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Trump campaign aides had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence

USA intelligence officials may have kept sensitive information from President Donald Trump due to concerns of potential leaks.

The intelligence officials who are withholding the information are doing so because they fear that Trump could leak secrets to Russian Federation, or because of political battles with the president, according to the anonymous sources cited in the Journal report.

Also high on Trump's list of aired grievances this week is a New York Times report that his campaign aides were in frequent contact with Russian officials before the November 8, 2016 election.

But if the report is true, it would compound growing suspicions that intelligence agencies are leaking classified information illegally to media outlets to damage and confuse the Trump administration. Like say, our seemingly kinda not so stable president and the intelligence weirdos in charge of all of our listening programs turning their guns on each other.let's see.28 days into the Trump era.

According to the New York Times, for a White House ally to lead the review is worrisome for many in the intelligence community. "It's a criminal action, criminal act, and it's been going on for a long time before me, but now it's really going on".

Once Trump officials are in place and assert control over national security agencies, acting officials named by the Obama administration can be reassigned. Some former intelligence officers warned that "leaks" coming from "unnamed officials" may be part of information warfare directed against specific persons or governments.

Multiple reports this week have cast the administration of Donald Trump as being increasingly at odds with USA intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, just weeks into his presidency and mere days after the fall of national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Despite the repeated information, and the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has found no evidence of questionable contact between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, journalists reacted with shock and amazement over the new Times piece.

"The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington?".

While no official announcement has yet been made, executives at Cerberus confirmed that Feinberg, 56, was in talks to join Trump in some capacity.

The DNI statement is clearly worded in an aim to refute the report, although it leaves some wiggle room in terms of what exactly constitutes "withholding information".

The president has railed against government leaks in the past few days. Michael Flynn, once a trusted member of Trump's inner circle.

Sensing a unusual momentum underway by the President, Republican supporters like former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, are feeling an encouraging sense of confidence to speak out against the intelligence community and mainstream media, a la Trump.



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