The Senate Intelligence committee investigating potential Russian interference into the 2016 election has expanded the scope of its investigation to include Green Party nominee Jill Stein and another as-of-yet unnamed campaign, Sen. Richard Burr said Monday evening. Asked what he was looking for by investigating Stein specifically, Burr said, “Collusion with the Russians.”
Burr confirms SSCI is investigating Jill Stein’s campaign, saying there are TWO campaigns the committee has just started looking at.
I asked what he’s looking for from Stein’s campaign. Trainor also said he believes the committee is particularly interested in Stein’s appearances on RT, Russia’s state television network, which the Justice Department recently ordered register as an agent of the Russian government.
Trainor told BuzzFeed it believes the investigation is “Vilifying anyone who’s ever appeared on or talked with anyone on the RT network.”
Stein has not been a major figure in the Russia investigation, but the Senate Judiciary committee did mention her in a letter sent to Donald Trump Jr. in July, requesting correspondence to and from Stein and other figures in the investigation.
Additionally, Stein has come under fire for attending a 2015 dinner in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.Join The Conversation