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2016 US presidential election

Secret papers show FBI suspected Trump aide of ‘conspiring’ with Russia

WASHINGTON: The FBI believed that a former campaign adviser to Donald Trump was “collaborating” with Russia as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organisations have revealed. The US president hit back on Sunday, portraying the wiretapping of his ex-aide as part of a partisan and “illegal” conspiracy because the FBI partly relied on information provided by Democrat-funded research in seeking its warrant. The October, 2016 application to the Foreign Intelligence…