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Area HS Grad Carter Page One Of Center Figures In Trump-Russia Controversy

Poughkeepsie native Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign, is one of three people the Justice Department is citing as having spoken to the Russian ambassador in Cleveland last summer.
Poughkeepsie native Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign, is one of three people the Justice Department is citing as having spoken to the Russian ambassador in Cleveland last summer. Photo Credit: File

Poughkeepsie native Carter Page is one of several people that the Justice Department says spoke with Russia’s top envoy at last summer’s Republican National Convention, according to multiple media reports.

According to The Poughkeepsie Journal, Page graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in 1989.

He is the founder and managing partner of Global Energy Capital, a company that invests in energy, The Poughkeepsie Journal report said.

The GEC lists its address as a one-family home owned by Allan and Rachel Page, Page’s parents, The Poughkeepsie Journal said.

The Poughkeepsie Journal said Page was one of three people said to have spoken with Sergey Kislyak at a Global Partners in Diplomacy event tied to the convention in Cleveland in July.

Allan Page, who runs a consulting firm in Poughkeepsie, refused to comment when reached by The Poughkeepsie Journal Friday. The newspaper also said that attempts to reach the younger Page were unsuccessful.

In February, Page, a former foreign policy adviser to Bedford resident Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign, told journalist Judy Woodruff in a PBS “Newshour” interview that he had not had any meetings last year with Russian officials.

However, he told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes last Thursday that he had talked with Kislyak at the convention.

According to politico.com, CNN’s Anderson Cooper grilled Page on Friday as the former adviser tried to clarify the nature of his interactions with Kislyak.

Page told Cooper that he hadn’t spoken to Kislyak for more than “ten seconds,” media reports said.

To read The Poughkeepsie Journal story, click here.

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