Russia-connected former Trump adviser Carter Page appeared on Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show on Saturday night to complain about how he’s been treated by the FBI and blame the organization for death threats he’s received.
Page was a foreign policy adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump who was targeted by a FISA warrant after American intelligence became concerned that he was working with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Pirro asked Page whether FBI agents leaked information about his contact with the Russians, and he said that they had.
Good point @jack. Now try asking them how safe they’d feel if targeted by millions of belligerent tweets for years, based on complete lies from the @DNC‘s multimillion-$ #DodgyDossier smear campaign with help from multibillion-$ media conglomerate allies.https://t.co/vzLmafJinp
— Carter Page, Ph.D. (@carterwpage) September 15, 2018
“Similar to what Mr. Manafort’s attorney said yesterday, he had a lot of security threats and various—he’s concerned about his safety,” Page said. “It’s really a terrible shame that instead of thinking about safety of Americans they’re concerned about political agendas. It’s really disgraceful.”
Page went on to blame the FBI for leaking news of his closed-door testimony to the agency and inspire a round of death threats.
“I alerted the FBI to this in March, and sure enough… the following month, after I spent over 10 hours [meeting with the FBI], as was illegally disclosed to the Washington Post, later in the year, sure enough, I actually and additional death threats,” he said.