Fri
Jul 27 2018
02:57 pm

Republican lawmaker’s connections to lawyer who introduced NRA to Russia under scrutiny

Five days ago, the Tennessee Democratic Party stated emphatically that in 2012 Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) met with Alexander Torshin, a now-sanctioned Russian official at the heart of Russia’s efforts to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Blackburn, who is currently running for Tennessee’s open Senate seat, has dodged questions about such a meeting since — but has not yet issued a denial on the topic.

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