President Trump's angry tweetstorm this morning blasted Democrats, saying they no longer want Carter Page to testify in the investigation into the Russian election meddling, becuse he would counter previous testimony by former FBI and intelligence officials.
As a reminder, The Hill notes, last week, Page, a former adviser to Trump's campaign, said he would testify before the House Intelligence Committee in early June.
Page, who advised Trump on foreign policy, also said he obtained legal counsel.
Page has been the target of lawmakers investigating possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russia during the presidential election.
An intelligence dossier alleged Page met with Russian officials while working for the campaign.
Page said in a letter dated May 23 to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the intelligence panel's ranking member, and Rep. Michael Conaway (R-Texas), who is leading its Russia probe that allegations of Russian interference in the election are false conspiracy theories.
And now it is being reported that Page will not be asked to testify. This has enraged President Trump...
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....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
...case against him & now wants to clear his name by showing "the false or misleading testimony by James Comey, John Brennan..." Witch Hunt!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Of course, we will never know why Democrats decided they do not want to grill Page in their standard '5 minutes of fame' public hearing, but one wonders just what is holding them back from such a spectacle?