According to McClatchy DC, the FBI and five other law-enforcement agencies have reportedly been working together for months on an investigation into whether the Russian government covertly sent money to aid Donald Trump’s campaign.
“One of the allegations involves whether a system for routinely paying thousands of Russian-American pensioners may have been used to pay some email hackers in the United States or to supply money to intermediaries who would then pay the hackers, the two sources said.”
According to sources who spoke with outlets – the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and representatives of the director of national intelligence are all involved in the extensive probe.
The multiple-agency inquiry reportedly began last spring, long before the FBI received information about a dossier, written by a British spy, alleging the Russian government had damaging information on Trump.
Trump’s presidential transition team did not respond to a request for comment about the inquiry.
Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA – NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017