Sacramento Update

#FBI checking out #Rohrabacher’s ties with #Putin

The FBI says that Russian spies have been trying to recruit Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa.

Rohrabacher has been known for years as one of Moscow’s biggest defenders in Washington and as a vocal opponent of U.S. economic sanctions against Russia.

As a newly appointed special counsel investigates connections between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives, the warning to Rohrabacher shows that the FBI has for years viewed Russian spies, and their allies on Capitol Hill, as a threat to U.S. security.

Rohrabacher was drawn into the maelstrom this week when the news media reported on an audio recording of Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the House majority leader, saying last year, “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump.”

Source: Orange County Register

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