EXCLUSIVE: Carter Page: I Told Government That Hillary Hired Steele DURING The Election
Former President Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page said that he reported Hillary Clinton’s role in the anti-Trump dossier to governments during the 2016 election, and he believes that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should not be constrained in the Russia case because he got “poor advice” from the DOJ.
Page said he suspected early on that he was the target of a sting operation involving British intelligence. We now know that British spy Christopher Steele compiled a debunked anti-Trump dossier for Fusion GPS, a firm paid millions by the Clinton campaign.
“I didn’t know for sure before the election, but I knew that the Clinton campaign’s opposition political research were behind the fakeness” of the dossier, Page told Big League Politics in an exclusive interview.
In October 2016, while the election was still going on, Page sent a letter to the inter-governmental Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) — provided to Big League Politics — where he stated: “I have learned from a reliable source that a law firm close to the Clinton campaign has hired a London-based private investigator to investigate my trip to Russia. This approach is closely consistent with past tactics that investigators affiliated with Mrs. Clinton have historically taken toward their targeted victims: ‘Impugn…character and veracity until…destroyed beyond all recognition.'”
The United States government is represented in the OSCE.
As Big League Politics reported, the Hillary Clinton campaign promoted the Christopher Steele dossier DURING the presidential election, using the intermediary of Yahoo reporter Michael Isikoff. The Clinton campaign’s press release on the matter has almost completely disappeared from the Internet, but we found its preserved contents — proving that Clinton used the Steele dossier to influence the election.
Page thinks Sessions can still be involved with the Russia case if he figures out how to dis-recuse himself.
“It’s a little bit more difficult to do an un–recusal there at Justice, but any unbiased and logical review of potential conflicts makes it clear that there’s no reason that he should be constrained,” Page told Big League Politics in an exclusive interview.
“I think he is a good man, and it’s a shame that he was given poor advice by people at DOJ. Showing a similar history, bear in mind how Chairman Nunes was falsely accused of having conflicts of interest. But he patiently fought back and has been able to do great things,” Page told BLP.