On Tuesday, the New York Times and CNN reported that senior aides to the Trump campaign had been in “constant communication” with Russian intelligence during the presidential election.
For weeks, Donald Trump and his team told us there had been no contact with Russia, even as Vladimir Putin sought to install him in the White House.
Now we know that’s not true.
The news comes only one day after Trump’s national security advisor was forced to resign for misleading the public about his conversations with a Russian official.
Democracy requires fair elections, conducted with integrity, and free from outside influence. The American people deserve to know the extent to which Trump – or his advisors – spoke to Russian agents, the matters they discussed, and if and how they were involved with any of Putin’s efforts to interfere with the U.S. presidential election.