American intelligence has denied the media information about contacts staff campaign headquarters of U.S. President Donald trump with the Russian secret service. This was stated by the head of the White house Raines Pribus the TV channel Fox News, reports TASS.
Priebus recalled that informal information about these contacts appeared with article in The New York Times. “The intelligence community at the highest level have assured me that this publication is not only false, but is a significant exaggeration,” he said.
February 14, the newspaper published an article alleging that members of the trump presidential bid in 2016 was in contact with senior officials of Russian intelligence. About it, according to the newspaper, according to the phone records and intercepted calls.
According to one of the newspaper’s sources, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted calls around the same time, when looking for evidence that Russia tried to interfere in the electoral process by hacking.
In January it was reported that US intelligence agencies are investigating possible ties between members of the team trump with Russia. In addition, it was noted that the investigators have data about certain financial transactions.