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From pro-Trump cyberattacks on the electoral process, to rumored financial ties to the Trump Organization, to questionable contacts with senior U.S. officials, Russia’s relationship with the Trump Administration is rife with uncertainty.
The FBI received a FISA warrant to monitor a Trump foreign policy advisor during the 2016 campaign, and British intelligence agencies intercepted communications between Russian officials and Trump associates. President Trump's new aggressive posture towards Russia raises questions.
President Trump levelled accusations against the Obama administration of improper surveillance activity, claiming that former National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice committed a crime by seeking to "unmask" the identities of Trump associates whose communications were intercepted incidentally by U.S. intelligence agencies. Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Devin Nunes announced that he will step aside from the committee’s Russia investigation.
Former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has offered to provide testimony to the congressional investigations into Russia, in exchange for immunity. The House Intelligence Committee's investigation into potential collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia is mired in controversy.
Facing mounting evidence of collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia, including testimony by FBI Director James Comey before the House Intelligence Committee, President Trump's allies sought to deflect attention by denouncing leaks and the intelligence community.