Trump urges ex-aide to testify in Russian probe

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​P​resident Trump on Wednesday urged ​former foreign policy adviser Carter Page to testify in the Russian probes so he could set the record straight on the “Witch Hunt.”

​”​So now it is reported that the Democrats, who have excoriated Carter Page about Russia, don’t want him to testify​,” the president wrote on Twitter. “He blows away their​ ​case against him & now wants to clear his name by showing ‘the false or misleading testimony by James Comey, John Brennan​ ​…’ Witch Hunt!”

Page sent a letter to the ​Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month saying he would cooperate with its investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election and any links to the Trump campaign.

He​ worked as an unpaid adviser to the Trump campaign until taking a leave of absence in September 2016, after a July speech he gave in Moscow critical of the US drew criticism.

Page is among a number of current and former Trump operatives – including former campaign manager Paul Manafort, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and White House top adviser and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner – who are the focus of a number of Russia probes.

On May 9, the president fired FBI director Comey who was heading up the bureau’s investigation into Russian interference in the election.

Brennan, the former CIA director, said he was the catalyst for the FBI investigation. He told a Senate panel on May 23 that the intelligence community picked up Trump associates making contact with Russian officials last summer.