Report: Former Trump adviser Carter Page bragged about ties with the Kremlin

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page bragged about being an adviser to the Kremlin in a letter according to a new report.

The letter, obtained by TIME, was sent to an academic publishing house amid a dispute over an unpublished manuscript that he submitted for publication.

“Over the past half year, I have had the privilege to serve as an informal advisor to the staff of the Kremlin in preparation for their Presidency of the G-20 Summit next month, where energy issues will be a prominent point on the agenda,” says the letter from August 25th, 2013.

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One-time advisor of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump Carter Page addresses the audience during a presentation in Moscow, Russia, December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
One-time advisor of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump Carter Page addresses the audience during a presentation in Moscow, Russia, December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
One-time advisor of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump Carter Page addresses the audience during a presentation in Moscow, Russia, December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: Carter Page, walks away after speaking to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee conducting an investigation into Russia's tampering in the 2016 election. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 12, 2016: Carter Page, Global Energy Capital LLC Managing Partner and a former foreign policy adviser to U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, makes a presentation titled ' Departing from Hypocrisy: Potential Strategies in the Era of Global Economic Stagnation, Security Threats and Fake News' during his visit to Moscow. Artyom Korotayev/TASS (Photo by Artyom Korotayev\TASS via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee conducting an investigation into Russia's tampering in the 2016 election. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 12, 2016: Carter Page, Global Energy Capital LLC Managing Partner and a former foreign policy adviser to U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, makes a presentation titled ' Departing from Hypocrisy: Potential Strategies in the Era of Global Economic Stagnation, Security Threats and Fake News' during his visit to Moscow. Artyom Korotayev/TASS (Photo by Artyom Korotayev\TASS via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee conducting an investigation into Russia's tampering in the 2016 election. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Carter Page arrives at the courthouse on the same day as a hearing regarding Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer and confidante for President Donald Trump, at the United States District Court Southern District of New York, April 16, 2018 in New York City. Cohen and lawyers representing President Trump are asking the court to block Justice Department officials from reading documents and materials related to Cohen's relationship with President Trump that they believe should be protected by attorney-client privilege. Officials with the FBI, armed with a search warrant, raided Cohen's office and two private residences last week. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - George Stephanopoulos interviews Carter Page, former foreign-policy adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 Presidential campaign, on 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, February 6, 2018, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, CARTER PAGE
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GOOD MORNING AMERICA - George Stephanopoulos interviews Carter Page, former foreign-policy adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 Presidential campaign, on 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, February 6, 2018, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, CARTER PAGE
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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: Carter Page, walks away after speaking to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee conducting an investigation into Russia's tampering in the 2016 election. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee conducting an investigation into Russia's tampering in the 2016 election. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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TIME reports that Page “sat in on and contributed to a few round-table discussion with people from around the world” that year.

He describes the meeting as quote “really plain-vanilla stuff."

“Does that make me an evil villain, as some of your sources would like to have you think?” Page told Time.

Page has been at the center of a GOP memo released Friday, that alleges the Department of Justice presented the so-called Steele dossier in order to obtain a surveillance warrant on Page.

Last year the former Trump campaign adviser testified before the House Intelligence Committee in the panel’s probe into Russia’s election interference, where he admitted he suggested the then-candidate Trump to visit Russia in the midst of the campaign.

Page has denied any wrongdoing related to Russia and has not been charged with any crimes.

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