In a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a ranking member of the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence, former Trump campaign aide Carter Page made a bizarre reference to women who've come forward with allegations of sexual assault.
In a screenshot of the letter tweeted by Politico's Kyle Cheney, Page wrote that he believes "that if you surveyed Sen. [Al] Franken's (D-MN) harassment victims, a vast majority of them would most likely prefer being briefly groped rather than suffer the severe invasion of privacy and other historic abuses that I've continued to undergo based on the groundless Witch Hunt."
Carter Page just sent a 15-page letter to @SenFeinstein that includes this remarkable line. https://t.co/dCdvSHAEwb— Kyle Cheney (@Kyle Cheney) 1513368516.0
Page has starred in a series of strange interactions with journalists and lawmakers in the last six weeks. In early November, Page appeared on both MSNBC and CNN to try to clear his name amid speculation that he has ties to the Kremlin, only to be accused of "foaming at the mouth" and of being a "malfunctioning droid" by gleeful Twitter users.
After complaining to CNN's Jake Tapper about portions of his House Intelligence Committee hearing being leaked to the press, the committee decided to release the entire 243-page transcript of Page's testimony, which was replete with further reference to the "historic civil rights abuses" against him.
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