Carter Page, former Trump campaign adviser that was surveilled, speaks to Tucker Carlson about former FBI director James Comey, former CIA director John Brennan, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
“Things could have turned out so much worse if President Trump had listened to this fake Intel report from Comey, Clapper, Brennan in January 6, 2017. Imagine the potential wars and conflicts that it could have led to,” Page said.
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST: So, how would you like to meet Carter Page? The former Trump campaign adviser was spied on by the Obama Administration. People in the media, a lot of them, have repeatedly suggested he’s a Russian spy. They were egged on on that by politically motivated leaks from our own government, from the DOJ.
Despite all of that, Page has never been charged with a single crime. No crime. And there’s no indication he ever will be. Now, thanks to this declassification order we’ve been telling you about, he will finally get to see why the Obama Administration spied on him.
Carter Page joins us tonight. I always have the same thought every time I see you which is if I were you, I’d be very bitter. I can’t imagine the money you’ve spent. Your reputation has been sullied, to put it mildly. All these (ph) people calling you a Russian spy but you’re not bitter, why is that?
CARTER WILLIAM PAGE, AMERICAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY CONSULTANT, FORMER
TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE: Well, things could have turned out so much worse if President Trump had listened to this fake Intel report from Comey, Clapper, Brennan in January 6, 2017. Imagine the potential wars and conflicts that it could have led to.
CARLSON: Well sure.
PAGE: It’s a massive (ph)–
CARLSON: And you could be in jail (ph) as a Russian spy.
PAGE: –retaliation (ph)–
CARLSON: So, what do you expect to learn from these declassified documents?
PAGE: I think it’s – it’s just going to be a complete laughingstock. You know, this is – every premise, anything that I was ever asked by Members of Congress, the FBI, various other government institutions, it was all just preposterous from the very beginning, so–
CARLSON: They accused you – I mean you graduated from a military academy. You were naval officer. And they’ve accused you, Members of Congress, people in the media, two whole TV channels every day accusing you of betraying your country, how does that – honestly, how does that feel?
PAGE: Well again, I thank – thankfully, we have President Trump’s leadership, you know, working through in terms of, you know, the – the impact it’s had on him and his Administration compare, you know, this is a minute – minuscule problems that I’ve had to deal with so this is–
CARLSON: Well you either have deep religious faith or you’re on Xanax or something because I can’t, you – you know, even this of your temperament is – is amazing to me. If there’s one question in 30 seconds you want answered that these documents may answer what would it be?
PAGE: Well, who’s responsible for all this? There’s obviously a lot of people that had some culpability. But let’s see, you know, who did what to whom and file (ph)–
CARLSON: I can’t wait to find that out.
PAGE: It’s going to be hilarious.
CARLSON: If I had a dollar for every time someone who sat on this set and accused you of betraying America on behalf of Vladimir Putin, I would retire. It’s – it’s really, I don’t even know you. Just for the record, we’ve – outside the studio, we’ve never even met.
CARLSON: But I’m just unprincipled. I’m offended by what’s happened to you.