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RELEASE: As Trump’s Russian Connections Continue to Come to Light, CAP Action Brief Offers Questions Trump’s Current and Past Inner Circle Must Answer Under Oath
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RELEASE: As Trump’s Russian Connections Continue to Come to Light, CAP Action Brief Offers Questions Trump’s Current and Past Inner Circle Must Answer Under Oath

Washington, D.C. — Day after day, new information pinning Trump campaign and administration officials to previously undisclosed Russian businesses and officials comes to light. While the picture of potential collusion to steal the U.S. election continues to take shape, there are still a great many questions that need to be answered by some of the most important figures in the president’s orbit, now and during the campaign.

The Center for American Progress Action Fund has compiled a list of the most pertinent questions that must be asked, under oath, of some of the most influential and well-connected Trump campaign and administration officials.

“Every day is a new revelation in the ongoing investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia and what he and his associates knew about Russia’s meddling in the plot to steal the U.S. presidential election,” said John Norris, Executive Director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at American Progress Action. “At every turn, Trump and his associates have sought to obfuscate their relationships with Russian officials, which have only to been brought to light through diligent reporting. If the American people are to be told the truth they deserve about a plot to undermine their our democracy, the people named in this issue brief must be asked these questions, under pain of perjury.”

The paper calls for the some of the most influential members of Trump’s inner circle – past and present—to be questioned under oath. Among those people are former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, former campaign manager Paul Manafort, Trump’s own son and son-in-law, who hold prominent positions in Trump’s businesses and the White House, respectively. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump advisor and long-time friend Roger Stone and key Trump campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page are also on the list. For each individual, the paper outlines their relationship with Trump, his administration and/or his campaign, as well as and provides a tailored set of questions each must be asked, the reasoning behind their need for questioning.

Click here to read the issue brief.

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Tom Caiazza at tcaiazza1@americanprogress.org or 202.481.7141.