Trump Calls Leaked Evidence of Campaign Ties to Russia the ‘Real Scandal’

February 15, 2017 U.S. officials say phone records and intercepted calls reveal that members of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election. If the claims are true, some Republican lawmakers are calling it a “game changer.”

In an interview on Wednesday morning, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he isn’t taking the media’s word but if evidence shows ties between Trump and the Kremlin leading up to the 2016 election, it’s a “game changer.” Graham called for a preliminary investigation to see if further scrutiny is warranted.

All of the current and former officials making the allegations have spoke on the condition of anonymity because the continuing investigation is classified.

President Trump criticized U.S. intelligence agencies on Wednesday for what he said were illegal information leaks, and dismissed reports. Trump called the reports “fake news” via Twitter on Wednesday.

“The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by “intelligence” like candy. Very un-American!” Trump wrote.

Russian officials dismissed the claims on Wednesday as groundless.

On Monday, Trump’s National Security Advisor resigned after investigators found phone records and recorded phone calls between him and Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak on December 29 in which the two discussed U.S. sanctions imposed by the Obama administration — the same day. The White House previously denied the reports.

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