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NYT: Rosenstein Curtailed Counterintelligence Probe Into Trump’s Russia Ties

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Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told special counsel Robert Mueller in May 2017 to only conduct a criminal investigation of possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, secretly curtailing an FBI counterintelligence probe into President Trump’s ties to Russia, the New York Times’ Mike Schmidt reports.

The big picture: Because Mueller – who secured more than 30 indictments but did not find sufficient evidence of a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia – did not conduct a counterintelligence investigation, Democrats say the full scope of Trump’s Russia ties remains unknown.

In an analysis released last week, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff said his committee has reason to believe that “The FBI Counterintelligence Division has not investigated counterintelligence risks arising from President Trump’s foreign financial ties.”

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