I’ve actually read the entire CP testimony (and no I’m not okay) and I’ve been dying to share some of my favorite passages from it because it was just. too. much.
First off, there needs to be a drinking game in which you take a shot every single time Carter mentions that it’s actually him who was attacked. This dudes reputation should be the top priority of the federal government and should be declared a national emergency.
Moving on, one of the biggest questions I had with Page is, if the meeting had nothing to do with the campaign, why the hell did he share his travels to there with the administration? And I was so happy when they asked about it. This is what he said:
Since when has the military= politics? I’m not a veteran myself but I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t constantly message my higher ups about every aspect of my life if it was not expected of me to do. Does anybody else find this weird? Especially later when they read part of the email
Page constantly would try and talk about facts about every single aspect of the Obama/Clinton conspiracy that “destroyed his life”. Yet, when asked about Russian interference, he suddenly becomes uncomfortable with talking about things that he has no clue about. Which is typical refraction imo.
This part was super interesting to me:
So a little backstory is pretty important to understanding this. Page worked for the Trump campaign until the Dossier was released and his life was “destroyed”. At this point, he lost his job and was apparently going through his savings. Yet, he decided taking a trip to Russia was a good idea at this time?
Speaking of dossier:
He’s seriously good at refraction.
Later, you find out that he was meeting with Hungarian officials which spoiler alert: are very supportive of Russia.
He’s also very careful on how he answers. I mean, how could you forget whether or not you asked for funding with government officials? (see below)
And my personal favorite: A self-possessed scholar who travels the world to talk in front of the top economic colleges, apparently does not understand what hypocritical means.