During his just short of seven hour appearance in front of the House Intelligence Committee, Carter Page admitted that he did tell Jefferson Sessions about his upcoming trip to Russia. But Page spent much of the day attacking the Steele dossier rather than talking about his own actions.
And when it came to documents, Page had a frustrating response.
The refusal to hand over any document did not endear page to the members of the House committee who spent a good piece of time trying to explain why “Nothing” was not an offer the committee was willing to accept.
Lawmakers said after the session that Page did not hand over documents they subpoenaed, though
was not clear what material they requested. It was not immediately apparent what steps they would take to obtain the documents. The Senate intelligence panel has also issued him a subpoena.
It sounds as if the Senate is in for a dose of the same frustration that the House experienced on Thursday as Page rambles on, refusing to directly answer questions or to provide any support for his statements. For his own part, Page thinks he hit a home run in the House chambers.
“Now that the truth is getting out there and the domestic propaganda which related to this has been resolved, the truth is now in the process of becoming known, and brighter days are ahead,” Page said.
That’s the 30-second version. Imagine sitting through seven hours.