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Rep. Rohrabacher facing scrutiny after report detailing Russian dealings




In this photo taken June 14, 2016, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., participates in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Russia on Capitol Hill in Washington. The 69-year-old, self-described “surfer Republican” has long been a lone pro-Russian voice on Capitol Hill, defending Putin and urging dialogue with the Kremlin. This past spring, Rohrabacher’s position drew support from Donald Trump, who advocates giving relations with Moscow another chance.(AP Photo/Paul Holston)
In this photo taken June 14, 2016, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., participates in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Russia on Capitol Hill in Washington. The 69-year-old, self-described “surfer Republican” has long been a lone pro-Russian voice on Capitol Hill, defending Putin and urging dialogue with the Kremlin. This past spring, Rohrabacher’s position drew support from Donald Trump, who advocates giving relations with Moscow another chance.(AP Photo/Paul Holston)
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There are some troubling new revelations about Orange County Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and his relationship with the Russian government. 

The Daily Beast reported Wednesday that Rohrabacher may have taken direction from Russia when he discussed lifting US sanctions on Russian officials.

This is hardly the first time the congressman's name has come up in the same sentence as "Russia." But Rohrabacher's dealings are being viewed under a new light after it was revealed that two of those with Russian ties that Rohrabacher had worked with had met with Donald Trump Junior and members of the Trump campaign in June 2016. 

For more, Take Two spoke to Nico Hines, London editor for the Daily Beast who has been writing about it.

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