Trump’s Administration Latest Russian Scandal: What We Know So Far

Viraj Mahajan - Author
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Mar. 3 2017, Updated 5:58 a.m. ET

In the recent news, Donald Trump’s rumored association with Russia has taken a drastic turn. President Donald Trump’s senior aide, Jared Kushner, and his advisor, General Michael Flynn, reportedly met with the Russian ambassador to the United States at a time when his administration’s alleged relationship with the Kremlin was under close scrutiny.

Here is what we know so far about Donald Trump’s alleged contacts with the Russians.

In Oct. 2016, U.S. intelligence agencies publicly blamed the Russia and its officials for meddling with the elections. According to the agencies, Russia hacked and leaked embarrassing documents that hampered the election results in many ways.

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Three months later, on Jan. 6, U.S. intelligence chiefs released a report citing that they are confident that Vladimir Putin was behind an effort to damage the chances of Hillary Clinton winning the election.

As of now, the Justice Department and intelligence agencies are continuing to investigate the alleged Russian interference during the elections.

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