No evidence yet of contact between Trump campaign, Russia - US lawmaker

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 27, 2017 12:10 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Monday he has seen no evidence of contact between Donald Trump's campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.

Representative Devin Nunes, head of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said the panel is expanding an ongoing investigation into Russian activities to include Moscow's efforts targeting the U.S. election.

Nunes said he had been briefed on a transcript of a phone call that former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn had with a Russian envoy after the election. He said he did not hear anything worrisome about that call.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Tim Ahmann)