Trump blasts Russia probe, urges testimony from former adviser Page

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Posted: May 31, 2017 7:37 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged lawmakers to hear testimony from a former foreign policy adviser as part of their Russia probes, saying Carter Page would counter previous testimony by former FBI and intelligence officials.

"So now it is reported that the Democrats, who have excoriated Carter Page about Russia, don't want him to testify. 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!" Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to the former FBI and CIA directors.

Page is one of several Trump associates of interest to congressional investigators probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and any contacts with Trump's presidential campaign.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey)