President Donald Trump chided Democrats Wednesday morning after Fox News broadcast a story reporting that Democrats revoked former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page’s invitation to testify before Congress about his potential ties to the Russian government.
Page, who advised the Trump campaign on foreign policy issues, is one of a handful of individuals with ties to the president who find themselves at the center of ongoing investigations examining the possibility of collusion between the Kremlin and the president’s election team.
Page has denied that he had any inappropriate contact with Russian officials and on Monday, wrote a letter to Congress complaining that he might not be allowed to testify to that effect.
“So now it is reported that the Democrats, who have excoriated Carter Page about Russia, don’t want him to testify,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “He blows away their case against him & now wants to clear his name by showing ‘the false or misleading testimony by James Comey, John Brennan…’ Witch Hunt!”
The president’s post was seemingly a response to a brief segment on the Fox News morning show “Fox & Friends,” known to be a favorite of Trump’s, of which Page’s letter was the subject. The panel of hosts on the conservative-leaning program appeared incredulous that Democrats might not allow Page to testify.