Federal Bureau of Investigation probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russian Federation

Federal Bureau of Investigation probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russian Federation

Federal Bureau of Investigation probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russian Federation

"Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, nearly all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin' James Comey, a total sleaze!" he wrote.

The New York Times is reporting that FBI officials were so alarmed by President Donald Trump's behavior after he fired former FBI Director James Comey that they started investigating whether he was working against American interests.

According to former law-enforcement officials and others familiar with the probe, the newspaper said, counterintelligence agents had to decide whether Trump's actions posed a possible national security threat.

"When I did this, now I said to myself, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story".

After reading the report in the New York Times, President Trump penned a response on Twitter on Saturday.

The Times reported that FBI investigators looked into whether Trump's actions could be considered a threat to national security.

President Trump took aim at his "Russiagate" critics on Saturday, tweeting that he has been "FAR tougher on Russia" than his predecessors, including Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, but adding that he expects to see "good relations" between the U.S. and Russian Federation "someday".

Rudolph Giuliani, one of Trump's lawyers, also downplayed the significance of the investigation. Robert Mueller took over the investigation when he was appointed special counsel.

While the allegation of Trump's possible collusion with the Russian government has been raised before, to date there has been no evidence.

"I acknowledge that", Giuliani said.

Josh Campbell, former special assistant to Comey who resigned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a year ago, told CNN on Friday that the Times' report is alarming because of the level of approval the counterintelligence inquiry required. But Mueller has yet to finish his investigation or issue his final report, so it isn't clear whether anything came of the counterintelligence inquiry.

The counterintelligence angle comprised of deciding if Trump was intentionally or unconsciously working for Moscow and whether he was a danger to national security, the paper revealed.

The context was this: two weeks after Mr. Strzok opened an investigation on July 31, 2016, into the Trump campaign on suspicion of colluding with Moscow, he messaged Ms. Page that, "there is no way he gets electedbut I'm afraid we can't take that risk". Russian Federation also has denied collusion.

Republicans launched the House task force on the grounds that the Obama FBI and Justice Departments were determined to sabotage Mr. Trump during and after the election.

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