In April 2016, one of the Baltic states gave then–CIA director John Brennan an audio recording of Russians discussing funneling money to the Trump campaign. Mueller now has these communications. This intelligence worried Brennan, for it was actual tape recordings of a conversation about money from the Kremlin going into the US presidential campaign. These audio's were passed along to American intelligence by one of the Baltic States, but since the CIA cannot act domestically against American citizens, a joint counter-intelligence taskforce was created. Three of Trump's associates were the subject of the inquiry, but Brennan said it was clearly all about Trump.