Meeting with Russian Officials

On July 7 or 8, 2016, Carter Page, a specialist in oil and gas production in Russia and one of Trump’s foreign policy advisors, meets Igor Sechin in Moscow. Sechin, who was Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and is a close ally of Putin, is also the Executive Chairman of Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil and gas company.

Sechin proposed transfer of 19% interest in Rosneft to Trump in return for Trump lifting Obama’s 2014 sanctions (Christopher Steele Dossier p. 30 dated 10/18/16). Page admitted publicly that he was in Moscow on July 7 and 8, 2016 (reported on CNN 11/3/17). One of the sanctioned entities believed to be seriously affected by Obama’s 2014 sanctions is Rosneft.

Page sought and received permission from Trump’s Co-Campaign Chairman to make his July 2016 trip to Russia. And while he denies meeting Sechin, he admits he saw a Russian government official and a Rosneft executive during his July 2016 trip to Russia.

Page has also admitted that sanctions “may” have been discussed. Page invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination when he testified before House Intelligence Committee about his meeting in Moscow.