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Wed May 24, 2017, 04:34 PM

Carter Page backtracks on House hearing date

Source: Politico

By AUSTIN WRIGHT and KYLE CHENEY 05/24/2017 04:23 PM EDT

Carter Page appears to have jumped the gun when he told ABC News he would appear June 6 before the House panel investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

President Donald Trump’s former campaign foreign policy adviser backtracked in response to questions from POLITICO, saying the hearing date was not yet finalized. Members of the House Intelligence Committee also declined to say that a firm date had been set. “Details still being worked out,” Page said of his testimony next month. “We’ll see.”

Members of the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, seemed taken aback when informed of the ABC News report, saying they had not heard about a hearing date being set.

“I know he was certainly on our list of requests,” said Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), a member of the panel. “I hadn't heard that he had confirmed.” A spokesman for Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the panel's top Democrat, said he could not confirm or comment on the hearing date.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/24/carter-page-house-russia-hearing-date-238784

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