CNN Exclusive: How a request about Russians made its way from West Virginia to Trump's team

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A West Virginia man who was a former contractor in Iraq proposed setting up a meeting with Russians and the Trump campaign last year to discuss their “shared Christian values,” raising new questions for investigators to explore as part of their Russia inquiry.

Current and former US intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as other intelligence experts, say that Russians sought to employ covert tactics to find entry points into the Trump campaign. And more broadly, experts say, Russian intelligence services have sought to court conservative organizations, including religious groups, to build alliances in the United States.
It’s unclear whether this attempted meeting amounted to such a tactic, or if it was simply an innocent request.
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