Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
A new report from Yahoo News finds the FBI has records of a conversation involving a Russian official who went on to meet with President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Spanish prosecutor. The prosecutor, José Grinda, said of the evidence that Trump Jr. “should be concerned,” according to the report.
Yahoo News reports that the revelation emerged during a talk at the conservative think tank Hudson Institute. Grinda said that the FBI requested the records of the Spanish police’s wiretaps of Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s central bank, who spoke with the Russian criminal Alexander Romanov. According to the report, this conversation, of which the bureau now has a transcrpt, led to a meeting between Trump Jr. and Torshin in May 2016 at a National Rifle Association meeting.
Torshin is reportedly an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The article describes the meeting between Trump Jr. and Torshin as a brief, private dinner. No further details are provided of the meeting or the transcripts, and neither special counsel Robert Mueller’s office not Donald Trump Jr.’s attorney provided comment for the article.