WaPo: Trump Was In Close Contact With Advisers As They Reached Out To Russia
The Washington Post is reporting that President Donald Trump was in close contact with his senior advisers as they reached out to officials in Moscow. In US legal documents, the President is cited as "individual 1", the central focus of the Russia probe.
In two major developments this week, President Trump has been labeled in the parlance of criminal investigations as a major subject of interest, complete with an opaque legal code name: “Individual 1.”
New evidence from two separate fronts of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation casts fresh doubts on Trump’s version of key events involving Russia, signaling potential political and legal peril for the president. Investigators have now publicly cast Trump as a central figure of their probe into whether Trump’s campaign conspired with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign.
Together, the documents show investigators have evidence that Trump was in close contact with his lieutenants as they made outreach to both Russia and WikiLeaks — and that they tried to conceal the extent of their activities.