Report: Russia Probe Names Current White House Official as ‘Significant Person of Interest’

By Charles Fain Lehman

The FBI investigation into alleged coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government has identified a current White House official as a “significant person of interest,” according to a new report.

The person of interest is a senior Trump administration adviser who is close to the president, the Washington Post reported Friday, citing sources would not further identify the individual.

The new report comes as the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia intensifies. Investigators have started conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. Sources told the Post that the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks.

The investigation is not only focused on those currently in the administration, but also Trump campaign associates no longer working for the president. These figures include former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Current administration officials who have acknowledged contact with Russian officials include Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The FBI’s investigation is focused on whether and to what extent Trump campaign and transition team officials were in contact with Russian officials to interfere in the 2016 …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon