2016 ELECTION/CAMPAIGN/POLITICS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump, amid questions about his campaign’s ties to Russia during the 2016 election, met Tuesday with Dana Rohrabacher, a California congressman so well-known for his pro-Russia views that he has been referred to as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ‘favorite congressman.’
Ken Grubbs, a spokesman for Rohrabacher, declined to disclose the focus of the Oval Office conversation, calling it ‘a general conversation at the President’s invitation.’
‘We have nothing more than that,’ Grubbs said
A statement from Rohrabacher’s office Tuesday evening said the meeting lasted 45 minutes and included White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon.
In the statement, Rohrabacher said Trump was ‘keen’ on his proposal to create a visa program that he said would help pay for Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico.”
-Dan Merica, “Trump meets with ‘Putin’s favorite congressman’ as Russia story swirls,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, April 5, 2017