Sen Mark Warner Worked With Russian Lobbyist In Effort To Contact Steele

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) used a lobbyist for Russia to try to set up a meeting with Christopher Steele – the author of the so-called Trump dossier.

The lobbyist claimed he could connect Warner with Steele and the Virginia Senator was very anxious to meet with the former British spy.

Fox News reports:

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has been leading a congressional investigation into President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who was offering Warner access to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, according to text messages obtained exclusively by Fox News.

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The story is based on text messages between Warner and Adam Waldman – a lobbyist for Russian billionaire Oleg V. Deripaska.

The text messages reveal Warner wanted to talk with Steele alone without informing other members of the Senate Committee.