Richard Burr

Intelligence showed contacts between Moscow and Trump campaign last summer, former CIA chief says

Intelligence showed contacts between Moscow and Trump campaign last summer, former CIA chief says

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.

Brennan’s first public accounting since he stepped down in January shed new light on the political scandal that has dogged President Trump since before he took office and...

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