politics. “However, I am very appreciative of the diligent work that the senior leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee have bravely done to restore justice in our country after the preceding crimes.”
“As the truth continues to come out, I believe that voters will be better informed in 2018 and 2020 now that forces in Washington are no longer illegally influencing America’s democratic processes as we unfortunately saw in 2016.”
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein announced at a press conference Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller indicted thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian companies for allegedly interfering in the election by creating mostly pro-Trump fictitious social media accounts, but the defendants also staged multiple anti-Trump rallies.
Page was the target of a FISA warrant obtained through nefarious means by anti-Trump conspirators supporting Hillary Clinton.
As Big League Politics reported, the Clinton campaign issued a press release on September 24, 2016 promoting information from the Christopher Steele dossier.
That press release has almost completely been scrubbed from the Internet, but is preserved in at least one tweet and in an Internet archive sponsored by The American Presidency Project.
The Clinton campaign, which funded the debunked dossier in an effort to obtain a FISA warrant to surveil Trump Tower, actively promoted a “Bombshell Report About Trump Aide’s Chilling Ties To Kremlin.” The Trump aide with the purported Kremlin ties was Carter Page. The “bombshell report” was a Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff headlined “U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin.”
Rep. Devin Nunes’ intelligence memo makes clear that Isikoff’s article, which was promoted by the Clinton campaign, used Christopher Steele as its source and was used to help obtain the FISA warrant. The FISA warrant application falsely states that Steele did not leak information to Yahoo News.
“We’ve never seen anything like this in American politics,” Hillary for America says in its statement, which called the information in Isikoff’s article “chilling.”
Clinton adviser Adam Parkhomenko tweeted out the statement.
An FBI informant with first hand experience in the Uranium One deal testified to congress that Moscow paid millions of dollars to a U.S. lobbying firm in order to influence then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by helping Bill Clinton’s charities during the Obama administration.
The informant, Douglas Campbell, gave a ten-page statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Intelligence Committee, and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as being interviewed for several hours by committee staff.
According to Fox News, in the statement, Campbell stated that Russian executives told him that they were hiring APCO Worldwide in order to influence Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration.
In the statement, Campbell said that “the contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months,” and that “APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the US-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.”
Subsequently, APCO did end up taking up client work on behalf of the Clinton Global Initiative from 2008-2016. APCO claims that those projects were “totally separate and unconnected in any way” to Uranium One.
Uranium One is a Canadian mining company whose sale to a Russian firm was approved in 2010. The sale, which had to be approved by the U.S. government, gave Russians control of a part of the U.S. uranium supply. The negotiation tactics from the Russians began to come under fire after FBI gained evidence that Russian operatives used bribes, kickbacks, and other dirty tactics to expand Russia’s atomic energy footprint in the U.S.
The testimony of Douglas Campbell has provided some of the most damning evidence proving corruption in the negotiations.