Conway denies Trump campaign ties to Russia figure
By DAVID COHEN
Donald Trump’s campaign manager said Sunday that Carter Page, whose nebulous ties with Russia are under scrutiny, is not connected to the Trump campaign.
“He’s certainly not part of the campaign I’m running,” said Kellyanne Conway on Sunday to host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Conway also said of Page: “I have not spoken with him at all, in fact, meaning he’s not part of our national security or foreign policy briefings that we do now at all, certainly not since I have become campaign manager.”
Tapper cited reports that Page — who Trump mentioned earlier this year as one of his foreign policy experts — has been meeting with Russian officials, essentially attempting to conduct diplomatic negotiations with the Russian government. Page has spoken publicly against economic restrictions imposed on Russia by the West.
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