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FBI Officials Reportedly Warned Hope Hicks About Russian Operatives Trying to Contact Her

A new report says that FBI officials, earlier this year, warned now-White House Communications Director Hope Hicks about attempts from Russian operatives to contact her.

Hicks worked on President Trump‘s campaign and has served in his White House since January, and according to The New York Times, agencies were “alarmed” by some emails she received following Election Day:

After he took office, senior F.B.I. counterintelligence agents met with Ms. Hicks in the White House Situation Room at least twice, gave her the names of the Russians who had contacted her, and said that they were not who they claimed to be. The F.B.I. was concerned that the emails to Ms. Hicks may have been part of a Russian intelligence operation, and they urged Ms. Hicks to be cautious.

The Times report makes it clear that Hicks, who reportedly spoke to Robert Mueller‘s investigators last week, has not been found to have done anything wrong here, merely that she was briefed about the matter.

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