Trump hits out at FBI ‘probe’, says it acted with no proof

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Wash­ing­ton, Jan. 13: US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump blasted the FBI on Satur­day, in­sist­ing it acted “for no rea­son & with no proof ” when it opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into whether he was act­ing on Rus­sia’s be­half after he fired the agency’s di­rec­tor, James Comey, in May 2017.

The New York Times re­ported that the FBI launched the pre­vi­ously undis­closed coun­ter­in­tel­li­gence in­ves­ti­ga­tion to de­ter­mine if Trump posed a na­tional se­cu­rity threat.

“Wow, just learned in the Fail­ing New York Times that the cor­rupt for­mer lead­ers of the FBI, al­most 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!” Trump tweeted.

Ac­cord­ing to Trump, “the FBI was in com­plete tur­moil... be­cause of Comey’s poor lead­er­ship” and the way he han­dled the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Hillary Clin­ton’s use of a pri­vate server to send some gov­ern­ment emails.

“My fir­ing of James Comey was a great day for Amer­ica,” Trump said, de­scrib­ing the for­mer FBI di­rec­tor as “a Crooked Cop who is be­ing to­tally pro­tected by his best friend, Bob Mueller.”-

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