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    Trump Transition Team Told to Preserve Russia-Related Records - Memorandum

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    President Donald Trump’s transition team was told to maintain any records related to the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election, according to a memorandum from transition team lawyer Kory Langhofer reported on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The memorandum, dated Thursday, was first reported by the New York Times and Politico, who obtained the document.

    "[Transition team members] have a duty to preserve any physical and electronic records that may be related in any way to the subject matter of the pending investigations," the memorandum stated.

    According to the reports, the preservation order applies to documents about Russia or Ukraine, as well records about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn; former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates; former foreign policy advisor Carter Page; and Trump advisor Roger Stone.

    The memorandum also concerns travel records for transition team and presidential campaign members, according to the New York Times.

    Trump and members of his team have repeatedly denied colluding with Russia.

    Russia has also denied the allegations it interfered in the US election, characterizing them as an effort to deflect public opinion from actual instances of election fraud and corruption as well as other pressing domestic issues.

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