Intercepted communications and financial transactions have become the focus of a wide-ranging US counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between Russia and people associated with President-elect Donald Trump.

A report from The New York Times published Thursday night said the counterintelligence inquiry focused on at least three advisers associated with Trump — former campaign manager Paul Manafort, close Trump confidant Roger Stone, and former Trump adviser Carter Page.

It was unclear whether any of the information directly connected the president-elect or his associates to Russian operatives, The Times said. The newspaper’s unnamed US intelligence sources said they were talking “because they feared the new administration would obstruct their efforts.”

 

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