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Carter Page testifies he told Sessions about Russian Federation trip

06 November 2017

A foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign met Russian government officials past year, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing testimony he gave this week to a USA congressional committee. Page described the conversation to CNN after he finished talking to the House intelligence committee.

Sessions was present at that meeting, and former campaign adviser J.D. Gordon told The New York Times that Sessions opposed the idea "and he said no one should talk about" the proposed meeting because Sessions did not want the idea associated with the Trump campaign.

The March 24, 2016 email in question was highlighted in the plea agreement Papadopoulos entered into after lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about the extent of his contacts with individuals like Joseph Mifsud, a London-based professor of diplomacy who allegedly spent months trying to connect Papadopoulos with Russian officials.

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The email, dated March 24, 2016, was highlighted Papadopoulos' plea agreement announced Monday.

The email went to "several members of the campaign's foreign policy team", according to the documents. Among those receiving the email, it has since been reported, was Sam Clovis, who told Papadopoulos: "Great work".

"I actually had a previously scheduled meeting with some top US military officers thousands of miles away from Washington", he said.

In his interview with Tapper, Page also confirmed that before going on the trip he mentioned his plans to travel to Russian Federation to then-Sen.

"I missed my one chance".

Carter Page testifies he told Sessions about Russian Federation trip