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Trump’s Russia problem: who’s in the deepest?

Who from the Trump campaign is allegedly connected to Russia and how are they trying to refute the allegations?

Five key figures from the Donald Trump campaign are facing new complications in their efforts to rebut allegations of inappropriate contacts with Russian operatives during and after the presidential race. Heres a look at the latest.

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Kushner addressed the public on 24 July in a rare appearance at the White House to repeat what he had told senate investigators earlier in the day: that he had had no improper contacts with Russia.

Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know anyone else in the campaign who did so, Kushner said. I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds for my businesses. And I have been fully transparent in providing all requested information.

Multiple chapters of Kushners conduct during and after the campaign have been called into question, with reports that he tried to set up a secret back channel to Moscow, that he failed to disclose meetings with multiple Russian figures, and that he secured a big real estate deal with a Soviet-born oligarch whose company was cited in a major New York money laundering case. Kushner has had to update a disclosure form used to apply for security clearances multiple times because he originally left off about 100 relevant contacts with foreign entities.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/25/trump-russia-kushner-sessions-manafort-flynn

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