To the best of my knowledge, the president of the United States has never met Carter Page.
The video clip tweeted by Scott Dworkin, an MSNBC contributor and founder of the anti-Trump Democratic Coalition, surfaced after Page said during an interview Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America" that he has never had any communication with Trump.
The letter was sent during a dispute about edits on a manuscript Page had written.
After a woman asked him why his Wikipedia page claims he'd never talked to Trump, Page replied: "I made a commitment not to talk about the internal work that I did at the campaign". The committee voted Monday to release the rebuttal, which is now awaiting White House approval.
"First of all, the G-20 summit was in Saint Petersburg that year, and they were bringing together people form around the world, and so a lot of people were from - literally from Australia, U.K., here, everywhere", he said.
"I was teaching a course down Broadway here at NYU and I told them a couple of things about what I was talking about in my course and I gave them notes, or documents, that I gave my students", explained of his exchange with this person.
Around that same time, Page was also being targeted for recruitment as an intelligence source by Russian spies promising favors for business opportunities in Russia, according to a sealed Federal Bureau of Investigation complaint. The speech was aired live by Kremlin-connected Russia Today.
Gidley added that, "While President Trump has the utmost respect and support for the rank-and-file members of the F.B.I., the anti-Trump bias at the top levels that appear to have existed is troubling". "Carter Page is a person who's going out and telling everybody that he was part of the campaign; he had no formal role in the campaign". "So in terms of, when you say, "Giving documents to a quote-unquote spy"... it sounds a lot worse than reality, but that's reality".