Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza testified at a Senate subcomittee hearing, chaired by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, and he said post-Putin Russia is 'our task', but asked that the U.S. be honest about what is happening in Russia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza in Congressional testimony Wednesday said working towards a post-Putin Russia is "our task," as asks the U.S. to "be honest " about what's happening in his country. A prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kara-Murza, played a critical role in convincing the U.S. Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act, which imposed visa bans and asset freezes on Russian officials linked to the 2009 death in prison of Sergei Magnitsky, a 37-year-old Russian whistleblower. Despite ongoing investigations into links between Russia and his 2016 campaign team, President Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted allegations of campaign collusion with Russia are "fake news." He has also said that he has no business deals in Russia.