FBI Investigates Russian Banker Who Might Have Helped Trump Become President

Apparently, there is an ongoing investigation at the FBI trying to find out if a Russian banker illegally gave money to the National Rifle Association (NRA) as an attempt to help President Donald Trump during the presidential campaign in 2016.

Two sources familiar with the matter told McClatchy that FBI counterintelligence investigators are looking into Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank. But it is not clear how long FBI investigators have been looking into the activities of Torshin, who is known for his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA.

The NRA spent more than thirty million dollars to support Trump in the 2016 presidential election. In exchange for the support, Trump was a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. He frequently expressed the importance of the right to bear arms and the right for American citizens to protect themselves, especially from immigrants arguing that most of the Mexican immigrants in the U.S. are criminals.

Meanwhile, special counsel Robert Mueller continues with his investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election with the possibility of conspiracy between Trump and Moscow. President Trump on several occasions denied any kind of collusion and referred to the investigation as a witch hunt meant to undermine him.

Stephen Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, was subpoenaed by Mueller and apparently, agreed to fully cooperate with the investigation. The subpoena came as a response to Bannon testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, where he said that the White House had instructed him not to talk about his work in the White House or on the president’s transition team.

Also, it was reported earlier this week that White House communications director Hope Hicks is going to be questioned by the House Intelligence Committee regarding the Russian election interference.  

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