The F.B.I., citing four Trump campaign aides’ ties to Russia, opened a counterintelligence investigation in the summer of 2016 to determine whether Trump associates aided Russia’s election interference. The inquiry has expanded to examine whether President Trump tried to obstruct the investigation itself . Nineteen people — including four Trump associates — and three companies have been indicted in the case. Foreign InfluenceMr. Mueller is investigating whether Trump associates ran afoul of American lobbying or anti-corruption laws. Two aides to the Trump campaign, including its onetime chairman, were charged with financial crimes related to their work as advisers to a pro-Russia former president of Ukraine.
Source: New York Times May 16, 2018 17:03 UTC