The most intense scrutiny has so far revolved around a few central characters with ties to Trump and his presidential campaign. Some of these individuals have been named in an ongoing investigation by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies into potential collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russian-directed hacking efforts around the presidential election. The probe has reportedly turned up no evidence of wrongdoing.
Later this month, the House Intelligence Committee will hold its first public hearing on the investigation.
In the meantime, catch up on the key players in the Trump-Russia saga:
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