'Someone Close to the President'
A senior White House adviser close to President Donald Trump has become "a significant person of interest" in the investigation into Russia's interference in the U.S. election, according to a bombshell report published Friday afternoon in the Washington Post.
"The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter," Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky at the Washington Post report.
"The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official."
It's important to stress that this is a current senior White House official, not just someone who worked for the Trump campaign, but someone the Trump administration allowed into the White House.
Senior White House adviser ID’d as “significant person of interest” in Russia probe, Washington Post reports pic.twitter.com/iuATBphOzG— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 19, 2017
"As the President has stated before — a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has told reporters.
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