On his MSNBC program last night, Chris Hayes welcomed a familiar guest, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.
In a season where “former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser” is not the safest title to have, Hayes opened the segment with a cutting “joke.”
“Congratulations for not being indicted,” said Hayes at the opening of his interview.
“Of course not,” said Page, who probably didn’t think the remark was very funny.
“You’re a free man,” added Hayes.
The interview then launched into Page’s connection with a different former Trump foreign policy adviser — George Papadopoulos — who we learned yesterday pleaded guilty to charges of making false statements to the FBI earlier this year.
And turns out — Page did have a relationship with Papadopoulos.
“We met briefly a couple times early in the campaign, yeah,” he told Hayes before also admitting that he “could have been” on Russia-related emails with Papadopoulos.
Regular viewers of Hayes’ show “All In” will likely remember Page from an interview back in March and his tortured answer to whether he had met the Russian ambassador to the U.S. at the time, Sergey Kislyak.
“I’m not going to deny that I talked to him,” said Page in March. “I will say that I never met him anywhere outside of Cleveland. Let’s just say that much.”