Russian government officials reportedly talked about having possibly "derogatory" information about President Trump and some of his top aides during the 2016 presidential race.
The officials' discussions were intercepted by U.S. intelligence, CNN reported Tuesday, citing two former intelligence officials and a congressional source.
A source told CNN the information was related to finances. Russians appeared to think "they had the ability to influence the administration through the derogatory information," the source said.
Still, sources said the Russians' claims "could have been exaggerated or even made up."
Sources declined to say specifically which aides were being discussed.