Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Former Trump Surrogate And Press Officer Boris Epshteyn To Be Questioned In Russia Probe

Trump's former surrogate and press aide, Boris Epshteyn, known mostly for rubbing his colleagues the wrong way, has joined the long list of Trump associates who have been contacted by investigators probing Russian interference in the U.S. election.

Epshteyn, a Trump campaign adviser who briefly served in the White House communications office has received a request for information and testimony from the House Intelligence Committee.

Epshteyn's lawyer provided a brief statement...

"Like many others, Mr. Epshteyn has received a broad, preliminary request for information from the House Intelligence Committee. This is a voluntary request. Mr. Epshteyn has not been subpoenaed nor do we anticipate that he will be. We have reached out to the Committee wth several follow up questions and we are awaiting their response in order to better understand what information they are seeking and whether Mr. Epshteyn is able to reasonably provide it."

Epshteyn, an attorney who was born in Moscow and emigrated to the U.S. as a child, was introduced into the Trump clan when he befriended Eric Trump as a student at Georgetown.

He was dismissed from the White House just two months after Trump's inauguration after an article in Politico reported Epshteyn was unwelcome at cable news outlets due to his boorish behavior in the station's green rooms, threatening bookers and pissing off producers.

In other words he is an extremely unpleasant person.

Epshteyn would be the seventh Trump associate whose activities are being examined in the rapidly widening Congressional investigation into Trump/Russia ties.

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