05.05.17

Chairman Burr and Vice Chairman Warner Statement on Carter Page’s Participation in SSCI Investigation

WASHINGTON – Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on Carter Page’s participation in the investigation into the Russian activities surrounding the 2016 election:

“Three days ago, Carter Page told Fox News he was cooperating with the Committee’s investigation into Russian activities surrounding the 2016 Election.  Today we have learned that may not be the case. 

“The Committee’s April 28, 2017, letter asks Mr. Page to provide requested materials to the Committee by certain dates. Should Mr. Page choose to not provide the material requested by those dates, the Committee will consider its next steps at that time.

“Mr. Page has indicated in correspondence to the Committee that he looks forward to working with us on this matter, and that our cooperation will help resolve what he claims are false allegations. For that to happen, Mr. Page must supply the requested documents to the Committee.  As our letter indicated, the requested documents must be provided in advance of any interviews the Committee may conduct.

“The Committee will continue to pursue its inquiry into issues surrounding Russia’s involvement in the 2016 Presidential election; it is our expectation that Mr. Page will live up to his publicly-expressed cooperation with our effort.”