- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 27, 2017

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page said Thursday he’s a victim of a civil rights crime.

“I’ve been the victim of one of the most horrendous civil rights violations in recent U.S. election history,” Mr. Page said on CNN.

Mr. Page was investigated last year for his connections to Russian officials, and his name was in the leaked dossier concerning the Trump team’s ties to Russia. The FBI recently obtained a warrant for Mr. Page’s communications after leaving the Trump campaign, arguing there was enough probable cause to obtain the warrant.

“There is no probable cause, and there could be no probable cause based on anything I’ve ever done with Russia or any Russian person,” Mr. Page said.

He said he has not been more forthcoming with information because of his concerns of breaking confidentiality.

“I don’t like to discuss confidential dealings. I don’t want to create any issues for people,” Mr. Page said.

President Trump and the administration have denied Mr. Page had any direct contact with Mr. Trump and was not a formal adviser to the campaign.

• Sally Persons can be reached at spersons@washingtontimes.com.

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