CNN is reporting that Carter Page contradicted Jeff Sessions sworn testimony while speaking with congressional investigators today. Page claims that he told Sessions that he was traveling to Russia, something that Sessions appeared to deny while under oath before the U.S. Senate.
Asked at a Senate hearing last month whether he believed Trump campaign surrogates had communications with Russians, Sessions replied, "I did not and I'm not aware of anyone else that did, and I don't believe it happened."
Page contradicted this assertion while speaking to Congressional investigators today.
Former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page privately testified Thursday that he mentioned to Jeff Sessions he was traveling to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign — as new questions emerge about the attorney general's comments to Congress about Russia and the Trump campaign.
Mike Conaway (R-TX), the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee leading the Russia probe was understanding of Sessions lapse in memory.
"I don't make anything sinister out of it. He said Sessions did not react or comment one way or the other," Conaway said in an interview. "If I were Sessions, I wouldn't have recalled it either. It was just in passing. He was walking out of the room. A guy he had never met before, grabs him, 'Hey, I'm out on the team. I changed my travel plans to go to Russia.'"