It seems to be a running theme with people associated with Donald Trump’s campaign.
Carter Page, former Trump campaign aide, and hot topic of the floppy Nunes memo, was also the main figure in a roundtable discussion on MSNBC earlier Tuesday.
Apparently, Page is loving all the recent attention. He’s loving it so much, he can’t quit the news show circuit.
He recently appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” with George Stephanopoulos.
MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson played a clip of the appearance, before asking former RNC chairman Michael Steele his opinion.
“Carter Page was out again on TV and was talking about this whole thing. He was out on ‘Good Morning America.’ We’ll play a little bit of that discussion,” Jackson said before cutting to the clip.
“These are your words: ‘I served as an informal adviser to the staff of the Kremlin.’ You’re advising the Kremlin,” Stephanopoulos said in the clip.
“I would say a lot of people advise — we were part of an informal group,” Page responded before the clip ends.
Whether formal or informal, are we seeing why Page has been watched since 2013?
Jackson then asked Steele, “Why is Carter Page still talking?”
“Because he’s stupid,” he replied. “He’s clearly not listening to any legal counsel.
No, he’s listening to his ego. People are interested in him. People know his name. He’s in the big time, now.
“It’s a guy who thinks he’s playing a game: ‘Well, I didn’t say that. Well, I said that. I didn’t mean that,'” Steele, who served as RNC chairman from 2009-2011, continued.
“It’s crazy; it makes no sense. I’m sorry, it’s just so silly.”
That seems to be the bumbling unprofessionalism that marked so many Trump surrounded himself with, and it’s the very reason no one should be surprised by everything going on now, as far as the ongoing Russia probe.
Another bit of ridiculousness from Page’s interview with Stephanopoulos is that he stated that he’d never met Donald Trump, never spoke with him at any time in his life, nor shared any emails or texts.
That’s quite a stretch.
Scott Dworkin, founder of the anti-Trump Democratic Coalition pretty much blew that one up. He managed to uncover a video clip of Page from 2016:
“I made a commitment not to talk about the internal work that I did at the campaign,” Page says during a Dec. 2016 press conference in Moscow for the U.S. presidential election.
That would be in Moscow, Russia, not Moscow, Idaho.
“I’ve certainly been in a number of meetings with him and I’ve learned a tremendous amount from him,” he added at the time.
I think Mr. Steele had the right idea.
Or does Page have a faulty memory?