Carter Page Says He Told Sessions of Russia Trip

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page told the House Intelligence Committee during a closed-door interview on Thursday that he informed Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the 2016 campaign that he was traveling to Russia. Page recounted the series of events to CNN after he testified in front of the committee for more than six hours, and Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), who is leading the committee’s Russia investigation, confirmed Page’s account. “If I were Sessions, I wouldn’t have recalled it either. It was just in passing. He was walking out of the room. A guy he had never met before, grabs him, ‘Hey, I’m out on the team. I changed my travel plans to go to Russia,’” Conaway said. Sessions previously told Congress that he was “not aware of anyone” from the Trump campaign who was communicating with Russians.