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The NRA received donations from Russian nationals

The NRA received donations from Russian nationals”

Roughly $525 came from "two individuals who made contributions to the NRA", NRA general counsel John Frazer wrote in the letter, which was first reported Wednesday by NPR. "During that time, the NRA received a total of approximately $2512.85 from people associated with Russian addresses (which may include USA citizens living in Russia), or known Russian nationals living in the United States". But in a letter to Wyden sent Tuesday, the NRA said it had provided all the facts required to satisfy any "legitimate concerns".

"Steven Hart, an outside counsel for the NRA, had said previously in an interview with ABC News that the NRA had received just one contribution from a Russian individual between 2012 and 2018".

"Finally, we have no Russian nationals in any of our major donor programs", the NRA letter said.

Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from OR, questions witnesses during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on election security in Washington, D.C., March 21, 2018. Wyden told ABC News the senator is considering making a push for "additional oversight actions" in light of what the aide characterized as an inadequate response to recent inquiries. US authorities are reportedly investigating whether the group funneled Russian funds into the 2016 presidential election.

Read the NRA's full letter below.

The NRA has been revising its statements on the question of foreign donations.

The NRA acknowledged that Torshin, a Kremlin-linked politician, is a life member of the NRA, and has been since 2012. "This just supercharges it".

McClatchy D.C. reported in January that the FBI was investigating whether Torshin sought to funnel money to the NRA to help President TrumpDonald John TrumpHeitkamp says Trump asked her to switch parties Trump to meet with GOP leaders at White House on Wednesday: report Ex-acting deputy AG Boente was asked to interview with Mueller: report MORE win the 2016 election. During the last campaign cycle, the NRA spent more than $50 million, including $30.3 million to support Republican candidate Donald Trump, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. In the latest letter, the group said it was "reviewing our responsibilities with respect to" Torshin after he was added to a list of Russians under USA sanction last week. The NRA did not immediately respond to questions about what that review might entail or what actions might be taken.



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