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New Russia probe leaks threaten to derail Trump's foreign trip

UNI India-English 2017-05-20 07:17:35
By Eric Beech and Jeff Mason
WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump was hit by embarrassing leaks that a senior adviser was a "person of interest" in a probe of possible collusion with Russia during last year's election campaign and that Trump had boasted to Russian officials of firing the man heading the investigation.
Yesterday the reports, emerging just as Trump jetted off to Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip as president, were likely to extend the turmoil engulfing his administration since the May 9 firing of former FBI Director James Comey.