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Democrats Ask If Bolton Revealed Any Contacts With Alleged Russian Agent

John Bolton
John Bolton

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Two House Democrats want the White House to say whether National Security Adviser John Bolton disclosed any contacts with Maria Butina, the 29-year-old gun rights activist charged with being a Russian agent, in his security clearance forms.

The request was made by Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform panel and Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the panel’s national security subcommittee, in a letter Monday to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.