READ: House Intel Committee Releases Full Transcript Of Carter Page Testimony

Trump's Stubbornly Loyal Base Can't Ignore What Comes

Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, refused last week to give a congressional committee documents related to the Russian Federation investigation because he said they might not all "match up" with information from earlier wiretaps that caught his conversations.

Under questioning from Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the committee's senior Democrat, Page said he sent a memo to the Trump campaign stating that "Dvorkovich expressed strong support for Mr. Trump and a desire to work together toward devising better solutions in response to the vast range of current worldwide problems".

The House panel's top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, cited a memo Page sent campaign officials that quoted Page as writing "in a private conversation, Dvorkovich expressed strong support for Mr. Trump and a desire to work together toward devising better solutions in response to the vast range of current global problems".

But on Thursday, Page told the House Intelligence Committee that he spoke to Sessions at a dinner in Washington, DC, in June 2016 about an upcoming trip he was making to Russian Federation.

The full 243-page document is below. Then-Senator Sessions, serving as chairman of the campaign's national security team, also attended this meeting, sitting just a few seats away from Papadopoulos.

Page also told the committee that he learned in the summer of 2016 that Papadopoulos was in contact with a professor connected to the Russian government.

Schiff called the Russian links to Papadopoulos and Page two parallel efforts by the Trump campaign to make contacts with Russian interests.

"In his testimony, however, he was forced to acknowledge that he communicated with high level Russian officials while in Moscow, including one of Russia's Deputy Prime Ministers", Schiff said.

Page's Russian contacts have become one focus of congressional investigations into what the USA intelligence community concluded was a campaign led by Putin to undermine US democracy and help Trump win.

In his July 2016 note, Page wrote that Dvorkovich had "expressed strong support for Mr. Trump and a desire to work together toward devising better solutions in response to a vast range of current worldwide problems". But the details about interactions between his foreign policy advisers and Russians raise new questions about the Trump campaign's dealings with Moscow.

Page's disclosure increases the pressure on Sessions ahead of a hearing scheduled for next week before the House Judiciary Committee.

"He didn't say yes and he didn't say no", the official said, declining to be more specific about Trump's response to Papadopoulos.

Gordon said he does not recall the email but that he had discouraged Page from going to Moscow.

The two men had a brief interaction at the commencement ceremony, where Dvorkovich also spoke, Page said.

The idea that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian operatives to hack into and disseminate Democrats' emails has been a core theory of the collusion allegation.

Page addressed some of the questions about those trips in more than seven hours of testimony last week to the House committee.

Only 7 percent of Trump voters say they believe that members of the campaign team colluded with Russian Federation.

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