yea...I see where one guy says their full of chit. I never spoke to anyone. This article brought to you by the same ones who said some guy had gone to RUssia to speak with the Russians when in fact he had never left the country...or with out a doubt had never traveled to Russia. The NYT looked up a guy with the same name as the official they were trying to smear. And, that's a matter of record. Look it up.
You're being played.
They put out this big headline to suck you in then way down the page they throw this in that pretty much disqualifies everything they said above it:
Mr. Manafort, who has not been charged with any crimes, dismissed the officials’ accounts in a telephone interview on Tuesday. “This is absurd,” he said. “I have no idea what this is referring to. I have never knowingly spoken to Russian intelligence officers, and I have never been involved with anything to do with the Russian government or the Putin administration or any other issues under investigation today.”
He added, “It’s not like these people wear badges that say, ‘I’m a Russian intelligence officer.’”
Several of Mr. Trump’s associates, like Mr. Manafort, have done business in Russia. And it is not unusual for American businessmen to come in contact with foreign intelligence officials, sometimes unwittingly, in countries like Russia and Ukraine, where the spy services are deeply embedded in society. Law enforcement officials did not say to what extent the contacts might have been about business.
The officials would not disclose many details, including what was discussed on the calls, the identity of the Russian intelligence officials who participated, and how many of Mr. Trump’s advisers were talking to the Russians. It is also unclear whether the conversations had anything to do with Mr. Trump himself.