FBI flagged Moscow-connected Russians attending Trump inauguration: report

FBI flagged Moscow-connected Russians attending Trump inauguration: report
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Several Russians connected to the Kremlin attended events in Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day last year, drawing the FBI's attention, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

Counterintelligence officials with the FBI reportedly expressed concerns about some of the half-dozen Russians, given the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE's campaign and Moscow.

According to the Post, the event attendees included Viktor Vekselberg, a businessman who is friendly with Russian President Vladimir Putin; Boris Titov, a politician running for president of Russia and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer who attended a June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpWhite House calls Democratic witness's mentioning of president's youngest son 'classless' Lawmakers to watch during Wednesday's impeachment hearing Top Democrats knock Trump on World AIDS Day MORE at Trump Tower. 


Veselnitskaya, who Trump Jr. said claimed to have damaging information on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonYang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Top GOP legislator in California leaves party GOP senators request interview with former DNC contractor to probe possible Ukraine ties MORE, attended a party hosted by Rep. Dana RohrabacherDana Tyrone RohrabacherGeorge Papadopoulos launches campaign to run for Katie Hill's congressional seat The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Biden go toe-to-toe in Iowa Ex-GOP lawmakers are face of marijuana blitz MORE (R-Calif.), the newspaper reported.

Titov, meanwhile, told the Post that he attended several receptions, including a ball where the president danced.

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE is leading a criminal investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. So far, his probe has led to two indictments and two guilty pleas.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortGiuliani draws attention with latest trip to Ukraine GOP senators request interview with former DNC contractor to probe possible Ukraine ties GOP fantasies about Ukrainian election 'interference' blow up Trump's impeachment defense MORE and Manafort's former associate, Richard Gates, were indicted on money laundering and tax fraud charges.

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign adviser George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosFeinstein endorses Christy Smith for Katie Hill's former House seat What if impeachment fails? Democrat seeking Katie Hill's former seat nabs endorsement from firefighters association MORE pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Trump has repeatedly claimed there was no collusion, calling Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt.” 

Multiple congressional committees are conducting separate investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.