On October 31 The New York Times reported that the FBI had concluded there is no clear link between Russia and the Trump campaign. Just after the election, Several major newspapers, including The New York Times, reported that the Trump team was in contact with Moscow during the campaign.
“Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia,” The New York Times, Eric Lichtblau and Steven Lee Myers, OCT. 31, 2016:
“Moscow had contacts with Trump during campaign, Russian diplomat says,” The Washington Post, David Filipov and Andrew Roth, November 10, 2016:
“Russian Officials Were in Contact with Trump Allies, Diplomat Says,” The New York Times, Ivan Nechepurenkonov, NOV. 10, 2016:
“Russia Reached Out to Trump, Clinton Camps During Election,” Bloomberg, Ilya Arkhipov, Henry Miller, Stepan Kravchenko, November 10, 2016: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-10/russia-says-it-was-in-contact-with-trump-s-team-during-campaign