In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) Tuesday, the National Rifle Association disclosed that it has received donations from about two dozen people with “Russian addresses,” according to Bloomberg. The organization said it received $2,512 from contributors with Russian addresses between 2015 and April 2018. The donations “may be linked to American citizens living in Russia,” it said. The letter also addressed Alexander Torshin, a “Russian lawmaker and ally of President Vladimir Putin,” who has paid membership dues to the NRA “but has not made any contributions.” The organization’s general counsel, who also signed the letter, said the NRA would not be responding to further requests from Wyden due to their “extraordinarily time-consuming and burdensome nature.” The NRA previously said that it had not received any contributions "connected with Russia."
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