Former Trump adviser Carter Page is the latest official in the president’s campaign to be accused of working with the Russians to throw the presidential election in favor of Trump.
On Monday, Page told reporters that he is cooperating with the Senate Intelligence Committee and is eager to put to rest false rumors saying that he was “the campaign’s point of contact with Russia.”
Allegations of improper ties to Russian officials forced the resignation of Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn; other advisers, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, senior adviser Jared Kushner, and former campaign manager Paul Manafort, have been under scrutiny.
However, a recent AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll revealed that less than half of Americans surveyed say they’re very concerned about this issue, even as the FBI continues to carry on a counterintelligence investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election and possible collusion with Trump associates.
Republican lawmakers are also leading investigations into the matter with the House and Senate intelligence committees, though certain Democratic leaders have accused those investigations of being tainted and are demanding an independent investigation.
The president continues to deny all allegations that he or his officials colluded with Russia in order to win the presidency.
An oil industry consultant and U.S. Naval Academy midshipman, Page was hired by the Trump campaign as a foreign policy adviser from March 2016 until September 2016.
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