According to a CNN report, Russian operatives sought to “infiltrate” the Trump campaign through its advisers, using “backdoor channels.” Citing U.S. officials, CNN reports that FBI intelligence-gathering led to the conclusion. One such adviser was Carter Page, but it was unclear whether Page knew he was being used by the Russians. It is possible, the network reported, that Page “unknowingly” spoke with Russian operatives. “My assumption throughout the last 26 years I’ve been going there has always been that any Russian person might share information with the Russian government... as I have similarly done with the CIA, the FBI and other government agencies in the past,” Page said.
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