Dems Request Docs On Potential Deal Over Sanctions On Russia

In this photo released by Kremlin press service on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a fish he caught while fishing during a mini-break in the Siberian Tyva region, a few days ago. (Alexe... In this photo released by Kremlin press service on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a fish he caught while fishing during a mini-break in the Siberian Tyva region, a few days ago. (Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) MORE LESS
March 4, 2019 6:16 p.m.

In its early days, the Trump administration reportedly tried to lift sanctions placed on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine and — later — to its meddling in the 2016 presidential election. During the inauguration, Flynn purportedly told an associate that the sanctions would be “ripped up” as one of the administration’s first acts in office.

None of that came to pass. But with respect to allegations of a quid-pro-quo in which Russia meddled in the election in exchange for some promised benefit (i.e. sanctions relief), the question remains crucial.

House investigators are interested in the following witnesses and entities:

  • Translator for the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting Anatoli Samochornov
  • Private equity executive and cousin of Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg Andrew Intrater
  • Brad Parscale, digital media director for Trump’s 2016 campaign, vendor to the Trump Inaugural Committee
  • Carter Page, Trump campaign foreign policy adviser
  • Venture capitalist, Deripaska-linked Christopher Bancroft Burnham
  • Columbus Nova, Intrater’s company that signed a $1 million contract with Michael Cohen
  • DOJ
  • Former White House Counsel Don McGahn
  • Donald Trump Jr., presidential son and Trump Org executive
  • Eric Trump, son of the president and Trump Org executive
  • Former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince
  • FBI
  • Flynn Intel Group
  • Frontier Services Group, Erik Prince’s company
  • General Services Administration
  • Viktor Vekselberg, Russian oligarch with an American cousin who runs a private equity fund
  • George Nader, Middle Eastern fixer with links to the United Arab Emirates who is cooperating with the special counsel probe
  • Trump Transition
  • George Papadopoulos, former Trump 2016 adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI
  • Hope Hicks, former Trump campaign press secretary and White House communications adviser
  • Trump Org
  • Irakly Kaveladze, Russian-American real estate developer who attended June 2016 Trump Tower meeting
  • J.D. Gordon, Trump 2016 national security adviser
  • Trump campaign
  • Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser
  • Tony Fabrizio, Republican pollster and strategist questioned by Mueller about polling data Manafort shared with pro-Kremlin individuals during the 2016 campaign
  • Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni
  • Tom Bossert, former homeland security advisor to Trump
  • Jeff Sessions, former attorney general
  • KT McFarland, Fox News commentator and short-lived national security council official
  • Steve Bannon, former Trump 2016 CEO and White House chief strategist. Ex-vice-president of the board of Cambridge Analytica
  • Michael Cohen, former personal attorney and fixer for President Trump
  • Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign adviser and briefest-ever national security adviser
  • Michael Flynn Jr., Flynn’s son and an aide on the 2016 campaign
  • The White House
  • National Rifle Association
  • Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
  • Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus
  • Roger Stone, GOP “dirty trickster” indicted for lying about his efforts to obtain Clinton’s emails from WikiLeaks and for interfering with witnesses
  • Rhona Graff, Trump’s longtime personal assistant at the Trump Organization
  • Sean Spicer, ex-White House Press Secretary and Trump administration communications director
  • Rob Goldstone, a British music promoter who worked for the Agalarovs
  • Rick Gates, former Manafort deputy, ex-Trump campaign and transition adviser, now a cooperating witness in the special counsel probe
  • Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-born D.C.-based lobbyist who attended the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting
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