3. The Department of Justice facilitated investigations by the FBI and legal maneuverings, while providing a crucial shield of nondisclosure.
5. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee provided funding, support, and media collusion.
Initially not viewed with any real seriousness, Trump’s campaign was seen as an opportunistic wedge in the election process.
Governing bodies in Britain and the European Union were also worried.
In the summer of 2016, Hannigan traveled to Washington to meet with Brennan regarding alleged communications between the Trump campaign and Moscow
Ultimately, Brennan formed an inter-agency task force comprising an estimated six agencies and/or government departments.
Once the FBI began its counterintelligence investigation on July 31, 2016, Brennan shifted his focus.