White House Official Reportedly Identified as Person of Interest in Russia Probe

white house The Washington Post is reporting that the investigation into potential collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia has fingered a current White House official as a “significant person of interest.”
The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official. The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. The intensity of the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks, the people said.

Earlier this week, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russia investigation. According to the Post, those familiar with the situation stated it doesn’t mean that “criminal are near.” This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes in. [image via screengrab]Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

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