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Politics Carter Page refuses to testify before Senate Intel: report

02:20  11 october  2017
02:20  11 october  2017 Source:   thehill.com

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Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page is denying a report that he is refusing to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in its investigation into Russian interference in the election. Politico reported that Page had told the committee Tuesday that he won't cooperate with the lawmakers in

Page reportedly told the committee Tuesday that he won't cooperate with the lawmakers in their probe and plans on pleading the Fifth Amendment if he does make an appearance. It's unknown if the committee has formally requested that Page testify in the investigation.

Carter Page refuses to testify before Senate Intel: report © Provided by The Hill Carter Page refuses to testify before Senate Intel: report Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page is refusing to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in its investigation into Russian interference in the election, Politico reported Tuesday.

Page reportedly told the committee Tuesday that he won't cooperate with the lawmakers in their probe and plans on pleading the Fifth Amendment if he does make an appearance.

Page did not immediately return a request for comment from Politico. The committee declined to comment.

It's unknown if the committee has formally requested that Page testify in the investigation.

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Carter Page , a foreign policy adviser to President Trump during his campaign, told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday he will not testify in front of the committee as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and would plead the Fifth, a

Carter Page went on All In with Chris Hayes in March to give a strong "non denial denial" of any involvement he may have had in possibly colluding with Politico is now reporting that Page has declared that he plans to plead the Fifth and not testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Page came under scrutiny over reports he improperly communicated with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. He has repeatedly denied the allegations.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has interviewed other key Trump figures in its investigation into Russian meddling in the election, including President Trump's son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner and his son Donald Trump Jr.

The FBI reportedly questioned Page multiple times in March as part of the Justice Department's own investigation into Russia's election interference.


Judge refuses to throw out Arpaio ruling explaining guilty verdict .
The federal judge who oversaw the criminal case against Joe Arpaio says President Trump's pardon of the former sheriff's convictions does not require their legal reasoning be thrown out.U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton issued an order Thursday shutting down requests by the sheriff's attorneys to have the facts behind the conviction thrown out after the pardon.Bolton said in the order that Trump's pardon was an "executive prerogative of mercy, not of judicial recordkeeping," according to Politico."The pardon undoubtedly spared Defendant from any punishment that might otherwise have been imposed.

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