- Sen. Chuck Grassley is requesting an interview with lobbyist Adam Waldman
- Waldman emerged as a key figure in the Russia investigation
- Grassley posed 11 questions to Waldman regarding his connections with dossier author Christopher Steele
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is requesting an interview with a Washington-based lobbyist who served as an intermediary between a Democratic senator and two key figures in the Russia investigation, dossier author Christopher Steele and Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
“The nature and extent of the relationship between Mr. Steele, Mr. Deripaska, and you are of potential relevance to the Committee’s work,” Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican, wrote Monday to the lobbyist, Adam Waldman.
Waldman emerged earlier this month as a figure in the Russia investigation after it was revealed that he exchanged text messages last year with Virginia Sen. Mark Warner regarding Steele and Deripaska.
Warner is the top Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which is also investigation Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
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