Current White House staffer caught up in Russia probe, source says

The federal investigation of alleged collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials is looking not only into Trump campaign advisers previously cited in public accounts, but it is also scrutinizing at least one current White House staffer, a source familiar with the matter told ABC News.

The Washington Post was the first to report on this detail of the investigation, saying a "senior White House adviser" has become "a significant person of interest" in the probe.

Officials speaking to ABC News would not identify the staffer, and it is unclear exactly why authorities are interested in this individual.

The Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to spearhead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election -- as well as possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the Russia storyline as "fake news."

Multiple Congressional committees are also investigating potential ties between the Presidentís campaign and the Russians.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer provided a statement responding to The Washington Post denying collusion.

"As the President has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity," said Spicer.



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
Here's the only way to get an unobstructed view of the eclipse

Here's the only way to get an unobstructed view of the eclipse..

20-Jul, 10:50

A fantastic view of one of nature's greatest spectacles, a total solar...

Margaret Thatcher suggested threatening Saddam with chemical weapons

Margaret Thatcher suggested threatening Saddam with chemical weapons..

20-Jul, 12:50

Margaret Thatcher suggested threatening Iraq with chemical weapons after...

Syria war: Trump 'ends CIA arms programme for rebels'

Syria war: Trump 'ends CIA arms programme for rebels'..

20-Jul, 06:50

US President Donald Trump has ended the CIA's clandestine programme to...

Brave Loose Women guests pose in their underwear live on air to promote body confidence

Brave Loose Women guests pose in their underwear live on air to promote body confidence..

20-Jul, 15:20

As part of the Loose Women Body Stories campaign, a group of nine women...

US home prices rise in December at fastest pace in a year

US home prices rise in December at fastest pace in a year..

28-Feb, 09:12

U.S. home prices rose in December from a year earlier at the fastest pace...

US Stock Indexes Extend Climb Into Record Heights

US Stock Indexes Extend Climb Into Record Heights..

10-Feb, 14:36

Miners and other raw materials companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks...

Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Prostitution Industry

Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Prostitution Industry..

03-Feb, 17:38

Hawaii lawmakers are considering decriminalizing prostitution in the...

Tiger Woods receiving 'professional help' to manage medications

Tiger Woods receiving 'professional help' to manage medications..

20-Jun, 12:00

Tiger Woods tweeted that he is seeking "professional help" for his use of...