Carter Page testifies he told Sessions about Russian Federation trip

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The newspaper said the email was read aloud during the closed-door testimony on Thursday to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which is investigating efforts by Russian Federation to tip the November 2016 election in Trump's favor and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

The development comes days after Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an associate were placed under house arrest on money-laundering charges linked to an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into allegations that the campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

Former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page privately testified Thursday that he mentioned to Jeff Sessions he was traveling to Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign - as new questions emerge about the attorney general's comments to Congress about Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

"Sessions needs to be more forthright to our committee and clarify the record and I intend to write to him about it". Page said one of the people he met was a "senior person", but would not confirm the person's identity.

Sessions made similar denials in two subsequent hearings before Congress on Russian Federation since taking office.

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The March 24, 2016 email in question was highlighted in the plea agreement Papadopoulos entered into after lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about the extent of his contacts with individuals like Joseph Mifsud, a London-based professor of diplomacy who allegedly spent months trying to connect Papadopoulos with Russian officials.

In numerous media interviews in recent months, the adviser, Carter Page, has either denied meeting Russian government officials during a July 2016 trip to Moscow or said he met "mostly scholars", the newspaper said.

The attorney general has since said that he interpreted questions from Franken and other senators to be about whether he knew of continuous, improper contacts between Trump surrogates and Russian operatives, and that he didn't. The document says when Papadopoulos introduced himself to the group he mentioned having connections that could help the campaign arrange a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Page also told Tapper that he was not in the March 2016 meeting where Papadopoulos initially suggested the Russian Federation meeting. "There were questions that elicited exactly the kind of information that the Papadopoulos plea agreement made".

"I actually had a previously scheduled meeting with some top US military officers thousands of miles away from Washington", he said. "I'm not recused from Russia, '" Wallace said.

"That was the only time our informal committee actually got together with then-candidate Trump".

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