Trump’s Campaign Had Over 100 Contacts with Russian-linked Officials: CAP

Last updated on January 13th, 2019

President of the United States, Donald Trump, who calls Russia’s alleged involvement in the US mid-term elections as a witch hunt, has a new set of questions to answer in the case. According to an analysis by the Centre for American Progress (CAP) think tank and its Moscow Project, members of the president’s campaign and transition team had over 100 contacts with Russian-linked officials.

CAP, a liberal think tank, collected information using publicly available court documents, which showcased links to Russian President, Vladimir Putin and other close ties to Russian intelligence, banks, and even the politicians.

The organization taking into consideration each meeting and message as a separate entity has raised 101 contacts so far. Besides, the latest addition in the tally includes Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide, who shared polling data with Manafort’s business partner, Konstantin Kilimnik.

Apart from it, Robert Mueller, Head of the Special Council has also launched his probe and is working on the same lines to decipher the president’s links with Russia. Interestingly, if that is not enough to erode out what hollowed the US’ national security in 2016, California Congressman Adam Schiff, newly installed chairman of the House intelligence committee and a former federal prosecutor, is also looking into the matter as a part of his job.

To understand how can a mansion be built upon lies, Donald Trump serves as the best example. A good reference to which, is the list of people accused for helping Trump. Beginning with Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, former adviser Roger Stone, son, Donald Trump Jr., former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former campaign adviser Carter Page, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, and daughter, Ivanka Trump – not all, but most of them have either been denounced or forced to resign, simply because they stopped serving Trump’s internal purposes.

“This wasn’t just one email or call, or one this or that,” said Talia Dessel, a research analyst for the left-leaning organization. Further confirming that the group omitted many contacts, reportedly seen as having a potential link with Trump becoming the president in 2016.

The records of fraud, allegedly using the money for cross-purpose, and hollowing the national interests, are some severe charges which the president of the US is looking in to find a way out of.

The question remains, for how long will the president continue to lie? Given the circumstances, his mansion is ought to fall, and as the pattern suggests, the time is approaching thick and fast.

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