The US President-elect denied reports that Russia had compromising information about him. In a news conference Trump said US intelligence agencies may have released the information, and he scolded news organizations for publishing the material.
US President Trump has said he backs the conclusion of intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Trump tried to distance himself from remarks suggesting he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In a joint statement on Syria, the US president and his Russian counterpart have agreed to fight "IS" extremists together. At a regional summit, the leaders also denied claims of Moscow interference in the US election.
Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn is cooperating with investigators and has admitted to lying to the FBI. Prosecutors said a "very senior member" of Trump's transition team directed him to contact Russia.
With a guilty plea and reports that former US national security adviser Michael Flynn is cooperating, the investigation into Russian election meddling has picked up pace. DW answers three key questions.
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