WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee
Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
requested that the Trump Campaign search for and provide additional documents
to assist in the Committee’s ongoing investigation into matters related to Russian
interference in American elections.
Campaign has provided more than 28,000 pages of documents to the Committee
following keyword searches of emails of 21 campaign associates. Following a
recent bipartisan witness interview, the Senators requested that the Trump
Campaign conduct a similar search of communications involving John Mashburn and
Rick Dearborn, which were not included in the initial document search.
March 27, 2018
VIA ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION
Trump for President, Inc.
On July 19,
2017, we wrote to the Trump Campaign seeking documents. The Campaign has since provided over 28,000
pages of responsive documents, as well as letters detailing the 21 campaign
custodians whose emails were searched and the more than 300 search terms
used. We appreciate the Campaign’s
efforts to comply with the Committee’s document request, including your
willingness to use “additional terms that the Judiciary Committee believes are
necessary to capture all documents within the scope of its request.” We are writing today because we believe
information obtained in a recent Committee interview warrants expanding those
searches to two additional custodians who were not included in the original
effort, John Mashburn and Rick Dearborn.
Doing so will help ensure the Campaign’s production fully responds to
the categories of documents sought in the Committee’s initial letter.
Committee has determined that obtaining their responsive emails, or at least
ensuring that adequate searches have been conducted that would cover these
communications, is necessary for its investigative work. Accordingly, we ask that you apply the full
list of search terms you previously identified to the additional custodians Mr.
Mashburn and Mr. Dearborn.
Please provide all responsive documents by
April 12, 2018.
for your prompt attention to this matter.
If you believe any records responsive to the inquiries above are subject
to any privileges, please provide a detailed privilege log. Please contact Patrick Davis of Chairman
Grassley’s staff at (202) 224-5225 and Brian Privor of Ranking Member
Feinstein’s staff at (202) 224-7703 if you have any questions.
the Judiciary Committee
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While your search terms included the word “Papadopoulos” we ask that you
include the term “Papad*” in the searches of the additional custodians Mr.
Mashburn and Mr. Dearborn, in an effort to account for possible misspellings.