[Ed. – I don’t suppose the Trump lawyers can get Fox and other news outlets to cease and desist. Page has been categorical that he never met with Trump and wasn’t part of his campaign. He’s also been categorical that he never talked to the Russians he’s been alleged to have spoken to in 2016. (But he was probably putting his brief stint on a pro forma “advisory council” for Trump on things like LinkedIn.)]
Donald Trump’s legal team was trying to distance the president from international businessman Carter Page in the aftermath of the 2016 White House race, amid mounting questions about Russia influencing the outcome, according to a letter obtained by Fox News.
Attorney Don McGahn told Page in a December 2016 letter to “immediately cease” saying he is a Trump adviser and to stop suggesting he was more than a short-lived advisory council member “who never actually met with the president-elect.”
Page’s communications were being wiretapped by the FBI at least since last summer because the federal government had reason to believe he was acting as a Russian agent, as first reported by The Washington Post.