Brennan: Possible Russian Links to Trump Campaign

Former CIA Director John Brennan for the first time publicly said he is concerned about possible ties between Russia and members of the Trump campaign. “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 because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals,” Brennan said Tuesday at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on the matter.

He said these revelations, which popped up last year, raised questions of whether the Russians gained access to and colluded with individuals in the Trump campaign to get Trump elected, but he doesn’t know if the Russians succeeded. He said he passed along this information to the FBI, which started its own investigation.

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