Anderson Cooper Nails Former Trump Adviser Right to the Wall in Explosive New Interview

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Former Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page never once shook Trump’s hand, yet somehow he has claimed he has been in meetings with Trump. Page meant meetings in the Russian sense, however, which are rallies.

In an embarrassing interview with Anderson Cooper on Friday, Page tried to dodge questions by claiming that the two wouldn’t even be having a conversation were it not for leaks to USA Today.

Page said he didn’t attend a meeting with Russians so much as a conference. Cooper asked why Page didn’t clarify to reporter Judy Woodruff that he spent less than 10 seconds with the Russian ambassador. That said, Page did say he was using the “Russian definition” of a meeting, which seemed to mean any joint gathering.

Cooper asked if the “hundreds or thousands of people” who attended a Trump rally could claim they had a meeting with Trump.

“I’ve been in smaller ones as well,” Page clarified.

When Cooper came back from a commercial break, he referred to Page as Trump’s foreign policy adviser, but clarified, “though the definition of an adviser seems to be in some dispute.”

Page also confessed he’s been asked to testify before Congress. “I just got a really nice letter from the Senate Intel Committee asking me to preserve everything,” he told Cooper. “I’m so excited.”

He reiterated his claim that he had been targeted in this scandal because he is a Catholic but said there is a long list of reasons why he was targeted.

Page also had trouble clarifying if he was ever sent a cease-and-desist letter from the Trump campaign.

Watch the brutal interview below:

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