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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.


Host Chris Hayes could hardly believe his ears as Carter Page, a controversial former campaign aide to President Donald Trump, admitted during an MSNBC interview that he’s “probably” on multiple email chains about Russia with George Papadopoulos, who pled guilty after lying to the FBI.

“It may have come up from time to time, again, you know, there’s nothing major,” Page inexplicably admitted to Hayes during the interview.

Page also seemed to briefly forget whether he was a figure during a meeting that came up in the charges against Papadopoulos.

“I don’t think so,” he said, before confirming that he “definitely was not.”

The jaw-dropping interview is full of statements that sound at turns incriminating and evasive. Social media spent the evening hilariously skewering his performance. MSNBC contributor Josh Barro described Page as a “malfunctioning droid.”

Hayes ended the interview by wondering aloud why Page wouldn’t stop talking about the Russia scandal on the airwaves.

“I genuinely hope, Carter, that you are innocent of everything because you’re doing a lot of talking. It’s either admirably bold or reckless,” Hayes said. “But, um, I guess we’ll find out.”

Watch the full interview below.

Chris Sosa is an associate editor at AlterNet. His work has appeared in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Previously, he was a campaign specialist and media spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.


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One response to “Carter Page Says He’s “Probably” On Russia Emails With Guilty Trump Aide”

  1. This is what partisan politics leads to. One often starts out with high ideals, often with a distorted sense of reality, then gets sucked into a vortex of deception, power-play, and urge to be dominant. Soon you submit to irrational perspectives, one’s greed is amplified, and you become more glib and reckless, saying things you ordinarily would know better not to disclose. One becomes haughty and arrogant, as in the case of Tucker Carlson, Megyn Kelly, and Steve Bannon, medical training fails to offer any degree of clarity, as witnessed with Ben Carson.

    When one’s Party becomes obsessed with political power, as with the GOP for example, we have the Nixonian phrase “ratfu_ _ed” taking on a darker aspect. This is evident in the GOP’s “Project Red Map”, an aberrant obsession with artificially redrawing the electoral districts of the entire nation to satisfy its lust.

    A social Darwinian struggle ensues, with a sense of high stakes involving one’s distorted sense of self being at risk leading to a highly competitive life-death struggle.

    Trump’s appearance front and center is making Shoghi Effendi’s warning of America’s corrupt political system clearer, and Russia’s involvement highlights both the depravity of the Communist world-view and our own.

    Carter Page has allowed us to see the effect of the glib factor, along with Trump and Papadopolous.

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