Trump campaign worked with Russian Federation to damage Clinton
- Author: Larry Hoffman Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 18:06
Now, the network is reporting that there's new information about Trump associates having contact with suspected Russian operatives that point to collusion regarding the release of damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
He would not say whether the probe has turned up evidence that Trump associates may have schemed with Russians during a campaign marked by e-mail hacking that investigators believe was aimed at helping the Republican defeat his Democratic rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
On Monday the FBI's director James Comey revealed there was an investigation into Trump's ties to Russian Federation and election interference.
The FBI is reviewing information that includes human intelligence, accounts of in-person meetings, and travel, business, and phone records, the officials told CNN.
In addition, the House intelligence committee's ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff, has renewed his party's calls for an independent probe of Trump campaign links to Russian Federation. Anticipating TV-news commentary to follow, Comey noted: "Some folks may want to make comparisons to past instances where the Department of Justice and the FBI have spoken about the details of some investigations".
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The FBI can not yet prove that collusion took place, but the information suggesting collusion is now a large focus of the investigation, the officials said.
Since then, the White House and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have declined to comment.
The investigators are still reviewing and analysing the information and are looking for any indications of a potential cooperation, USA officials said. Schiff also said he had seen "more than circumstantial evidence" that Trump associates colluded with Russian Federation. Some Russian officials have also changed their methods of communications, making monitoring more hard, the officials said.
According to officials at UT, the forum is to "discuss key national security challenges" that face intelligence and law enforcement agencies as they try to detect and disrupt US terror threats and attacks.
Investigators continue to analyze the material and information from multiple sources for any possible indications of coordination, according to U.S. officials. However, they also said that other forms of surveillance of Trump and associates are not ruled out.