U.S. Officials Just Made a Bombshell Revelation On Russia Investigation, Trump Panics
Just hours after Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who’s leading a congressional investigation into whether Donald Trump’s team colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, went to the White House to talk to the president, U.S. officials told CNN that the FBI has information that indicates Trump’s associates communicated with suspected Russian operatives to coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
According to the officials, this is partly what 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. The bombshell revelation is another blow to the Trump administration.
CNN reports that the FBI is now reviewing that information, which includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings, according to those U.S. officials. The information is raising the suspicions of FBI counterintelligence investigators that the coordination may have taken place, though officials cautioned that the investigation is ongoing.
In his statement 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.”
Trump is reportedly furious over the revelation. The White House did not comment and the FBI declined to comment.