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We’re again testing how much bullshit American politics can withstand: Enter Carter Page. Carter Page’s testimony is filled with bombshells — and supports key portions of the Steele dossier. With Manafort, it really is about Russia, not Ukraine. At least nine people in Trump’s orbit had contact with Russians during campaign and transition. The case for collusion is deepening.