Russian social media conglomerate gave information about Trump campaign to Senate investigators: report
US President Donald Trump (right) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/JORGE SILVA)

Russian social media monolith Vkontakte has provided information to the Senate Judiciary Committee about one of their senior executives allegedly communicating with Donald Trump's presidential campaign.


As Talking Points Memo reported Wednesday evening, Vkontakte, a company similar to Facebook, "appears to be cooperating with the Senate Judiciary Committee by providing documents related to communication between Russian nationals and Dan Scavino, a Trump campaign staffer who now works as the White House social media director."

Scavino was reportedly also in contact with British publicist Rod Goldstone after the infamous Trump Tower meeting between top campaign aides and Russian nationals in June 2016.

TPM notes that although the content of the Vknontakte documents is unclear, "previous reports in the press have detailed emails exchanged in 2016 between Konstantin Sidorkov, VKontakte’s director of partnership marketing, and Scavino."

Last month, the Washington Post reported on the messages between Sidorkov and Scavino based on interviews with people familiar with the exchange. Sidorkov reportedly told Scavino in an introductory email that he could make Trump "the top news in Russia," though it's unclear if the aide responded.