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"U.S. intelligence officials are seeking to determine whether an American businessman identified by Donald Trump as one of his foreign policy advisers has opened up private communications with senior Russian officials — including talks about the possible lifting of economic sanctions if the Republican nominee becomes president, according to multiple sources who have been briefed on the issue.
The activities of Trump adviser Carter Page, who has extensive business interests in Russia, have been discussed with senior members of Congress during recent briefings about suspected efforts by Moscow to influence the presidential election, the sources said. After one of those briefings, Senate minority leader Harry Reid wrote FBI Director James Comey, citing reports of meetings between a Trump adviser (a reference to Page) and “high ranking sanctioned individuals” in Moscow over the summer as evidence of “significant and disturbing ties” between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin that needed to be investigated by the bureau."
Some of those briefed were “taken aback” when they learned about Page’s contacts in Moscow, viewing them as a possible back channel to the Russians that could undercut U.S. foreign policy, said a congressional source familiar with the briefings but who asked for anonymity due to the sensitivity of the subject. The source added that U.S. officials in the briefings indicated that intelligence reports about the adviser’s talks with senior Russian officials close to President Vladimir Putin were being “actively monitored and investigated.”
A senior U.S. law enforcement official did not dispute that characterization when asked for comment by Yahoo News. “It’s on our radar screen,” said the official about Page’s contacts with Russian officials. “It’s being looked at.”
Some of those briefed were “taken aback” when they learned about Page’s contacts in Moscow, viewing them as a possible back channel to the Russians that could undercut U.S. foreign policy
originally posted by: JimNasium
a reply to: Vdogg
Mr. Drumpf ought to know, You evidently have to first get erected before You can do heinous crimes against The People then His Foundation can be like that of His opponent's and funnel in all sorts of cash; foreign and domestic, that is until the 'Foreign Money' gets to the BILLIONS that is when You wake up Your philandering husband from His stupor to go on t.v. and lie to The People that foreign moneis (plural x a whole bunch) will no longer be accepted as 'donations'...
Get Elected and THEN go around w/Your hands out...
originally posted by: Vdogg
a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowedCongressional Democrat starts investigation = political hack job. Congressional Republican starts investigation = grave matter that needs to be taken seriously. Yup...seems legit, lol.
originally posted by: Vdogg
a reply to: In4ormant
I imagine our intelligence agencies monitor all communications with high ranking Russian officials, as they should. Russia sure as hell is spying on us.