– “Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates,” The New York Times online, Jan. 19, 2017, Michael S. Schmidt, Matthew Rosenberg, Adam Goldman, Matt Apuzzo, 1/19/2017
RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/PAUL MANAFORT: "Some of his contacts there were under surveillance by the National Security Agency for suspected links to Russia’s Federal Security Service, one of the officials said.
Mr. Manafort is among at least three Trump campaign advisers whose possible links to Russia are under scrutiny. Two others are Carter Page, a businessman and former foreign policy adviser to the campaign, and Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative.
The F.B.I. is leading the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, the C.I.A. and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit. The investigators have accelerated their efforts in recent weeks but have found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, the officials said."