Congressional investigators have found an email from a top Trump campaign aide that referenced an attempt last year to connect officials with Russian President Vladimir Putin, CNN reported Wednesday.
According to “multiple sources,” the aide, Rick Dearborn, who is now President Donald Trump’s deputy chief of staff, sent the email around June 2016.
Before his current role, Dearborn served as chief of staff to former Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions before he was confirmed as attorney general, CNN reports.
Dearborn, according to CNN, sent a “brief e-mail to campaign officials relaying information about an individual who was seeking to connect top Trump officials with Putin.”
The individual was identified only as “WV” in the email — a possible reference to West Virginia, the cable network reports.
However, “details about the request and who initiated it remain vague” — and sources told CNN that “Dearborn in the email appeared skeptical of