A former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign has admitted that he met with Russian officials during a trip to Moscow in 2016, after denying such meetings in the past.
The advisor, Carter Page, sent an email to at least one Trump campaign aide shortly after the trip, describing his conversations with government officials, legislators and business executives during his time in Moscow, according to a closed-door testimony he gave on Thursday to a congressional panel.
The email was read aloud during the testimony at the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, according to one person familiar with the contents of the message.
The House Intelligence Committee is one of three congressional investigations that are examining alleged connections between the Trump campaign and Moscow. US Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is leading a federal investigation into the issue.
Page downplayed the…