Senate committee investigating Russia asks for documents from Jill Stein

Jill Stein.
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Jill Stein, the Green Party's 2016 presidential nominee, has been approached by the Senate Intelligence Committee and asked to turn over documents as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the election, her former communications director told BuzzFeed News Monday.

Dennis Trainor Jr. said Stein told him about the request on Friday, and he was informed because during the campaign, his personal cellphone was a "primary point of contact" for people who wanted to speak with Stein, including several producers from the Russian state-funded news agency RT who called him to book Stein appearances. Trainor told BuzzFeed News he will likely cooperate, but will first seek legal counsel. When asked by BuzzFeed News what the committee was looking for from Stein's campaign, committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) responded, "collusion with the Russians."

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