Lawmakers seek to interview Trump secretary in Russia probe

Lawmakers seek to interview Trump secretary in Russia probe
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Lawmakers are seeking to interview President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE's longtime secretary, Rhona Graff, as part of their investigation into Russian election meddling, ABC News reported. 

Graff, a senior vice president of the Trump Organization, remains a key contact and gatekeeper for Trump among his associates and staff.

"The committee has cast and will continue to cast a wide net," said Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrOvernight Cybersecurity: Trump poised to allow release of intel memo | GOP chair threatens to subpoena DHS over Kaspersky docs | Pompeo defends meeting Russian spy chief Furor grows over Nunes intel memo Pelosi calls on Ryan to oust Nunes over ‘bogus’ memo MORE (R-N.C.), who is leading the chamber's investigation into Russian efforts to influence the presidential election.

Graff was mentioned in the email chain that Donald Trump Jr. released about a meeting last year at Trump Tower with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Trump Jr. took the meeting after he was promised damaging information on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts report Warner attempted to talk to dossier author Poll: Nearly half of Iowans wouldn’t vote for Trump in 2020 Rubio on Warner contact with Russian lobbyist: It’s ‘had zero impact on our work’ MORE

British publicist Rob Goldstone, who helped arrange the meeting, in one of the emails suggested that the dirt on Clinton could be given directly to Trump through Graff.

"I can also send this info to your father via Rhona," Goldstone wrote to Trump Jr. "But it is ultra sensitive so wanted to send to you first." 

Trump Jr. and Veselnitskaya have since said the meeting was actually about Russian adoption policy.

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said that "since [Graff's] name is in the email, people will want her to answer questions."

"If you go into Trump Tower, you're going to mention her name." 

Graff, who has not been accused of any wrongdoing, has worked at Trump Tower for more than 30 years. She often received and responded to emails on behalf of Trump, who claims to not use email, ABC News learned from sources close to the president.

Trump reportedly would write on printouts of emails provided to him by Graff, who would then respond electronically.