Former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page made a trip to Russia in July 2016 and testified about his contacts in front of the House Intelligence Committee.
He explained that he was flown over by a Russian university on an economy ticket, prima facie evidence it seems to me that there weren’t improper financial dealings. Anyone worth influencing, that you’re trying to influence, you fly at least business class.
However Page notes that he managed to endure the flight thanks to his SkyMiles elite status, leading to speculation that Delta could have been facilitating these contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia… perhaps all a part of Delta’s attempt to ingratiate itself with the President to obtain protectionist measures against foreign airlines.
In which Carter Page brags about his elite status on Delta: pic.twitter.com/Wtj8A4kgkq
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) November 7, 2017
Need I mention that Delta has a history of handing out elite status to politicos as well?