The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee issued a veiled threat to subpoena Carter Page, an old foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign, if he won’t willingly revenues documents for their Russia probe.
Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and ranking Democrat Mark Warner (D-Va.) issued a joint statement Friday saying they learned he might not cooperate because of their April 28 obtain documents within the possession.
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The intelligence panel is investigating Russia’s meddling in the presidential election, including possible collusion with the Trump campaign, and has now begun sending letters to former Trump aides asking them to show over records.
“Three days ago, Carter Page told Fox News he was cooperating when using the Committee’s investigation into Russian activities around the 2016 Election,” Burr and Warner said. “Today we’ve found that is probably not the case.
“The Committee’s April 28, 2017, letter asks Mr. Page to deliver requested materials on the Committee by certain dates,” the senators continued. “Should Mr. Page opt to not give you the material requested by those dates, the Committee will consider its next steps during that time.”
The statement was prompted by way of a letter Page sent the Senate panel brushing business obtain information.
In the letter, reported by CNN, Page suggested investigators comes into the Current to acquire access to his communications, since he was reportedly under surveillance.