Fired FBI of­fi­cials con­spired against me: Don­ald Trump

FBI opens an in­quiry into whether Trump was work­ing for the Rus­sians

Millennium Post - - World -

WASH­ING­TON: US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Satur­day al­leged that some top FBI of­fi­cials who were ei­ther fired or forced to leave by his ad­min­is­tra­tion, con­spired against him by open­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion over whether he was act­ing on Rus­sia’s be­half af­ter he sacked the agency’s then di­rec­tor, James Comey, in 2017.

The news of such an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was first re­ported by the New York Times.

In an ex­clu­sive re­port, the prom­i­nent Amer­i­can daily re­ported that the FBI opened an in­quiry into whether Trump was work­ing for the Rus­sians in the days af­ter he fired Comey in May, 2017 as the top probe agency’s chief.

“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 said in a tweet.

“Funny thing about James Comey. Ev­ery­body wanted him fired, Re­pub­li­can and Demo­crat alike. Af­ter the rigged & botched Crooked Hil­lary in­ves­ti­ga­tion, where she was in­ter­viewed on July 4th Week­end, not recorded or sworn in, and where she said she didn’t know any­thing (a lie),” he said in an­other tweet.

Trump said when he took over as pres­i­dent, the FBI was in com­plete tur­moil. This was mainly “be­cause of Comey’s poor lead­er­ship and the way he han­dled the Clin­ton mess (not to men­tion his usurpa­tion of pow­ers from the Jus­tice De­part­ment). My fir­ing of James Comey was a great day for Amer­ica”.

Trump al­leged that Comey was “was a Crooked Cop... who is be­ing to­tally pro­tected by his best friend, Bob Mueller, & the 13 An­gry Democrats - leak­ing ma­chines who have NO in­ter­est in go­ing af­ter the Real Col­lu­sion (and much more) by Crooked Hil­lary Clin­ton, her Cam­paign, and the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee. Just Watch!”

Mueller, a for­mer FBI di­rec­tor, is cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing al­le­ga­tions of Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in the 2016 elec­tion. Mueller who is in an ad­vanced stage of his probe has so far filed charge sheets against sev­eral mem­bers of the Trump cam­paign and the ad­min­is­tra­tion. Trump him­self has sub­mit­ted writ­ten an­swers to the ques­tions posed by Mueller.

In a flurry of tweets, Trump said he has been tough on Rus­sia and that there was no col­lu­sion be­tween him or his cam­paign and the Rus­sians.

“I have been FAR tougher on Rus­sia than Obama, Bush or Clin­ton. Maybe tougher than any other pres­i­dent. At the same time, & as I have of­ten said, get­ting along with Rus­sia is a good thing, not a bad thing. I fully ex­pect that some­day we will have good re­la­tions with Rus­sia again!” said the pres­i­dent.

“Lyin’ James Comey, An­drew Mccabe, Pe­ter S and his lover, agent Lisa Page, & more, all dis­graced and/or fired and caught in the act. These are just some of the losers that tried to do a num­ber on your Pres­i­dent. Part of the Witch Hunt. Re­mem­ber the ‘in­surance pol­icy?’ This is it!,” Trump told his 57.2 mil­lion fol­low­ers on Twit­ter.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.