Trump-Putin connection: FBI sees no clear link between Trump and Russia – NYT

10:09 Nov. 1, 2016

FBI sees no clear link between Trump and Russia – NYT

Putin And Trump Supporters In Milan (GettyImages Photo)

Intestigation into Russia's possible involvement continues

For much of the summer, the F.B.I. pursued a widening investigation into a Russian role in the American presidential campaign. Agents scrutinized advisers close to Donald J. Trump, looked for financial connections with Russian financial figures and searched for those involved in hacking the computers of Democrats.

Read also: Trump says Putin better leader than Obama

Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump.

The F.B.I.'s inquiries into Russia's possible role continue, as does the investigation into the emails involving Mrs. Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin, on a computer she shared with her estranged husband, Anthony D. Weiner. Mrs. Clinton's supporters argue that voters have as much right to know what the F.B.I. has found in Mr. Trump's case, even if the findings are not yet conclusive.

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