The war between Steve Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic and the Democratic Party has taken a new turn as the Senate Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat, Mark Warner, has been caught texting with a Russian oligarch lobbyist. The news has sent shockwaves throughout the political world, as the Democrats have been vocal in their criticism of the Trump administration’s ties to Russia.
The text messages, which were obtained by Fox News, show that Warner was attempting to arrange a meeting with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the infamous dossier on President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. Warner had been seeking to gain access to Steele in order to obtain information about the dossier, which the FBI had been using to investigate the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia.
The text messages also show that Warner was in contact with Adam Waldman, a lobbyist for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Waldman had previously been in contact with Steele, and was trying to arrange a meeting between the two.
The news of Warner’s contact with Waldman has raised questions about the Democratic Party’s commitment to investigating the Trump administration’s alleged ties to Russia. It also raises questions about the role of lobbyists in Washington, and how they are able to influence government policy.
The revelations have sparked a war of words between the two sides, with Steve Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic calling on Warner to resign from the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Democratic Party, meanwhile, has defended Warner, claiming that he was merely attempting to obtain information about the dossier.
Regardless of the outcome of the war of words, the revelations have put a spotlight on the role of lobbyists in Washington and the influence they have on government policy. It is clear that the Trump administration’s alleged ties to Russia have put the Democratic Party on the defensive, and the revelations about Warner’s contact with a Russian oligarch lobbyist have only added fuel to the fire.