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Feinstein Requests Info on Trump Campaign Aides' Russian Contacts

Feinstein Requests Info on Trump Campaign Aides' Russian Contacts
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 29 November 2017 02:07 PM

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Wednesday asked aides to President Donald Trump's campaign to turn over records of their contacts with Russians during last year's election.

Feinstein sent letters to former campaign officials Carter Page, Walid Phares, Sam Clovis and J.D. Gordon, asking for them to hand over "all documents" to the Senate Judiciary Committee, on which she serves as the ranking member. The panel's chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, did not sign the letters.

In her letter to Page, the senator wrote that while he worked as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, he traveled to Russia "and had several interactions with government officials that you reported back to the campaign. In light of this, we believe that you have information that would assist the Committee in its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and are writing to request documents related to these topics."

Page appeared in the dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent who alleges multiple connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. He previously testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his trip to Moscow, and his appearance in the dossier.

Feinstein made the same request of Clovis in her letter to the former National Co-Chair and Chief Policy Adviser for the Trump campaign, but also asked for records of "efforts to obtain or share 'hacked emails'" from the Democratic National Committee and members of Hillary Clinton's campaign. Clovis reportedly encouraged campaign aide George Papadopoulos to meet with Russian officials during the election.

The president and his former aides have denied any collusion with Russia.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Wednesday asked aides to President Donald Trump's campaign to turn over records of their contacts with Russians during last year's election.
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