According to US Officials he FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
The FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, according to one source.
Now the FBI is investigating that information, which includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings, according to those U.S. officialsthat information, which includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings, according to those U.S. officials.
That information is raising the suspicions of FBI counterintelligence investigators that the coordination may have taken place, though officials cautioned that the information was not conclusive and that the investigation is ongoing.
On Monday Comey said the FBI began looking into possible coordination between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian operatives because the bureau had gathered “a credible allegation of wrongdoing or reasonable basis to believe an American may be acting as an agent of a foreign power.”
Well, White House did not released any statement regarding it neither FBI.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer was of the view that there is no such evidences to proof this after Comey’s testimony.
Spicer said “Investigating it and having proof of it are two different things.”
Another statement was given by one Law enforcement official said “people connected to the campaign were in contact and it appeared they were giving the thumbs up to release information when it was ready.”
But according to another U.S. officials said “t’s premature to draw that inference from the information gathered so far since it’s largely circumstantial.”
The FBI cannot yet prove that collusion took place, but the information suggesting collusion is now a large focus of the investigation, the officials said.
Four former Trump campaign associates — Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Carter Page, are already under investigation by FBI or contacts with Russians known to US intelligence. All four have denied improper contacts and CNN has not confirmed any of them are the subjects of the information the FBI is reviewing.
FBI counterintelligence investigations are notoriously lengthy and often involve some of the U.S. government’s most highly classified programs, such as those focused on intelligence-gathering, which can make it difficult for investigators to bring criminal charges without exposing those programs.
According to the US Officials, the information was not drawn from the leaked dossier of unverified information compiled by a former British intelligence official compiled for Trump’s political opponents, though the dossier also suggested coordination between Trump campaign associates and Russian operatives.