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Posted on 03/22/2017 7:59:36 PM PDT by Pinkbell
Washington (CNN)The 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, US officials told CNN.
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, according to one source.
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 information was not conclusive and 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."
The White House did not comment and the FBI declined to comment.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer maintained Monday after Comey's testimony that there was no evidence to suggest any collusion took place.
"Investigating it and having proof of it are two different things," Spicer said.
One law enforcement official said the information in hand suggests "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 other U.S. officials who spoke to CNN say it's premature to draw that inference from the information gathered so far since it's largely circumstantial.
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The 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, US officials told CNN.
The 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.
But other U.S. officials who spoke to CNN say it'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.
A whole lot of caveats here I just illustrated. As far as officials, one of them had to be Adam Schiff who Tweeted about this earlier today. We know that CNN appears to be the network of choice for the Deep State to leak to as well.
Flynn, Manafort, Stone, and Page are the four people being looked at, and CNN can't even confirm that any of the four are "subjects of the investigation the FBI is reviewing." Also, the dossier that was cited by Schiff in his opening statement yet never proven is not where FBI officials got the info cited in this CNN report.
To me, this feels like a distraction from the Nunes bombshell today which showed Trump was right about surveillance. CNN immediately went into cover for their narrative and said that Trump still lied because there is no proof that Obama ordered a wiretap, Nunes said Trump Tower wasn't wiretapped, and it wasn't illegal from what he saw. Well, let's take that at it's face and say Trump overplayed his hand, he is still vindicated that there was surveillance. Did this occur while his people were in Trump Tower? Who unmasked the names? Did Obama know? He changed the rules so intelligence agencies could spread classified info.
These are questions CNN didn't ask. After attempts to minimize, CNN switched focus. They moaned over the fact that Nunes went to Trump before Schiff, that Nunes is biased (like Schiff isn't - citing from the unproven dirty dossier in his opening statement of the investigation), and the proceeded to show Schiff's press conference, have an interview with another Democrat (Jim Hines), and proceed to say the investigation into Russia "hacking" the election (CNN said election could not be hacked weeks prior to the election) has now been compromised in the House.
The bottom line is that CNN might not know any more than they knew before but are using weasel words and talk from people like Schiff as a distraction. We'll have to wait and see.
They’re desperate now to knock down the Nunes revelations today.
More BS fake news. The MSM puts Pravda to shame when it comes to not telling the truth.
Can’t believe CNN is allowed here.
Sadly, this is going to go on, until they can somehow get rid of Trump, the next four or eight years and forever afterwards.
No matter what...Hillary will ALWAYS be "honest", "PURE", and "WONDERFUL" and President Trump "evil". "STUPID", "CORRUPT", and a "RUSSIAN TOOL". :-(
>> information that indicates associates ... possibly coordinated ...
GTH, CNN. You fabricate. You coordinate. You gamed the debates.
The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.
Well get back to us when it is and start naming your sources CNN. Quit hiding behind innuendos and inconclusive evidence with your nothing burgers. All lettuce and tomatoes with no beef present.
CNN is gasping, scraping, begging for someone to listen to its fake news.
Always be aware of what your opponent is saying.
As a private citizen, what could Trump ever have on Hillary to give to Russians?
Was it Trump exposing she got rid of 33,000 emails. I know the Russians never got that from our press reporting.
more #FakeNews b.s. from the scumsuckers of CNN, channelling the ‘Rat talking points....
House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes says Trump was wiretapped. What does CNN counter with? This BS with more unnamed sources.
They are trying to find something anything to justify their wiretaps. They know they did it illegally but now are stuck.
If they started an investigation in July they’d have good reason to get legal wiretaps. But they didn’t. This is all a bunch of lies to cover up what they did. They are looking for cover story to explain why they have wiretaps on Trump’s campaign.
it’s going to get really ugly and a stuck pig is going to get really loud and nasty before it is dead.
Democrat Vice President Al Gore was caught, CAUGHT, with a suitcase full of bribe money from the Chinese government.
And CNN keeps making shirt up.
American Press = Paid Democrat Liars
CNN is the king of deep state leaks. The deep state leaks to four publications every time - CNN, NYT, WaPo, and NBC. Every time. They are also the king of anonymous sources. Remember, though, we are to believe anonymous sources when it helps their agenda but ignore them when they help Trump. For example, those NYT reports about wiretapping and other articles from the MSM are to be ignored in light of Trump’s accusation.
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