One day after the Trump campaign was trying to turn former adviser Carter Page into a fall guy over the Russia scandal, Page fired back and accused Trump himself of having been behind it all. Page was one of at least 3 Trump advisers who met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the GOP Convention, which lead to a change in the Republican Party platform. The change was in favor of Russia.
RUSSIA OVER UKRAINE
Former Donald Trump campaign adviser J.D. Gordon told CNN that it was Trump himself who introduced the push for the change in the GOP platform to favor Russia over the Ukraine, and that Trump had been pushing for it for at least four months leading up to the convention. Gordon, Carter Page, and Jeff Sessions all attended the meeting at the convention with the Russian Ambassador. Page has changed his story several times and can no longer be seen as reliable in his own right, but now he’s directly backing up the claims made by Gordon who is much more credible.
The Trump campaign fully disavowed itself of Page, asserting that it had been sending him ‘cease and desist letters’ for months because he had been publicly lying about his role in the campaign. Then, Harvard Law Professor and political pundit Laurence Tribe revealed the following: “Trump adviser Carter Page changes story, now says Trump, despite denial, ordered Ukraine change at RNC after Sessions met w Kislyak there!”
If Donald Trump was indeed behind the Republican National Convention conspiracy to change the Republican party platform at the request of the Russian Ambassador, then he’s 50% of the way to being inarguably guilty. The other half would involve proving Trump having made the platform change in exchange for Russia hacking his Democratic Party opponents. With J.D. Gordon and Carter Page now both fingering Trump for having pushed the platform change, then it appears we’re halfway there.
It has also been reported that Jeff Sessions was the ‘handler’ for Carter Page. So we have a lot of ‘dots’ -how do they counted?
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