Carter Page Pleads The Fifth In Russia Probe

The New York Daily News reports:

Former Trump adviser Carter Page is pleading his Fifth Amendment right and refusing to hand over documents to a Congressional inquiry into Russian election-meddling. Page, a former financier in Moscow who was name-dropped as a foreign policy adviser by the future President last spring, told CNN that he would still like to testify publicly.

However, he rejected the Senate Intelligence Committee’s request for paperwork as it looks into alleged efforts by the Kremlin to tilt the election towards Trump. POLITICO reported Tuesday that Page told the committee he would not appear, though senators have suggested they are willing to subpoena testimony.

  • MBear

    Well now

  • Frostbite

    Lock him up!

  • hdtex
  • TimCA

    The man with the massive mouth willing to go on every national TV show now suddenly becomes shy.

  • Jon Doh

    Make it look like the set of a talk show and he will sing like a little birdie. The guy is a serious attention whore.

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  • lattebud
  • blackstar
  • Tawreos

    What better way is there to establish innocence than to refuse to turn over documents and plead the fifth?

  • blackstar
    • MusicBear88

      Other: He’s guilty as fuck.

  • shellback

    I smell a FUCKING TRAITOR in our midst. Now where did I put that guillotine?

  • netxtown

    “efforts by the Kremlin to tilt the election towards Trump”

    ANYone with half a fucking brain knows Putin did more than “tilt”. How ’bout he flipped over the fucking play-board? Would be nice if they would stop all the pussy-footing….

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I really resent the GOP basically dumping their responsibility on Mueller. By now, they know Trump is a nutcase liable to pull a Dead Zone flashforward but unless they’re LITERALLY retiring or about to die, they won’t say shit.

    • lymis

      If you take the fact that they’ve clearly decided NOT to do their job as a given, I’m fine with them dumping the responsibility on Mueller if the only other option is that nothing gets done.

    • clay

      Clearing out the treasonous– “That’s the Executive Branch– not our job.”
      Protecting the US– “That’s the Executive Branch– not our job.”
      Seeing the inherent conflict here– “That’s the Executive Branch.”

  • netxtown

    I’m in a mood. And that mood is somewhere between ‘enough is enough’, reading some beads, and Harper Valley PTA.

    • Jon Doh

      It’s reported you’ve been drinkin’ and a runnin’ round with men and goin’ wild.

      • TuuxKabin

        “‘Goin’?”

        • clay

          done gone went?

          • TuuxKabin

            Buh bye, hello. 😛

    • JCF

      My mood’s more “Goodbye Earl” to Every.Single.Fecking.MAGAt…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw7gNf_9njs

  • pj

    meanwhile the russians continue to attack the US on social media in preparation for the elections next year. the ice age crawl of the government investigation continues….the lack of republican urgency speaks volumes.

    • geoffalnutt

      GOP = Good Ol’ Putin

  • netxtown

    That’s Carter ‘worm tongue weasel’ Page to you, Mr. Senator…

  • TexasBoy

    Subpoena the testimony and issue a search warrant for documents.

  • Bluto

    Just a little treason, NBD. It will be largely ignored by the media & spineless dems like everything else. Besides, there’s more Hillary bashing to be done.

    • JCF

      “But she took 5 days to tweet against Harvey Weinstein!” /s

  • Gerry Fisher

    Now that doesn’t look guilty at *all*!

  • TuuxKabin

    Why bother? Can’t incriminate yourself more than that, can one?

  • Treant

    Uh, torches and pitchforks? No, still ignoring all this? Alrighty then, I’m pretty sore post sinus surgery yesterday, I’ll be over here, healing. Call me.

  • worstcultever
  • Karl Dubhe

    Treason never prospers, what’s the reason?

    If it prospers, none dare call it treason.

  • JT

    Carter Page Pleads The Fifth In Russia Probe

    Carter Page: It was just the tip. Just the tip!

  • DoctorDJ

    These clowns make me want to open another fifth.

  • MichaelJ

    Serious questions for those who know the law: Is failure to turn over documents to a Congressional inquiry a crime for which one can do jail time?

    • Friday

      Only if they subpoena it: apparently Page is doing as much delay as he can, this time going back on his deal to cooperate because he found out it may not be softball questioning by Republicans after all.

      • MichaelJ

        Thanks. I hope they issue a subpoena.

  • Jeffg166

    Nothing incriminating about that.

  • JWC

    When all is said and done .remember the Russian’s intial comment on Carter Page. They considered hims possibly useful but a bit of a simpleton

    • William

      Will mental incompetence work as a defense in court?

      • JWC

        In the initial reports, the Russians questioned his information weighed against his apparent stupidity

  • Strepsi

    He looks like Voldemort’s 6th Horcrux.

    Attention Horcrux

  • Max_1
  • Ninja0980

    Only guilty people do that right?

    • -M-

      Someone orange once said that.

  • William

    Have the FBI raided his house?

  • Gene Perry

    He’s gonna need a good lawyer

  • barrykyle415

    I don’t think you can plead the fifth regarding document production, just testifying. Does any one on here know? Can’t the subpoenaing authority simply get a search warrant and seize the documents?

    • JAKvirginia

      Self-incrimination — saying anything in testimony which would lay the blame or fault on you. Documents are evidence. They can be requested then demanded through subpoena. And it’s telling when someone doesn’t want to surrender them, no?

  • Rick James Brown

    I feel bad for his wife and kids. They must be so upset.

  • JCF