NRA tells US senator it accepted foreign funds, but used none to back Trump

The NRA tells Sen. Wyden it accepted foreign funds, but used none to back Trump.

NRA General Counsel John C. Frazer told the senator that while his organization did accept money from foreign donors, those funds were not used in election activities. Frazer also noted that the NRA did, at times, transfer money from non-election-related accounts to those used for campaign activity.

“Transfers between accounts are made as permitted by law,” he wrote.

Wyden responded Tuesday to the NRA letter with more questions.

“I appreciate your assertion that the NRA complies with applicable federal laws,” Wyden wrote in a response to the NRA disclosure. “However it is incumbent on lawmakers to not only investigate compliance with the law, but also to ascertain whether present law provides sufficient safeguards to protect the American political process from foreign influence.”

The NRA has pushed back on those reports, saying the organization has not been contacted by the FBI.

In the most recent response to Congress, the NRA said it did not move money from foreign donors into the Trump election effort.

“Our review of our records has found no foreign donations in connection with a United States election, either directly or through a conduit,” Frazer said in the letter to Wyden.

ABC News has been unable locate Torshin for comment.