NYT: Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates

NYT: Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MATTHEW ROSENBERG, ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO JAN. 19, 2017 WASHINGTON — American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current […]

CNN: Biden confirms Obama, VP were briefed on unsubstantiated claims against Trump

CNN: Biden confirms Obama, VP were briefed on unsubstantiated claims against Trump

By Evan Perez, CNN Justice Correspondent Updated 5:20 PM ET January 12, 2017 (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden confirmed Thursday that he and President Barack Obama were briefed last week by intelligence officials on unsubstantiated claims that Russia may have compromising information on President-elect Donald Trump. CNN first reported that the nation’s top intelligence chiefs provided both […]

NYT: How a Sensational, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Trump

NYT: How a Sensational, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Trump

By SCOTT SHANE, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MATTHEW ROSENBERG JAN. 11, 2017 WASHINGTON — Seven months ago, a respected former British spy named Christopher Steele won a contract to build a file on Donald J. Trump’s ties to Russia. Last week, the explosive details — unsubstantiated accounts of frolics with prostitutes, real estate deals that were intended […]