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  • FBI obtained wiretap conversations of Kremlin-linked banker who met with Trump Jr: report

    05/26/2018 8:01:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/18 10 | Josh Delk
    The FBI has obtained wiretapped conversations of a Kremlin-linked banker who later met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 presidential election. Spanish national police provided the Bureau with tapes of Russian oligarch Alexander Torshin's phone calls with a convicted Russian money launderer, according to a special prosecutor from Spain's Attorney General's Office, Yahoo News reported. “Just a few months ago, the wiretaps of these telephone conversations were given to the FBI,” according to the special prosecutor, José Grinda Gonzalez, speaking at the Hudson Institute on Friday. Torshin, a close supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, briefly met with Donald...
  • 'Trump's son should be concerned': FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.

    05/25/2018 4:37:46 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 125 replies
    yahoo ^ | Michael Isikoff
    The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, that led to a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during the gun lobby’s annual convention in Louisville, Ky., in May 2016, a top Spanish prosecutor said Friday. Jose Grinda, who has spearheaded investigations into Spanish organized crime, said that bureau officials in recent months requested and were provided transcripts of wiretapped conversations between Torshin and Alexander Romanov, a convicted Russian money launderer. On the wiretaps,...
  • FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump (Seriously?)

    01/18/2018 8:36:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    McClatchy - DC Bureau ^ | 1-18-2018 | PETER STONE AND GREG GORDON
    WASHINGTON -- The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy. FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA, the sources said. It is illegal to use foreign money to influence federal elections. It’s unclear how long the Torshin inquiry has been ongoing, but the...