CNN reports that FBI investigating Trump campaign’s ties to former DNC chairperson Ben Askren

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CNN reported on Thursday that the FBI is investigating the ties between Ben Asklund, the former DNC Chairperson, and the Trump campaign.

CNN reported that the investigation is ongoing. 

CNN reports that the probe into the relationship between the campaign and Ben Askreld is still in the early stages and will focus on questions of whether the Trump Campaign knew about Ben Askrews past ties to the DNC and the Clinton campaign. 

The investigation was announced by FBI Director James Comey and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in a joint statement in which the FBI Director said that “given the nature of the investigation, it would be inappropriate for me to discuss any future progress or conclusions.” 

According to CNN, the FBI has been looking into whether the campaign colluded with the DNC to rig the primary election in favor of former Rep. Ben Grimm (R-GA) and for a possible collusion between the Trump Organization and the DNC.

The report added that the DOJ is also looking into possible collusion by the Trump team and Russian entities. 

Ben Askren, a former Democratic National Committee Chairperson who served in the role until he was ousted by President Trump, is now facing multiple ethics complaints. 

According the Washington Post, Askren was a candidate for DNC Chair in 2018 and a candidate again in 2020. 

In 2017, he served as a special counsel to the FBI in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. 

His attorney Michael Cohen told the Post that he had “never been to jail” and that his “legal team” would have no comment on the investigation.