Who Is Carter Page?
January 14, 2017
Carter Page is a consultant for the oil industry. He specializes in advising about investments in the Asian and Russian oil and gas markets. Page was a close adviser to Donald Trump during the 2016 election. Related to that role, the FBI now has a warrant to surveille Page’s communications. This warrant was issued after a federal judge found probable cause that Carter Page was working as a foreign agent.
Democrats & Republicans Agree: Carter Page Is Suspicious All-Around
Who is Carter Page? What are his values? As Page worked for Trump, foreign policy advisers from both major US parties expressed serious concerns about the consultant’s loyalties to the US. According to the Washington Post foreign policy experts from the Democratic and Republican parties were distressed by Page’s public criticism of President Obama and US sanctions, his praise for Vladimir Putin, and his apparent lack of concern when confronted with what they viewed as Russian aggression. The newspaper quotes David Kramer, who was George W. Bush’s State Department expert on Russia and Ukraine: “It scares me.”
The so-called Golden Showers dossier may have ultimately brought Page’s downfall. It alleges that the oil man was offered a 19 percent stake in Rosneft, the world’s largest publicly traded petoleum company, if he led Trump to lift sanctions against Russia.
Multiple Federal Agencies Are Investigating Carter Page
Carter Page became a subject of investigations by the FBI, CIA, NSA and other federal agencies by January 2017. Ultimately he abandoned his role as a Trump adviser, saying that speculation about his ties to Russia were hurting the candidate.
He also sent a letter to FBI director Comey requesting that the agency stop investigating his travels to Russia.
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