Green Party candidate asked for documents in Russia probe
BOSTON (AP) — The Green Party’s 2016 presidential nominee says she’s cooperating with a request for documents from a Senate committee probing Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
Jill Stein has acknowledged attending a 2015 event in Moscow celebrating the anniversary of a state-sponsored Russian news organization. The event has attracted investigators’ attention because former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn also attended and sat beside Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Stein says in a statement Tuesday she’s sharing “all communications relevant” to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s mission.
The Massachusetts physician says she accepted an invitation to attend the Moscow event and that her campaign did not receive payment or reimbursement for the trip.
Stein received about 1 percent of the popular vote in the 2016 election.