A former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign has acknowledged being interviewed by the FBI several months ago.
Carter Page confirmed in a text message to The Associated Press on Monday that he had "extensive discussions" with agents during several interviews in March concerning the investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.
He said the FBI acknowledged he is "a loyal American veteran" but FBI "management" was concerned he did not believe the conclusions of a January intelligence report that blamed Russia for interfering in the presidential election.
The Washington Post first reported the interviews. An FBI spokesman didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.
In a message to CNBC, Page said:
During my extensive discussions with the FBI agents just weeks before Comey's departure, they acknowledged that I'm a loyal American veteran but indicated that their 'management' was concerned that I did not believe the conclusions of the fake January 6 intelligence report. I told them that I learned the lessons from the intelligence failures of the original Dodgy Dossier from 2003 which cost this country thousands of service members lives and over a trillion dollars. Our frank and open conversations gave me confidence that there are still logical, honest individuals at the Bureau who respect civil rights and the Constitution, despite the recent devastating impact on our democracy by self-centered politicians at the top of the Clinton-Obama-Comey regime.