Congress Probes Carter Page’s Meetings With Pro-Putin Hungarian Regime, “Central Hub For Russian Intel”

ABC News reports:

Travels by Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to meet with senior officials in Hungary during the 2016 presidential election are being closely examined by congressional investigators, given the increasingly close ties between Hungary and Russia and the role of the country as a hub for Russian intelligence activity. The Hungarian prime minister was the first foreign leader to endorse Donald Trump’s candidacy.

Though characterized as a low-level volunteer, Page held high-level foreign policy meetings with Hungarian officials before the 2016 presidential election, ABC News has learned. The meetings included a 45-minute session in September 2016 with Jeno Megyesy, who is a close adviser to the Hungarian prime minister and focuses on relations with the United States, at his office in Budapest, where Page presented himself as a member of then-candidate Donald Trump’s foreign policy team.

Page’s visit to Budapest drew notice from members of the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Hungary’s prime minister, who was the first world leader to endorse then-candidate Trump, has become increasingly aligned with Russian President Vladamir Putin, and Budapest is considered by experts to be a central hub for Russian intelligence activity.

  • Joe in PA

    Of course he did.

  • pch1013

    And Hungary is allowed to remain in NATO why exactly?

    • BearEyes

      What info is Hungary feeding Russia from NATO?

    • Kruhn

      We allowed Hungary in before Fidesz took over.

      • pch1013

        Which raises an interesting question: if Russian spies based in Hungary attack another NATO country with the blessing of the Hungarian government, will Hungary be forced – under Article 5 – to invade itself?

      • JCF

        Keyword: “remain in NATO”

  • Bluto
    • BearEyes


  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Sigh…is anyone else getting exhausted from all the “shocked faces” we seem obliged to fake every time another revelation comes out? I fear I may get wrinkles. Seriously, I just can’t anymore.

    • Joe in PA

      Ain’t that the truth man. So, who was the mastermind behind all this shit? Manafort? FFS this is tiresome.

    • BearEyes

      I think it’s time to have a Palm Beach Cosmo – you know, to avoid face wrinkles.

  • tonyg

    How does a “low-level” unpaid volunteer even get a meeting with an ambassador or adviser to a prime minister of any country? And how does that same “low-level” unpaid volunteer not remember the names of said ambassador or top adviser? Seems like that would be a big deal to a political social climber. Lies. All lies.

    • BobSF_94117


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      Hungarian Defense Minister: Good morning, Aleksander. How are things in Warsaw?

      PDM: Very interesting, Gábor. Just a head’s up. If some guy from the Trump campaign contacts you, go ahead and schedule the appointment. They’re all bat-shit crazy. It’ll be a hoot!!! Make sure to tape it, too.

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  • Leo

    OT. Assuming this was already posted but posting anyways.

    • Sam_Handwich

      oh for cripes sakes

    • Sam_Handwich
      • pch1013

        Which places Moore’s defenders in an awkward position, since it was the WaPo that broke the story about him assaulting little girls.

        Either the WaPo is fake news, or it isn’t – they have to decide.

        • Ben in Oakland

          No they dont. Alt decision making.

    • Joe in PA


    • edrex

      he probably asked about consent and then kept interrupting them while they were trying to answer.

    • I’m really sorry to break it to you gents, but sexual harassment of all kinds and degrees is something virtually every woman has experienced at some point in her life.

      Yes, it can range all the way from bosses making employees watch them masturbate and sexual assault to little things, like unwanted intimate contact and space invasion, as well as sexual remarks.

      These things are not equal. We women will often put up with a lot of the little shit like the remarks and space invasion. Trouble is, most of the time until very recently, even when it was some asshole “grabbing pussies”, we’d never get any traction in making it stop. Thus avoidance was just about our only tool and coping mechanism, even though it often crippled our careers and damaged our psyches.

      • pch1013

        At this point I think it would be easier to compile a list of men in prominent positions of power who *haven’t* engaged in sexual harassment or worse.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Tomorrow it will be Gayle acting inappropriately.

      • JohnJay

        Only with Oprah, and Stedman doesn’t care.

    • AJayne

      Up until the ’12 election, I watched Rose nearly every night on PBS. But right after the (R) nominating convention (which I had just watched), he described something one of the speakers had said, spinning it badly enough to make what I know I heard (ETA: and had been shocked it was said outloud) sound like something good and healthy. I was aghast – turned him off and haven’t watched since…

  • bkmn

    Has anyone told Team Trump that emails don’t actually get deleted? If not, please do not give them any info that those deleted emails can often be recovered.

    • Donald seems to believe that deleting emails involves pouring Clorox into a computer.

  • William

    Congressional investigations aren’t worth a bucket of snot.

  • JohnJay

    I know he’s done bad, but Carter Page seems like such a sweetie. He always seems to have a cute little nervous smile, even during the harshest interviews. He’s soft spoken, unlike that hateful Stephen Miller. Plus, he wears neat hats. I also think he would be a lot of fun in bed. Why did I say that?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Never thought of him that way. But I still think he is a total creep.

    • edrex

      looks to me like he’d feel cool and clammy.

      • RaygunsGoZap

        Like a fish on ice

        • edrex

          but still alive.

    • -M-

      KellyAnne wants her hat back.

      • Harveyrabbit

        It was Gilligans and he’s pissed that dumbass died it commie red.

        • BobSF_94117

          It’s not Commie anymore. That’s czarist red now.

          • Harveyrabbit

            Tell that to Gilligan. It’s still 1968 on his island.

      • AlternativeQuacks


      • kat

        Yeah, but Carter wears it better.

    • stevenj

      You’re an easy lay?

    • canoebum

      He’s a disgusting, greedy sleezebag, and a traitor to boot. Not cute.

  • JT

    Congress Probes Carter Page’s Meetings With Pro-Putin Hungarian Regime, “Central Hub For Russian Intel”

    Carter Page: I prefer the probing I got from the Russians.

  • Kevin Andrews

    The Shitgibbon’s Administration is openly destroying the departments they (the 1% Meat-Puppets for the Israeli) are assigned to. With the treason of the Roberts SCOTUS putting AmeriKKKa of the Koch creation up at auction to the highest bidder; we now have a Goldman-Sachs owned and operated Oval Office.

  • Steven B

    Here is a more detailed analysis from @SethAbramson on Twitter about why this matters:

  • Hank

    Next watch out for Poland to become a Russian satellite!!!

  • Halou

    Hungary is a member of both the EU and NATO… and apparently a part of the reborn Russian empire too for all it’s submission to the Kremlin.

  • Ann Kah

    Page was targeted because of his naïveté and gullibility. The factors that made him vulnerable are the same factors that make him dangerous to the administration. If this were in Russia I would refuse to sell him life insurance.

  • JCF