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TRUMP CAMPAIGN HAD REPEATED CONTACT WITH RUSSIA

Washington: According to a source , Members of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before he won the White House.

A report published in  a The New York Times reported on Tuesday,quoting “four current and former American officials,” said that intercepted phone calls and phone records showed the repeated contacts with Moscow’s intelligence community.

The report further said that US -law enforcement and intelligence agencies caught the communications around the same time that they were discovering evidence that Russia was trying to disrupt the presidential election by hacking into the Democratic National Committee.

Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman for several months last year and a former political consultant in Russia and Ukraine, shrugged off the report.

US intelligence officials, in January said  that Russia intervened in the US electoral process at least in part to help Trump win.

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