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White House official is person of interest in Russia probe: report


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A current White House official is a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation of possible ties between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, the Washington Post said on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

The Post said its sources would not further identify the official, who was described as a senior White House adviser who is close to Trump.

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(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)

Trump's official picks for Cabinet and administration positions

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    Counselor to the President: Kellyanne Conway

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary: David Shulkin

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  • Secretary of Transportation nominee Elaine Chao

    Transportation secretary: Elaine Chao

    (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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    Energy secretary: Rick Perry

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    Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson

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  • Gen. Mattis, nominee for Secretary of Defense

    Secretary of Defense: Retired Marine General James Mattis

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    Chief of staff: Reince Priebus

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    Chief strategist: Steve Bannon

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  • Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing

    Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions

    (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

  • CIA Director nominee Rep. Mike Pompeo

    Director of the CIA: Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo

    (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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    Deputy national security adviser: K.T. McFarland

    (Photo by Michael Schwartz/Getty Images)

  • President-Elect Donald Trump Holds Meetings At His Trump Tower Residence In New York

    White House counsel: Donald McGahn

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    Ambassador to the United Nations: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

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    Education secretary: Betsy DeVos

    (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

  • Senator McConnell Meets With President-Elect Trump's Cabinet Nominees

    Commerce secretary: Wilbur Ross

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  • Donald Trump Holds Weekend Meetings In Bedminster, NJ

    Homeland security secretary: General John Kelly

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    Housing and urban development secretary: Ben Carson

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    Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt

    (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • Trump's Pick For Health Secretary Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) Speaks At The Brookings Institution On The Federal Budget Process

    Health and human services secretary: Tom Price

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    Department of Homeland Security: Retired General John Kelly

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    Secretary of agriculture: Sonny Perdue

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