Trump Tweets Attack at Dems Over Carter Page Testimony

Carter Page in Moscow / AP


President Donald Trump attacked Democrats on Twitter Wednesday, slamming them for no longer being interested in testimony from former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

Page sent a letter to the House Intelligence Committee on Monday claiming he had just learned he would be denied the opportunity to testify. He asked to address the committee to clear up what he characterized as "the false or misleading testimony by James Comey, John Brennan, et al."

"In light of the apparent disregard for truthful information at the foundation of the FBI's related investigations last year, it has grown more important than ever that I be afforded the opportunity to explain the truth," he wrote. "In particular, regarding all of the associated nonsensical lies stated specifically against me during the recent testimony by various senior Obama administration appointees. For this reason, I hope that my future testimony might be allowed."

Page was previously expected to testify before the Intelligence Committee in early June.

Trump lashed out at House Democrats on Twitter, presumably after having learned about the change in Page's testimony.

"So now it is reported that the Democrats who have excoriated Carter Page about Russia, don't want him to testify," he tweeted.

"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!" he wrote.

Charles Fain Lehman

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