Carter Page: I’ve Never Even Spoken To Trump [VIDEO]

Politico reports:

Carter Page, the former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign now at the center of the ongoing Russia investigation, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that he has never in his life communicated with the president.

“I never spoke with him since. I never spoke with him any time in my life,” Page said when asked by ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos if he had spoken to the president since a secret surveillance warrant against Page was approved in October, 2016. Stephanopoulos followed up with Page, asking, “no e-mail, no text, nothing like that?” to which Page replied, “never.”

Page mostly continued his habit of dodging questions about his connections to Russia. As he has before, Page denied one of the key points of Steele’s dossier, which is that Page had a secret meeting with a Russian oil executive, a close ally to Russian President Vladimir Putin, about possibly lifting sanctions against the country. Trump officials have consistently tried to downplay Page’s role in the campaign.

More from Mediaite:

Page explained a number of his past run-ins with the FBI, before the ABC News anchor stepped in to remind Page that he once wrote that he served “as an informal adviser to the staff of the Kremlin.”

“So you were recruited at one point by a Russian agent, then you wrote yourself that you were an informal adviser to the Kremlin. So that does lead people to believe: ‘is this guy working with Russia?’”

“These are your words,” Stephanopoulos pressed after Page dismissed his own past comments. “You’re advising the Kremlin.”

“You can understand how that would raise questions and could lead to probable cause,” Stephanopoulos continued. “On the one hand, at one point you say you’re an adviser to the Kremlin, then you’re an adviser to Donald Trump.”

  • Dot Beech

    Idiot. Quintessential academic.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Has he ever been diagnosed ?

    • another_steve

      In Abnormal Psychology they used to call it “dull affect.”

      That was back in the 70s, when I was in school. They may call it something prettier today.

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        I think they call it lying.

      • Cattleya1

        ‘Blunted affect’

  • another_steve

    Trump and everyone and everything associated with him are one big ongoing episode of The Twilight Zone.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/40be0d4f1ebe3515f33c9e0115a2cbbc748c0f012425a1f37aea162344eee62a.jpg

  • Bambino
  • swimboy

    IOKIYAR. I just realized that the R could be Republican or Russian. Hard to tell the difference some days.

  • crewman

    1) Trump and Page both have bad records when it comes to telling the truth, so why would we believe him now.
    2) Even if he didn’t talk to Trump directly, who did he talk to either directly in the administration or at arms-length distance who would have gotten the message to them.
    3) How could Trump have a foreign policy adviser he’s never even talked to. That sounds questionable on its face. If true, it is yet one more example of the degree of negligence Trump brings to this job.
    4) Why would Page have ever been associated with this campaign or administration? By far the most obvious answer is because of Page’s Russian connections. There is no other strong contending answer.

    • olandp

      He was just a coffee boy. They drank a lot of coffee.

      • Uncle Mark

        And the coffee shop just happened to be in Russia

        • Scott Carpenter

          They roast their coffee beans in Chernobyl – for that added zing.

          • ted-

            Have you seen those radioactive adorable puppies in Chernobyl? Deadly to the touch, unfortunately, but cute as hell!

    • William

      Russians probably gave Page’s name to the Trump campaign.

    • Gustav2

      Soon they will bring up the Foreign Policy office for the campaign was in the DC area, not Trump Tower…which it was.

    • Harveyrabbit

      “Trump and Page both have bad records when it comes to telling the truth”

      Or you could say they have great records when it comes to not telling the truth. Both those idiots would probably take it as a compliment.

    • clay

      3) How could Trump have a foreign policy adviser he’s never even talked to.

      He’s currently taking his national security briefings by video– no interaction with the actual “advisers”, no guarantee he doesn’t have the audio switched to Fox & Friends.

      • Talisman

        It doesn’t really matter how or if the dumpster is getting briefed, because Pence is the real power in this administration. While everyone is concentrating on the circus clowns, Pence is steadily filling the judiciary with judges that will set back civil rights for a generation or two. Elections have consequences.

    • Nowhereman

      Hear hear. It’s hard to believe that Trump never talked to Page, but has insisted on interviewing all nominees for judgeships in jurisdictions where he has legal issues coming up. Page is just basking in the limelight. He’s a real creep.

  • Steverino

    Page and Nunes: Goofus and Doofus.

    • greenmanTN

      Remember Goofus and Gallant from Highlights magazine?

      Gallant was a nicer person but I bet Goofus was better in bed,

      • Silver Badger

        For a one night stand maybe. For daily consumption, I’ll take nice every time.

        • William

          I kept Goofus around for more than six months. Sure he was a jerk, but we slept like rocks afterward.

          • Silver Badger

            I see Goofus as a “wham, bam, goodby” kinda guy. Once he cums, he loses interest in his partner.

          • greenmanTN

            But oh what a time it was! 💋

          • William

            And how!

          • William

            More like “wham, bam, let’s do it again!”
            –The bam sometimes took more than an hour.

          • Silver Badger

            You may be right. In any case, if memory serves, they were both very underage. Let’s hope they aged well.

          • William

            I was underage too, in 1975.

          • Silver Badger

            I think I was 8 or 9 when I encountered them. We won’t get into the year. BTW, my oldest son was born in 1975.

          • William

            I was born during the Johnson administration.

          • Silver Badger

            Whippersnapper! Get off my lawn!

          • William

            Whippersnappers think I’m old.

        • greenmanTN

          Pollyanna! 😉

          • Silver Badger

            Yeah. It’s a curse.

  • greenmanTN

    Umm, those are two different statements. “I never spoke with him since” and “I never spoke with him my life” imply two different things.

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest he’s lying.

    • ETownCanuck

      Ya, I think that was a little bit of a Freudian slip there.

      • Steven in Texas

        Isn’t that what Freud wore around the house on Saturdays?

        • ETownCanuck

          I believe you are referring to the less commonly used Freudian robe. 😉

        • JCF

          The Freudian negligee’, on special occasions!

    • isthisdavid

      Yeah, I caught that too.

    • Miji

      I thought the same, but he was responding to the interviewer who was specifically framing the question as have you spoken to Trump SINCE October 2016, so he may have just been parroting it back to him to precisely answer the question asked, and then expanded it to never.
      The whole notion that he worked for the campaign for that long, but never spoke to Trump though does sound sketchy given his title as an adviser. If he truly never interacted with Trump, then I think his title is a lie and he was kept separate for plausible deniability.

      • clay

        But then . . . Trump doesn’t speak with any of his current national security advisers.

        • Steven in Texas

          Why should he speak to them, they should be advising him, which unfortunately for them means they will have to speak to him.
          OH!
          Never mind.

        • Miji

          That’s true. He doesn’t seem to be advisable, unless you’re on Fox TV.

    • David Walker

      Both Page and the fucking moron are liars. The fucking moron is a disgusting heap of garbage that’s been under the sun too long but, because of its ingredients, cannot become compost. On the other hand, although he is also detestable, there is something amusing watching Page lie. I don’t know if it’s the squirming or the gleeful look he gets. The fucking moron is the better liar, but Page is the more entertaining one.

      And now…back to reality.

  • My impression of Carter Page. “Buzzword, obvious lie, legal jargon, self contradiction, due process.”

  • olandp

    What a bizarre looking man.

    • another_steve

      The result of one’s mother having sexual intercourse with an extraterrestrial.

    • swimboy

      Evidently his human suit doesn’t fit as well as Kellyannne’s.

    • William

      He took a photo of Putin to a stylist and said “Make me look like him.”

  • Disqusdmnj

    Actually, the idea that Page never spoke with Drumpf sounds valid. Moronic Cheeto was picking people left and right that he’d never heard of nor spoken with, and called them geniuses.

  • MikeBx2

    Trump’s adviser never spoke to Trump. Sure Jan.

    • lymis

      He may not have. He sure as hell spoke to officials in the campaign, which amounts to the same thing.

  • bkmn

    It might work for the base but Mueller and the courts won’t go along with it.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
    • Joe in PA

      I hope you have that bookmarked.

  • ClevelandJim

    I don’t believe anything out of Page’s mouth. He looks and acts completely shifty. He’s another one like Gorka, and again, why is the media giving this fucker airtime?

    • I don’t know why they give Gorka any time. I really can’t believe this needs to be said, but nazis shouldn’t be given air time. And on top of that, he hasn’t done anything other than be in the white house.

      But Carter Page is a get, because he’s a part of the Russia scandal, which is great for ratings. He is also apparently terrible at lying, which makes for good tv when Stephanopoulos grills him.

      • William

        Gorka gets interviews because some people think accent = smart. Gorka has a blend of of British and a pretend Hungarian accent. It sounds very practiced to me.

    • The_Wretched

      Swamps are scary places with ‘skeeters, water moccasins and ‘gaters. Few things, however, strike terror into the heart of swamp folks as much as being alone on a warm night so muggy that you can feel the air like its made of wool as a Gorka.

  • Bambino

    O/T the stock market continues to drop. Wanna bet the like of Fox news will blame Mueller investigation as the cause. If it’s not stop the world market will crash and collapse and unrecoverable. Stop prosecuting the dotard! screamed the headlines.

    • Gustav2

      It is plus 225 since the opening today….for now. 10:03 AM

    • safari

      Hannity blames Obama.

      Though at the moment it is fluctuating wildly.

      • Bambino

        That’s because the idiot has zero creativity.

  • Paula

    I think Carter needs a nice cage at Gitmo.

    • Silver Badger

      In the trump wing.

    • Gustav2

      Waterboarding doesn’t help when you have pathological liars.

      • Bambino

        It at least temporary stop the bullshit coming out of their mouths.

      • Todd20036

        Or if you are a masochist…

        • The_Wretched

          I know masochists who have been water boarded. They still rate it on the high end of the scale.

      • David Walker

        And pathological liars who volunteer to be waterboarded never seem to get around to it. Right, Hannity?

  • Boreal
    • Todd20036

      Nemoy aged VERY well.

      Miss him

      • Reality.Bites

        Till he didn’t

  • GayOldLady

    And Al Capone never spoke to his hitmen. SO???

  • Boreal

    He is creepy as fuck.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Russians really are good at finding their useful idiots.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Boreal

      I hope something that makes for a happy day.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        I see the comments say the pic was taken 5 days ago.

        lol…I think I am desperate for good news.

    • Silver Badger

      Hopefully, something real involving Pence and trump both.

    • William

      Going out for lunch must be fun in that building.

  • GayOldLady

    I was watching a documentary on Hitler yesterday and one of the ways Hitler kept his hands clean of genocide was to never talk about the actual physical extermination of the Jews in public. He never issued a written order concerning the death camps or genocide. He never visited any of the death camps and never met with any of the executioners, yet historians note that there is no way any of it could have happened without Hitler’s enthusiastic approval.

    Like Hitler, Trump knew exactly what was going on in his campaign and now we know that Carter Page played a more significant role than anyone ever imagined, otherwise Nunes wouldn’t be trying to have the information concerning what was gathered on Page during surveillance thrown out. Everyone needs to understand that Nunes is defending Carter Page in his memo because whatever Carter Page did in his last visit to Russia was so significant to this case that the Trump cadre is terrified by it.

    • Gustav2

      Of all the indicted and un-indicted co-conspirators, why are they trying to protect him?

      • Rocco

        Exactly.

    • The_Wretched

      That is a very good question.

      I’ve been seeing Page as an easily corrupted, hyper-anxious goof-ball. He doesn’t have wealth or talent or education so that implies either courier or right place / right time for something critical.

    • JackFknTwist

      You make strong points.

    • Hitler was very complicit in the genocide of Jews– not only in published writings such as in Mein Kampf (advocating gassing of them), but in speeches leading up to and during the war. Here is one of his speeches in which he says this in German. “If international Jewish financiers inside and outside Europe again succeed in plunging the nations into a world war, the result will not be the Bolshevization of the earth and with it the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe.”. Although he did not give out specific details, it took deaf ears on the part of those who refused to believe what was happening – or did not care — not to hear them. But the myth that Hitler did not know about the Final Solution is just a myth by neo-Nazi apologists. As for “written orders”, his better organized henchman such as Heydrich (Stephen Miller’s look-alike), Himmler, Eichmann, Frank, and Nazi-allied local fascists in places like Croatia, Lithuania and Romania did not need them — the launch of Wehrmacht strike columns were enough to get the holocaust started.
      https://youtu.be/11fl8AykFqo

      • GayOldLady

        There is no doubt that genocide was Hitler’s goal from the beginning and well before his rise to power and that he knew and was the mastermind behind the holocaust, but his fingerprints were not on any written order, any direct order or confirmed spoken order. The documentary contended that all orders directing or discussing genocide were done in closed meetings with Hitler, Himmler, Eichmann and Goring.

        • JCF

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wannsee_Conference

          “The purpose of the [Wannsee] conference, called by the director of the Reich Main Security Office SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, was to ensure the cooperation of administrative leaders of various government departments in the implementation of the so-called Final solution to the Jewish question (German: Endlösung der Judenfrage), whereby most of the Jews of German-occupied Europe would be deported to Poland and murdered.”

      • JD

        In this thread, no one is absolving Hitler, imo, rather, noting a technique in communication that enables the myth of “distance” from an awful truth. That technique abounds throughout current politics and, I’m afraid, business. It is a time worn practice of the bully skilled enuf to use others for their dirty work.

    • Gerry Fisher

      I believe that he was smart enough to steer clear of anything directly incriminating himself about Russia and the election. That’s why I’m keeping a look out for obstruction of justice and money laundering charges. Easier to prove.

      • GayOldLady

        You may be right, but I’m greedy . I want both of those things plus I want him to be charged with working with Russia to rig the election in exchange for a quid pro quo (lifting the Magnitsky sanctions).

    • JCF

      It’s called “plausible deniability”: keeping everyone thinking that’s it’s POSSIBLE one didn’t know about something going on, by people under one’s larger authority. [This concept became famous under Nixon, during the Watergate investigation. “Plumbers, what White House plumbers? I know nothing!” Then the WH tapes were—under court order—released, and that was that!]

  • DaddyRay

    Video/audio/photograph of Page talking with Trump in 5, 4, 3…

    • Taylor Bixler

      He may not have directly, who knows, Mueller likely has receipts if he did, but he was clearly in contact with the campaign. He has been working with his lawyer clearly on threading needles.

      “Please let me know if you have any reservations or thoughts on how
      you’d prefer me to focus these remarks,” Page wrote in an email to Trump
      campaign officials.

    • billbear1961

      Yes, what I was thinking.

  • Rocco

    I am so afraid this guy plays for our team.

    • CanuckDon

      I’m betting he does but he’s way out in left field.

  • lymis

    People act as though “not speaking to Trump” is the same as “not communicating to Trump.”

    The obvious followup in the fact of someone who was officially an advisor to a presidential candidate saying that they’d never even communicated with the candidate is who, in the candidate’s organization, did they communicate to.

    It may well be true that he never had a conversation with Trump, or addressed an email or letter to him personally, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t working closely with someone in Trump’s close circle with the understanding that everything he communicated would be passed on.

    The obvious followups would be things like, “Then were you or were you not an official advisor to the Trump campaign” and if yes, then “Who in the campaign were you working with, then?”

    If the answer was Flynn or Manafort, or Pense, or any of the Trumpspawn, that just raises new questions on the specifics.

    • The_Wretched

      Page worked under Clovis (overweight Hispanic colonnade sanders).

    • billbear1961

      The media are a joke–all most of them really want is an endless CIRCUS.

      Stay tuned for episode 278,668!

  • Megrim Twist

    On this week’s episode of “Oh, Carter!” ….

  • JackFknTwist

    Looking at this guy from a prosecution/investigator’s point of view i would be very slow to believe the time of day out of his mouth.
    And no evidence he gives could ever be reliable.

    But he might be just stupid enough to have tripped over his own contacts with the Russians and implicated or induced the Trump Campaign to collude.
    I just hope so, but the Mueller team will be all over this dupe since he drew breath.

  • billbear1961

    “I never spoke with him since [October, 2016]. I never spoke with him any time in my life.”

    Which is it? You never spoke/communicated with him, ever; or you haven’t spoken/communicated with him since October, 2016?

    Jesus, what a JOKE this country is.

  • Jim Maloney

    Sure Jan.

  • Ben in Oakland

    ““I never spoke with him since. I never spoke with him any time in my life,” L

    One of these clauses is not like the other.

    • Elsewhere1010

      Freudian Slip?

    • Rillion

      Since refers to the date of the wiretap warrent. It was part of the question. You guys are making a mountain of a molehill on the “since” wording. I’m sure the guy is a russian tool, but his poorly phrased answer isn’t a smoking gun. Proper english grammar answer would have been: “I have not spoken to him since the warrant was issued, nor have I ever spoken to him in my life.” His answer is just a slightly mangled version of that.

      • Ben in Oakland

        Words have meanings. Sometimes they can hang you.

        • Rillion

          Yes, but context matters and in the context of the question he was answering, it is not a nefarious or incriminating response. The guy is likely guilty as hell of being a russian tool, but this particular answer isn’t damning.

  • Travis Morrow

    Keep lying on TV! It’s good for you! None of this is admissible! WHERE IS THE PEE TAPE LOCATED?

  • OdieDenCO

    how do you tout yourself as a “advisor” yet never have contact with the advisee?

  • boobert

    Can this circus get any more ridiculous ?

  • Elsewhere1010

    He says, “I never spoke with him since.” Since?

    What he is actually saying is that he never spoke with the president since the last time. Which means he’s saying he spoke to the president.

    A Freudian slip, perhaps?

    • Rillion

      Since the wiretap warrent was approved. The time period indicated by since was part of the question. “Page said when asked by ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos if he had spoken to the president since a secret surveillance warrant against Page was approved in October, 2016.”

  • Robert

    This Traitor should be ejected from the USA

  • JWC

    Carter Page is at the time of his life He is getting loads of media attention but once again he takes the narrative back to the beginning as he always has . He disavows knowing anything/anyone or any meetings , Slowly he will allow and admit ‘well maybe or I might have” He give the impression of a fumbling buffoon but is he?

  • Dennis McGuire

    Chris Hayes knew it was about to happen.

    https://youtu.be/jE0rghK0PCQ?t=9m43s

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Traitor.

    that is all.

  • Highmoremotel

    “I never spoke with him since. I never spoke with him any time in my life,” Page said.

    Carter Page said that in Trump Speak. So, yeah, he’s lying…again.

  • JCF

    “I never spoke with him since. I never spoke with him any time in my life,”

    How stooooopid is this guy???

  • #DJTK5F

    Okay, one has to ask: Has someone already attempted to slash his throat? And was it Russian mafia? That scar…….

  • anne marie in philly

    LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE! somebody dig up some dump/page footage on this evil prick!

  • Gianni

    Please pardon us, Carter, if we just don’t fucking believe you. He’s a real dorky character to begin with.

  • Artsy
  • JT

    Carter Page: I’ve Never Even Spoken To Trump

    “When I sucked him off, he didn’t say a thing.”