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Pressed by anchor George Stephanopoulos if he had communicated with the president via phone, email or text, Page replied: "Never". I never spoke with him any time in my life.
"I never spoke with him since".
You've been under surveillance form the court since October 2016.
Following the release of the Nunes memo - the namesake of its drafter Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California) - Page has been in the hot seat, forced to defend his alleged relations with Russian Federation. Since that time, have you ever spoken to Donald Trump?
"Carter Page is a person who's going out and telling everybody that he was part of the campaign; he had no formal role in the campaign". "In terms of actual briefings that's not something I like to talk about".
Republicans released a memo Friday, drafted by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, California Republican, regarding the use of an unverified dossier to gather surveillance warrants on some members of Mr. Trump's campaign team, including Mr. Page.
Page added, he appreciates the New York Times' effort to obtain the FISA applications the Federal Bureau of Investigation submitted to court, saying "I hope they get it".
"It sounds a lot worse than reality, but that's reality", Page said during the interview.
"See, this is sort of spin because I was teaching a course down Broadway here at NY U and I told them a couple of things about what I was talking about in my course, and I gave them a couple of my notes, from the ... or documents I gave my students", he said.
The FBI has reportedly been investigating Page for his possible involvement in a Russian-related espionage matter since 2013, but Page has not been charged with anything.
Podobnyy, who had diplomatic immunity, fled the country.