Spanish police have handed over wiretaps of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank and a lifetime NRA member, to the FBI, Yahoo News reported Friday.
The outlet confirmed the news with José Grinda, a Spanish prosecutor who spoke at the Hudson Institute on Friday.
McClatchy first reported in January that Torshin was under FBI investigation for possibly funneling illegal campaign funds to the NRA.
“Just a few months ago, the wiretaps of these telephone conversations were given to the FBI,” Grinda said Friday, referring to conversations between Torshin and convicted money launderer Alexander Romanov.
On Friday, Yahoo News asked Grinda, in the outlet’s words, “if he was concerned about Torshin’s meetings with Donald Trump Jr. and other American political figures.”
“Mr. Trump’s son should be concerned,” Grinda responded.