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Carter Page appears on "Good Morning America", Feb. 6.
The letter appears to undercut the controversial GOP memo authored by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) contending that Page was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the allegedly biased dossier was assembled in research paid for by Democrats.
"First of all, the G-20 summit was in Saint Petersburg that year, and they were bringing together people form around the world, and so a lot of people were from - literally from Australia, U.K., here, everywhere", he said.
The letter, dated August 25, 2013, was sent by Page to an academic press during a dispute over edits to an unpublished manuscript he had submitted for publication, according to an editor who worked with Page.
"I$3 became a liability pretty quick", he said.
White House spokesman Raj Shah told reporters on Monday that the administration would go through the same process it used to decide whether to release the memo authored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.
The New York Times, meanwhile has requested that the government turn over underlying documents that could show exactly what the warrant was based on. The recruiter says he "promised Male-1 a lot" and told him he would use his "connections in Russia" to "push contracts" his way.
"I was a witness to a case they were doing". Page's profile on his firm's website touts his experience with Merril Lynch in Russia, saying he was an adviser "on key transactions" with the top Russian oil and electricity companies. Page says he had subsequent similar meetings, describing them to TIME as "really plain-vanilla stuff".
At issue is whether the federal probe into the Trump campaign's Russian Federation ties is infected with political bias, as Republicans say - or whether the GOP is using deceitful tactics to quash the probe, as Democrats insist.
"If you're talking about obstruction, that's real obstruction of justice - false evidence", Page said Tuesday.