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Russian official Alexander Torshin, appearing in Moscow in 2016, was sanctioned by the U.S. government in April, suspending years of travel back to 2009 during which he cultivated ties with American conservatives. Alexander Shalgin/Tass hide caption

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Documents Reveal How Russian Official Courted Conservatives In U.S. Since 2009

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Wayne LaPierre, left, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, speaks at the NRA convention in 2015. A Russian politician who claims to know President Trump through the group says he saw him at that convention. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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The National Rifle Association is responding to a request from a top congressional Democrat over foreign funding amid questions about its possible role in Russia's 2016 election meddling. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton speaks during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, the same year he recorded a promotional video for a Russian gun rights group with ties to the NRA. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian politician Alexander Torshin, standing next to then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, attends a ceremony at the Kremlin in 2011. Torshin is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and says he met Donald Trump through the group in 2015. Konstantin Zavrazhin/Getty Images hide caption

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Depth Of Russian Politician's Cultivation Of NRA Ties Revealed

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