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Former Trump Adviser Carter Page Hails Comey Dismissal

In a Wednesday morning statement, former adviser to President Trump, Carter Page—who is involved in a federal investigation regarding his ties to Russia—hailed the commander in chief’s decision to dismiss the director of the FBI. “It is encouraging that further steps toward restoring justice in America have been taken with the termination and removal from office of FBI Director James Comey yesterday,” he wrote. Notably, several of the Trump affiliates involved in the Russia probe received subpoenas Tuesday; it’s not yet clear if Page was one of them. Page said Trump’s “strength and judgment in holding senior officials accountable for wrongdoing stands in stark contrast to last year, when ordinary private citizens outside of Washington like myself were targeted for exercising their constitutional rights.” Page also called all allegations linking him to Russian meddling in the presidential election “completely fake,” adding that Comey “vigorously perpetuated” them during public testimonies.