Listen: Candidate Trump, Russia And US discussed on Thom Hartmann
"And quote, be origins of an early campaign work. This is still Carter page in January twenty sixteen page began volunteering on an informal unpaid basis for the Trump campaign after Cox a state Republican party official introduced page to Trump campaign officials page told the office that his goal and working on the campaign was to help candidate Trump improve relations with Russia to that end page. Emailed, campaign officials offering his thoughts on US Russian relations prepared talking points and briefy medals on Russia and propose the candidate. Trump. Meet with president bloodier Vladimir Putin in Moscow page ninety eight in communication, with campaign officials page also repeatedly touted his high level contacts in Russia and his ability to forge connections between candidate Trump and senior Russian government officials, for example, on January thirtieth two thousand sixteen page Senate Email to senior campaign officials stating that he had quote, spent the last week in Europe and had been in discussions with some individuals of close ties to the Kremlin who recognize that Trump could have a game changing effect in bringing the end of the new Cold War, and quote, the Email stated that quote through his discussions with these high level contacts page believe that a direct meeting in Moscow between Mr. Trump and Putin could be arranged close, quote page, close the Email by criticizing US sanctions on Russia. And then the rest of that paragraph is redacted deleted by Bill bar. I'm March twenty first twenty sixteen. Candidate Trump formally and publicly identified page, as a member of his foreign policy team to advise on Russia and the energy sector over the next several months page continued providing policy related work product to campaign officials, for example, in April twenty sixteen page provided feedback on an outline for a foreign policy speech that the candidate gave there'd be Trump at the Mayflower Hotel. In may two thousand sixteen page prepared outline of an energy policy speech for the campaign, and then travelled to Bismarck, North Dakota to watch the candidate deliver the speech chief policy adviser Sam Clovis expressed appreciation for Page's work and praised his work to other campaign officials. See cutter pages, July twenty sixteen trip to Moscow pages affiliation with the Trump campaign took on a higher profile and drew the attention of Russian officials after the candidate named him a foreign policy adviser as result in late April twenty sixteen page was invited to give a speech at the July twenty sixteen commencement ceremony at the new economic school in Moscow page ninety nine the any as new economic school commencement ceremony. Generally featured high profile speakers, for example, President Barack Obama delivered a commencement address to the school in two thousand nine any us officials told the prosecutor's office the Muller office that the interest in inviting. Page to speak at any s was based entirely on his status as, as Trump campaigned advisor, who served as the candidates Russia expert, Andrei creek, Avik, and associated pages and assistant professor at the higher school of economics in Russia, recommended that any as rector Schlomo Weber invite page to give the commencement address, based on his connection to the Trump campaign Denis, Clement, Clem, and tov an employee of any s"