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Wed May 24, 2017, 05:43 PM

NYT: Months before the election, U.S. spies learned that top Russians had discussed ways use DT staf

John O. Brennan, the former director of the C.I.A., testified Tuesday about a tense period last year when he came to believe that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was trying to steer the outcome of the election. He said he saw intelligence suggesting that Russia wanted to use Trump campaign officials, wittingly or not, to help in that effort. He spoke vaguely about contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials, without giving names, saying they “raised questions in my mind about whether Russia was able to gain the cooperation of those individuals.”

Whether the Russians worked directly with any Trump advisers is one of the central questions that federal investigators, now led by Robert S. Mueller III, the newly appointed special counsel, are seeking to answer. President Trump, for his part, has dismissed talk of Russian interference in the election as “fake news,” insisting there was no contact between his campaign and Russian officials.

The White House, F.B.I. and C.I.A. declined to comment, as did spokesmen for Mr. Manafort. Mr. Flynn’s attorney did not respond to an email seeking comment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/politics/russia-trump-manafort-flynn.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=65348037&pgtype=Homepage

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Reply NYT: Months before the election, U.S. spies learned that top Russians had discussed ways use DT staf (Original post)
MyNameIsKhan May 2017 OP
MelissaB May 2017 #1
leftstreet May 2017 #2
malaise May 2017 #3
MelissaB May 2017 #4
Amaryllis May 2017 #5

Response to MyNameIsKhan (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:49 PM

1. Perfect gif for this story




Hint: It's the collusion.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:51 PM

2. LOL

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:33 PM

3. Is that orange crush?

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:48 PM

4. It should be!

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Response to MyNameIsKhan (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 11:24 AM

5. And this info was given to gang of 8 which included Ryan and McC.

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