>> Thank you very much.>> Reports of a major development in the investigation in to links between team Trump and Russia. The New York Times reporting that US intelligence has intercepted communications and financial transactions and is studying them for possible links between Moskow and at least three Trump campaign advisors including former Campaign Chairman, Paul Manifort.
>> It's part of a wider probe into claims that Russia worked to help Trump get elected. Though it's not clear the intercepted claims have anything to do with the incoming president or his campaign. Manifort denies allegations he's had dealings with Moscow. Though, he is known to have done business in Ukraine and Russia.
He quit the Trump campaign in August not long after reports that he helped pro-Russians in Ukraine move more than $2 million to Washington lobbying firms. And sources says some of his contacts are under surveillance by the NSA for ties for Russian security. The wide reaching probe means Trump will take oath of office on Friday with his associate under investigation.
What's less clear is the direction it will take once he enters the White House. As President, he'll have the authority to redirect or even stop at least some parts of the investigation.