The Senate intelligence committee is demanding that the National Rifle Association turn over documents related to its connections to Russia, reports The Daily Beast.
According to the Beast’s sources, documents will include materials related to a 2015 trip that the pro-gun group’s top executives, including its outgoing and incoming presidents. Trump-loving former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke was also there.
The Beast’s report was not confirmed by the NRA, which “did not immediately respond to a request for comment.” The top Democrat and Republican on the committee also would not comment.
The connections are being explored after Kremlin operative Maria Butina was indicted. Butina had “sought to use guns as a lever to tilt the Republican Party in a pro-Kremlin direction, creating a political firestorm for the NRA in the wake of her arrest.”
Other Senate committees may also look at the documents. And, if Democrats get control of the House of Representatives, it’s expected they, too, will open investigations.