Dems Request Docs On Potential Changes To Ukraine Plank Of 2016 GOP Platform

March 4, 2019 6:18 p.m.

During the 2016 Republican National Convention, the traditionally hawkish party’s platform was changed behind the scenes to remove a plank which supported supplying the Ukrainian Army with American weaponry.

The question here is less whether it’s in the U.S. or Russia’s national interest to supply or not supply the Ukrainian army with American weapons. Rather, investigators appear to be focused on whether the change occurred as part of a grander quid-pro-quo with Russia, or if it came as part of some other aspect of Russian influence on the campaign.

House investigators are interested in the following witnesses and entities:

-Brad Parscale, digital media director for Trump’s 2016 campaign, vendor to the Trump Inaugural Committee

-Carter Page, Trump campaign foreign policy adviser


-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


-Flynn Intel Group

-General Services Administration

-George Nader, Middle Eastern fixer with links to the United Arab Emirates who is cooperating with the special counsel probe

-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, lawyer and former Trump Homeland Security Advisor 

-Jeff Sessions, former attorney general

-KT McFarland, former Fox News talking head and former deputy to Michael Flynn on the National Security Council 

-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 U.S. national security adviser

-Michael Flynn Jr., Flynn’s son and an aide on the 2016 campaign

-National Rifle Association

-The White House

-Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman awaiting sentencing for tax and bank fraud

-Reince Priebus, former RNC chairman and White House chief of staff

-Rhona Graff, Trump’s longtime personal assistant at the Trump Organization

-Sean Spicer, ex-White House Press Secretary and Trump administration communications director

-Rick Gates, former Manafort deputy, ex-Trump campaign and transition adviser, now a cooperating witness in the special counsel probe 

-Rinat Akhmetshin, Russian-American lobbyist who attended the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting

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