U.S. officials spoke with CNN on Friday and stated that the Russian government tried to infiltrate Trump’s campaign by using his advisers, including Carter Page.
According to the officials, they were not aware if Page knew he was in contact with Russian intelligence officials. This is because of the way Russian officials operate.
Page has denied the accusations that he worked for the Russian intelligence services, stating that he knew that the Russians might share any information they gathered from him with Putin.
“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,” he said, according to CNN.