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In Their Final Days, Obama Aides Spread Intelligence on Trump Associates and Russia Across Agencies as a Trail for Investigators

Friday, March 3, 2017 6:27
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American allies, including the British and the Dutch, had
provided information describing meetings in European cities between
Russian officials — and others close to Russia’s president,
Vladimir V. Putin — and associates of President-elect Trump,
according to three former American officials who requested
anonymity in discussing classified intelligence. Separately,
American intelligence agencies had intercepted communications of
Russian officials, some of them within the Kremlin, discussing
contacts with Mr. Trump’s associates.

Former American officials say they had two aims in preserving
the intelligence: to ensure that such meddling isn’t duplicated in
future American or European elections, and to leave a clear trail
of evidence for government investigators.

American allies, including the British and the Dutch, had
provided information describing meetings in European cities between
Russian officials — and others close to Russia’s president,
Vladimir V. Putin — and associates of President-elect Trump,
according to three former American officials who requested
anonymity in discussing classified intelligence.

Separately, American intelligence agencies had intercepted
communications of Russian officials, some of them within the
Kremlin, discussing contacts with Trump associates.

The disclosures about the contacts came as new questions were
raised about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s ties to the Russians.
According to a former senior American official, he met with the
Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak, twice in the past year. The
details of the meetings were not clear, but the contact appeared to
contradict testimony Mr. Sessions provided Congress during his
confirmation hearing in January when he said he “did not have
communications with the Russians.”



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