President Donald Trump railed at US intelligence agencies on Wednesday as Washington was shaken by new reports of high-level Russian contacts with his aides and associates during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Intercepted calls and phone records show Trump aides were in repeated contact with Russian intelligence officials at least a year before the US elections, the New York Times reported, citing current and former US officials.
Among those picked up on the calls was Paul Manafort, a Trump campaign chairman who had worked as a political consultant in Ukraine, the Times said. Manafort called the report “absurd.”
But the latest bombshell plunged the …read more
Source: The News International