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Tue May 23, 2017, 09:11 PM

Contacts between Moscow and Trump campaign began last summer, ex-CIA chief says

WASHINGTON The CIA received intelligence last summer indicating Donald Trump's campaign aides were in contact with Russian government officials, information that was worrisome enough to pass to the FBI for investigation, former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday.

Brennan said it wasn't clear at the time if the Trump aides were acting as Russian agents or if the "contacts and interactions" were routine and unconnected to a larger effort by Russian intelligence agencies to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

"I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about," Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee in his first testimony since stepping down in January.

He said the intelligence "raised questions in my mind whether the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals."


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imanamerican63 May 2017 #1

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Tue May 23, 2017, 09:15 PM

1. I am no CIA expert......

but I think that they had been in contact w/one anther for several months prior? Trump has said he travel to Russia many of times and Eric even stated that was where they made most of their money from!

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