Report: Trump campaign approved adviser's trip to Russia

By Nathan Rousseau Smith, Buzz60

A new report from Politico is shining more light on President Donald Trump's administrative ties to Russia.

The site reports Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski approved Trump's foreign policy adviser Carter Page to travel to Moscow as a private citizen.

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Page was reportedly cautioned against going by the campaign's head of the National Security Advisory Committee J.D. Gordon.

Lewandowski approved the trip on the condition Page wouldn't be representing the Trump campaign. When asked by Politico about the supposed approval for the trip Lewandowski said,

"I don't remember that, but I probably got 1,000 emails a day at that time, and I can't remember every single one that I was sent. And I wouldn't necessarily remember if I had a one-word response to him saying he could do something as a private citizen."

He then said he'd never met or spoken to Page in his life.

The news comes following reports both Page and his supervisor J.D. Gordon spoke with Russia's ambassador Segey Kislyak in July.

You'll remember it was talks with Kislyak that resulted in the resignation of Michael Flynn, and the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions from any campaign-related investigations.

Page will neither confirm nor deny that he met with Kislyak.

"I'm not going to deny."

Page has said he's been asked to preserve any materials relevant to the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the election.

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