McMullin: Carter Page a Russian Spy and Part of the Trump Campaign Is a ‘Big Deal’

‘This was the executive branch and the judiciary agreeing that there was cause to believe that Carter Page was a Russian spy’

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MCMULLIN: "Well, it’s important to note that this FISA warrant as reported by 'The Washington Post' says that the government believed that Carter Page was a knowing, clandestine collaborator with a foreign power, that being Russia. That’s a big, big deal and that’s -- that's sort of espionage language for spy. So what they’re saying is that they believed Carter Page was a Russian spy and the court agreed with them. So it wasn’t just the Obama administration or even the intelligence, law enforcement agencies, this was the executive branch and the judiciary agreeing that there was cause to believe that Carter Page was a Russian spy. And of course, he was affiliated with the Trump campaign. And I think when people say that he was an informal adviser -- I want to push back a little bit about that. He was named by then-candidate Trump as an adviser. All presidential campaigns have a range of people offering advice. There’s no shortage of that. Those are sort of informal, they can be informal, people who have no association really with the campaign other than they know people in the campaign, those are what I would call informal advisers. But when you are named by the candidate as an adviser, that’s more than just informal. Carter Page was a part of the Trump campaign and that’s a big deal."

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