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Trump Aide's Email Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe: Report

Trump Aide's Email Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe: Report
Rick Dearborn White House Deputy chief of staff for legislative, intergovernmental affairs and implementation (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:51 PM

Congressional investigators have found an email from a top Trump campaign aide that referenced an attempt last year to connect officials with Russian President Vladimir Putin, CNN reported Wednesday.

According to "multiple sources," the aide, Rick Dearborn, who is now President Donald Trump's deputy chief of staff, sent the email around June 2016.

Before his current role, Dearborn served as chief of staff to former Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions before he was confirmed as attorney general, CNN reports.

Dearborn, according to CNN, sent a "brief e-mail to campaign officials relaying information about an individual who was seeking to connect top Trump officials with Putin."

The individual was identified only as "WV" in the email — a possible reference to West Virginia, the cable network reports.

However, "details about the request and who initiated it remain vague" — and sources told CNN that "Dearborn in the email appeared skeptical of the requested meeting."

The email, CNN reports, was sent around the time of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting arranged by Donald Trump Jr. with a Russian lawyer under the guise of obtaining damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Dearborn "did not respond to multiple inquiries seeking comment" CNN reports.

In addition, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to comment.

"We aren't going to comment on potentially leaked documents," she said.

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