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Report: Trump aide referred to possible Putin meeting in campaign email

Dearborn (L) with Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller . Photo: AP / Susan Walsh

A senior Trump aide sent an email during the campaign referring to an effort to arrange a meeting between Trump campaign officials and Vladimir Putin, CNN reports.

Rick Dearborn, Trump's deputy chief of staff who at the time ran the campaign's policy shop, seemed to suggest in the email that someone identified as "WV" wanted to connect the campaign and the Kremlin, according to the report.

Why it matters: The email was found by Congressional investigators, per CNN. As yet another Russia connection, it's likely to lead to a host of new questions.