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|Born|| June 3, 1971
|Education||United States Naval Academy (BS)
New York University (MBA)
SOAS, University of London (PhD), 2012
foreign policy analyst
Early lifeCarter Page was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 3, 1971, the son of Allan Robert Page and Rachel (Greenstein) Page. His father was from Galway, New York, and his mother was from Minneapolis; Allan Page received bachelor's and master's degrees from Union College and was a manager and executive with the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Company. Carter Page was raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, and graduated from Poughkeepsie's Our Lady of Lourdes High School in 1989.
MilitaryPage is a 1993 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He served in the Navy for five years, including a tour as a Marine intelligence officer in the Western Sahara.
BusinessPage worked as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in London, New York and Moscow (2004-2007). In Moscow, he held the title of vice president and COO for that office's energy and power department, and worked on transactions involving Gazprom and other leading Russian energy companies. According to businesspeople interviewed by Politico in 2016, Page's work in Moscow was at a subordinate level, and he himself remained largely unknown to decision-makers.
After leaving Merrill Lynch in New York in 2008, Page founded his own investment fund, Global Energy Capital; his partner in that venture is former mid-level Gazprom executive, Sergei Yatsenko. The fund operated out of a Manhattan co-working space. Other businesspeople working in the Russian energy sector said in 2016 that the fund had yet to actually realize a project.
Page has also instructed and lectured at the college level, including teaching a course on energy and politics at New York University.
Foreign policyPage was the recipient of an International Affairs Fellowship (1998-1999) from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and has remained a consistent participant and contributor there since his fellowship, for instance with at least 9 panel appearances for CFR events between 2007 and 2009. He has also written columns in Global Policy Journal, a publication of Durham University.
He has expressed views in support of Russian president Vladimir Putin and harshly criticised U.S. policy, and was characterized as "a brazen apologist for anything Moscow did" by a U.S. official. He is frequently quoted on Russian television as a "famous American economist".
Trump 2016 presidential campaignPage was one of five people named as foreign policy advisors by Donald Trump in March 2016. Trump campaign staffers later said, however, that Page had never met or briefed Trump and that he was put on Trump's list of advisors at a time when Republican foreign policy specialists were distancing themselves from Trump.
In September 2016, U.S. intelligence officials investigated alleged contacts between Page and Russian officials subject to U.S. sanctions, including Igor Sechin. Page rejected the accusations and said he would take a leave of absence from Trump's campaign. In January 2017, Page's name appeared repeatedly in the leaked Donald Trump–Russia dossier containing contract intelligence from the former British Intelligence operative Christopher Steele in the employ of a private American firm, which alleged a pattern of close interactions between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, reporting which has continued to engender controversy as of March 2017. In January 2017 Page was under investigation by the FBI, CIA, NSA, ODNI, and FinCEN. Page has said that he has done nothing wrong.
In February 2017 Page stated that he had had not met with Russian officials in 2016 but two days later he appeared to contradict himself and stated that he did not deny news reports that he met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in the same year. In March 2017, Page was called on by the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
In April 2017, it was revealed that the FBI had successfully obtained a FISA court warrant to monitor the communications of Page in application to possible links with the Russian government. 
- Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2016
- Donald Trump-Russia dossier
- Michael T. Flynn
- Paul Manafort
- Roger Stone
[Quote:] Asked to comment on Page’s public statements and campaign role, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said Page was an 'informal foreign policy adviser' who 'does not speak for Mr. Trump or the campaign.' … Sergey Aleksashenko, former deputy chairman of the Russian central bank and former chairman of Merrill Lynch Russia, says that Page did not play a key role at that time. “He was a vice president, and the job of vice president is not to organize deals but to execute,” Aleksashenko said. Merrill Lynch was one of three firms that issued a fairness opinion on the price Gazprom eventually paid the Shell group … Page worked as chief operating officer of Merrill Lynch’s energy and power department in New York … Page has left a trail of blog posts on the Global Policy Journal that has traditional foreign policy experts scratching their heads …