How’s this for a Russia bombshell?
NEW: The Senate’s Russia Investigation Is Now Looking Into Jill Stein. https://t.co/RG7BAOt9S4
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) December 18, 2017
More from BuzzFeed:
Dennis Trainor Jr., who worked for the Stein campaign from January to August of 2015, says Stein contacted him on Friday saying the Senate Intelligence Committee had requested that the campaign comply with a document search.
Trainor, who served as the campaign’s communications director and acting manager during that time, told BuzzFeed News that he was informed of the committee’s request because during his time on the campaign, his personal cell phone was “a primary point of contact” for those looking to reach Stein or the campaign. That included producers from RT News, the Russian state-funded media company, who booked Stein for several appearances, Trainor said.
“Then I was told by Jill just to wait for further instructions,” Trainor said, adding that he was told the campaign would contact him in the next week with instructions, presumably from the Senate Intelligence Committee, for executing the document search, including precise search terms. That has not happened yet, Trainor said.
Stein’s name has also come up in the context of a 2015 dinner hosted by RT in Moscow. Stein sat at the same table as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Michael Flynn, who served as Donald Trump’s first White House national security adviser until he was ousted just 24 days into the job. Flynn recently pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is conducting a criminal investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Welp. This should be interesting.
— Christian Michael (@Bmichaelhimself) December 18, 2017
— Jolly (@jolly1766) December 18, 2017
ohhhhh yes I was so hoping no one forgot about her, did she ever turn in all that recount money she raised?
— DivaDecades (@terisa7) December 18, 2017
Hmmm I wonder wh- pic.twitter.com/L8zhhLhHg4
— fightthepower (@heathencandor) December 18, 2017
I usually hate it when Jill Stein re-emerges from the fray, but in this case, it actually made me laugh.
— Exandral Targuepi (@AliPitargoo) December 18, 2017
— Calvin (@cd4sb17) December 18, 2017
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) December 18, 2017
— (((Political Nerd))) (@Sttbs73) December 18, 2017
Awwwww yeah shit is lit fam https://t.co/hMtD9UGZSs
— A M'fn Pickle in a Santa Hat (@sunnyright) December 18, 2017
We always knew she was shady 😎
— Wanda (@wcsek) December 18, 2017