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Russian efforts to influence President Donald Trump didn’t end with the campaign. Newly released emails show the man who set up the Trump Tower meeting also sent a letter aimed at undermining U.S. sanctions against Russia to Trump’s personal assistant during the transition, who shared those materials with Steve Bannon.

Rob Goldstone is a British music agent who represented Emin Agalarov, son of billionaire construction magnate Aras Agalarov. Goldstone in June 2016, acting on behalf of the Agalarovs, contacted Donald Trump Jr. about a meeting a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower for “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.

On Nov. 28, 2016, Goldstone emailed Trump’s assistant, Rhona Graff, with a proposal. Subject line: “For Mr. Trump.”

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Author: By betsy.woodruff@thedailybeast.com (Betsy Woodruff)