ABC News reports FBI contacted WNY political operative Michael Caputo

Posted at 8:38 PM, Jun 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-17 21:18:35-04

According to ABC News, Michael Caputo of East Aurora, NY and a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, has been contacted by the FBI.

According to the article, the initial engagement was meant to establish contact with Caputo, who worked for the Trump campaign from November 2015 to June 2016.

According to Caputo's attorney, Dennis Vacco, the information isn't true. When reached via phone Saturday night, he told 7 Eyewitness News neither he nor his client have been contacted by the FBI. Furthermore, he said he didn't know where the information was coming from. 

In May, Caputo was sought by the House Intelligence Committee for information to support its own investigation of Russian election meddling.Caputo has denied any contact with Russian officials while a member of the campaign, previously telling the committee in a written response that he only once discussed Russia with Trump, in 2013 "when he simply asked me in passing what it was like to live there in the context of a dinner conversation," well before Trump announced his bid for the presidency.

Caputo, a protege of longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone, lived in Russia in the 1990's where he worked for an energy company with ties to current Russian President Vladimir Putin.