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Former CIA officer says Carter Page is ‘chump change’ in Russia collusion probe, ties go higher in Trump circle

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If there was just some darn evidence…

The left is still banging the drum about possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, despite top Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s blunt admission this week that there is still no evidence to support the claim.

Trump adviser Carter Page finds himself at the center of the trumped-up controversy, pardon the pun, after the Senate Intelligence Committee hinted this week that he may be subpoenaed if he refuses to provide a list of his contacts with Russian officials and turn over any emails or other communications with Russians.

But a former CIA officer says  Page is “chump change,” suggesting someone higher up will be indicted.

…for something there’s no current evidence of.

“Look, the reason Carter Page is being featured is because he’s prominent in the press, not because he’s the most prominent target of the FBI,” Philip Mudd said Friday in an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

“I think there will eventually be an indictment,” the former deputy director of the CIA’s counterterrorism Center said. “Somebody going to be indicted. I don’t know if it’s going to be Carter Page. I think he’s chump change. I think it’s someone higher up.”

Channeling his inner-Water Gate, Maher responded by suggesting Page could “flip on the people higher in the food chain.”

Mudd agreed with the assessment, after speculating that the FBI’s “got to have a significant amount of intercept.”

“You are going to get, as you say, people are going to flip because you’re going to walk in and say, ‘Son, you either get a federal charge or you’re going to talk,'” he said. “That person is going to go home to their wife and kids and say, ‘I don’t want three hots and a cot in the federal pen. I’ll talk.'”

Tom Tillison

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