‘FBI probed Trump as working for Russia’
The FBI opened an investigation into whether US President Donald Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russia several days after Trump fired the bureau’s director James Comey, The New York Times has reported.
The report of the inquiry published in the Times was based on the testimonies of former US law agents and others involved in the case.
“The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security,” the Times reported.
Trump responded on Twitter, beginning his comments by saying that the Times was “failing.” He then said that those who initiated the investigations – mostly former FBI leaders he said he fired for “very bad reasons” – did so with “no reason and no proof” in response to his firing of Comey.
The president did not stop there. He then began attacking Comey personally, claiming, “Everybody wanted him fired, Republicans and Democrats alike.”
He continued attacking the former FBI director by saying the “FBI was in complete turmoil” when Comey was leading it, and even said that Comey “was a crooked cop.”
Eventually, Trump claimed, he has “been FAR tougher with Russia... maybe than any other President.” Trump said he hoped that the US “will have good relations with Russia again.”
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump speaks about border security with Sheriff Bunny Welsh from Chester County, Pennsylvania, at the White House on Friday.