Future Trump adviser Carter Page brags about working with the Kremlin

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Carter Page, future Trump campaign energy consultant and foreign policy adviser, writes a letter to an academic publisher boasting about working as an adviser to the Kremlin.

“Over the past half year, I have had the privilege to serve as an informal advisor to the staff of the Kremlin in preparation for their Presidency of the G-20 Summit next month, where energy issues will be a prominent point on the agenda,” the letter reads.

Page is an energy consultant and foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. He lived in Moscow from 2004 to 2007, where he worked for a firm on deals for Gazprom, the energy giant in business with Putin friend and crime ring leader Semion Mogilevich. Page founded a U.S. investment fund called Global Energy Capital in 2008 with former Gazprom executive Sergei Yatsenko.

Sometime in 2014, the FBI receives a warrant to monitor Page under suspicions that he was a victim of Russian intelligence targeting. He becomes an adviser to the Trump campaign in March 2016. In October 2016, the FBI applies for permission to surveil Page as a Russian operative.




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