Amid the clamor to figure out the details of Donald Trump Jr.’s secret meeting with Russian government representatives at Trump Tower, one of the key questions is how the attendees all managed to get into the building without being seen by the public or the media cameras perched outside the building. Here’s one crucial detail that may explain everything: Russia-connected Trump campaign adviser Carter Page’s office had a private connecting walkway to Trump Tower.
Carter Page has deep connections to the Russian government, ranging from his involvement with a Russian spy ring in New York in 2013, to his trip to Moscow in the middle of the Donald Trump campaign. There is, as of yet, no evidence that Page attended the Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russia. But his office is in the 590 Madison Avenue building in Manhattan, which has a private walkway directly to the back door of Trump Tower. So if the Trump team or the Kremlin team wanted to get into the building without being spotted by the media, this would have been their easiest way in. Page could have simply let them into his building, allowing them to cross over.
This connecting walkway was first exposed by Seth Abramson back in April (link), which Palmer Report helped cover at the time (link), but the mainstream media showed no interest in picking up the story. Now that we know a treasonous international plot to rig a U.S. Presidential election took place in Trump Tower, that connecting walkway is a more important detail than ever. And there’s more.
Now that we know the collusion meeting with the Russians took place in Trump Tower, we must circle back and take a closer look at the now-infamous Trump Tower Russian email server. Was it related to this meeting? We don’t know. But we do know that the server’s data flow spiked while Carter Page was in Moscow, suggesting a further connection between Page, Russia, Trump Tower, and the meeting in question. We’ll keep digging.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report