In 1998, Carter Page left the Navy and got a research fellowship at a foreign policy think tank. He devoted much time to investigations. At that time, he cooperated with Iran desk officer at State Department Chris Stephens.
Page had been working as a government informant in New York for 20 years. Under the Obama Administration, Page was indicted, though he provided with all necessary information about spy ring, while working for FBI, where three Russians participated.
“Well there’s this big thing about masks and unmasking, and I was very lightly masked and there are a lot of problems in that indictment and they really kind of put me out on a limb,” he said.
In 2016, the US called him for taking the stand in the Southern District of New York on the case of three Russians.
“There were so many falsehoods and misrepresentations in their indictment the prior year. I said I am not going to lie in court. Similar to their false court filings, which the DOJ and the FBI has submitted in this case. So it was a long back and forth with them but I told them, I am a man of my word and I’m not going to, you know, provide false testimony like they’ve done. It is very similar between the false testimony which they did and that case against the Russians, and the false testimony which they did a few months later in October of 2016 with their start of the FISA abuse.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website