From the Netherlands Times
Last year Dutch and British intelligence services, and other United States allies, warned Washington that people close to Russian president Vladimir Putin was in contact with people around then presidential candidate Donald Trump, the New York Times reports based on a number of sources who worked in the White House during the Obama regime.
According to the newspaper, several of these White House employees put effort into spreading this information among American politicians, because they were afraid that Trump would cover everything up once he was in power.
While the Dutch and British services were warning Washington about these contacts, the U.S. intelligence services also intercepted communications between Russians in which they discussed contacts with people affiliated with Trump and to what extent to interfere in the U.S. elections. According to the newspaper, some of these communications happened in the Kremlin itself.