Carter Page won’t say who brought him to Donald Trump, but we’ve confirmed it was Jeff Sessions

Carter Page spent his CNN interview today refusing to tell host Jake Tapper just who it was who first brought him to Donald Trump. Page, who has a history of lying in such interviews, insisted it was not Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. He also implied it was not Republican operative Sam Clovis. But Page seems to be unaware that it was revealed long ago who first introduced him to Trump. In fact Palmer Report has already confirmed it.

Back on March 3rd of 2017, Palmer Report published this article (link) confirming that it was Jeff Sessions, who was then a Senator from Alabama, who first introduced Carter Page to Donald Trump. Our source: an obscure old article published online by a local CBS television affiliate in Alabama, back when Page first joined the fray.

The headline of the WHNT 19 Alabama article reads “Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions arranges meeting between Donald Trump, influential Republicans.” Then the article goes on to explain that those influential Republicans were “counter-terrorism expert Walid Phares, energy consultant George Papadopoulos, former Defense Department inspector general Joe Schmitz, managing partner of Global Energy Capital Carter Page and former Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg.”

So there you have it. An article from March 21st of 2016 confirmed in plain sight that it was Jeff Sessions who first introduced Donald Trump to Carter Page, at a meeting Sessions arranged. As you can see on the WHNT 19 website, not only is it a CBS News affiliate, it also lists its article as having been taken from the CNN Wire (link). So this is as reliable as it’s going to get.

In other words, it was definitely Jeff Sessions – now the Attorney General – who first introduced Carter Page to Donald Trump. As for the question of who dropped Page into Sessions’ lap to begin with, that’s less clear. But back in February we did report that there was at least some evidence Sessions’ then-Senate chief of staff Rick Dearborn was the one who brought Page to Sessions (link). If you’re wondering, Dearborn is now a deputy chief of staff in Trump’s White House. Contribute to Palmer Report

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  1. Lu on April 12, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Should’nt this call sessions into question?

  2. Kim on April 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Bill you have an amazing mind. Thank you for all your articles

  3. Saras on April 12, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Jeff Sessions is a racist, purgering, evil little #@$%er. I am glad thousands of lawyers are calling for his disbarment. Keep emailing the US AG office for his resignation!

  4. TAllen on April 13, 2017 at 3:37 am

    Maybe Sessions was the dupe (again) and Trump had known Page from long before.

  5. Del on April 13, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Cocktail parties, six degrees of separation and the resulting forensics..

  6. Katrina Cordeiro on April 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Various Politco articles have said that Richard Burt, Center of National Interest, referred the foreign policy team to Session in March 2016. I’ve mentioned this before. The meeting between House Republicans, Sessions, international Ambassadors, Trump and Richard Burt occurred at the Mayflower Hotel venue in March 2016, as well.

  7. Trish Wall on April 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    You have just made me a very happy woman! Contribution coming tomorrow. Thanks so much!

  8. Marc Kroll on April 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Other sites say it was Lewandowski. Sessions could also be involved. I hate that this shit is sort of ‘fun’. We all want to see the perp walks.

  9. Mark on April 13, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Carter Page is one wacky dude…he’s the kinda guy that gets pulled over by a cop and when the officer asks him if he knows why he pulled him over, page says “I don’t have any coke in the trunk…”

  10. Adriana on April 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    It’s a MOB!

  11. popbijoux on April 13, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    You guys, it’s the white supremacy network!!!! That guy Richard Spencer went to school with meth face Stephen Miller. Stephen Miller was an aide to Sessions. The king of the “globalist” neo-crusades ideology is Alexandr Dugin who is Putin’s ideologue. Dugin converted all the white suprems. Richard Spencer has a Russian flag on his twitter and he was praised on Facebook by Dugin. I think [hunch – not facts ] he is leading all the trolling networks that have been creating these memes since day 1 waaay before the election. Somebody has got to connect the white suprem network, I bet they are “sleeping cells” for the russians. It’s too coordinated to be casual sympathizing.

    • Mary Kim on April 14, 2017 at 7:00 am

      My hunch agrees with yours. That’s the connection with the far-right movements in Europe and the UK too. The other day I saw a headline — did not read article or save link — that possible interference happened in the UK’s Brexit vote as well. Whether the white supremacist network was truly leading or just being tapped by opportunists even more nefarious than they, and with their own objectives, is still a lingering question. One day, after all the arrests are made and the perps are imprisoned for the actionable aspects of their crimes, maybe this part of it will be brought to light.

    • mary milburn on April 14, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Great connect the dots ! That’s why Bannon was brought in , now he is no longer needed and on his way out. Russia will be bypassed if the pipeline is not run through Syria and redirected toward Russia. Exxon mobile has a stake in that pipeline. This animosity between US and Russia is a farce

  12. Greg Olson on April 14, 2017 at 5:21 am

    What are the chances Sessions colluded with Russia? 100%. Sessions represents what is charitably called the “Lost Cause”. His every instinct tells him to be loyal to the Confederacy first and foremost. That’s not too big of a problem if he’s employed at the local Jiffy Lube but he’s an Attorney by trade and and was a US Senator for years. Now he’s the Attorney General. Not the Attorney General of the Confederacy or the Attorney General of Trump. It’s his job to represent the established laws of the United States judiciously. Everything he did in the Senate and as an Attorney was in the service of the Lost Cause. In other words he worked hard to undermine the laws of the land and established Court precedent he felt wouldn’t exist in his fictional Confederacy. The Russians knew how anti-American Sessions is and being a traitor for a real country isn’t a big ask for a person who has made a career of betraying his country.

  13. mary milburn on April 14, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you so much for your accurate reporting. I would love to fund you but am on a small fixed income. I would love to see Sessions bite the dust, he is a corrupt evil man. Actually they all are !

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