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Report: Russians Tried to Contact White House CD Early This Year

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By    |   Friday, 08 December 2017 08:04 PM

The FBI warned White House communications director Hope Hicks earlier this year that Russian operatives tried to contact her during the Trump transition, The New York Times reported.

There's no evidence Hicks did anything improper, the article explained.

Former officials told the Times the intelligence and law enforcement community was concerned about introductory emails sent to Hicks that were from Russian government addresses in the weeks after President Donald Trump's election.

The emails' content and identities of the Russians wasn't clear, the Times reported.

According to the Times, the FBI agents warned Hicks about several specific Russians who emailed her, saying they weren't who they said they were, and that the messages may have been part of a larger operation conducted by Russian intelligence officials.

At least one other person close to the president had also been briefed by security officials; Hicks told White House counsel Don McGahn about the meetings, the Times reported.

Hicks was questioned this week by investigators for special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. She is one of Trump's longest-serving aides, joining his presidential campaign in its infancy.

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