Trump slams claims he’s a Rus­sian spy

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY CHRISTO­PHER BUCKTIN US Editor

DON­ALD Trump has blasted “in­sult­ing” al­le­ga­tions that he worked as a se­cret agent for Rus­sia.

The US Pres­i­dent lashed out af­ter an ar­ti­cle claimed the FBI probed the pos­si­bil­ity af­ter he took of­fice.

Asked if he had worked for Rus­sia, he told Fox News’ Jea­nine Pirro: “It’s the most in­sult­ing thing I’ve been asked.

“I think it’s the most in­sult­ing ar­ti­cle I’ve ever had writ­ten. The New York Times is a dis­as­ter.”

The FBI re­port­edly opened the in­ves­ti­ga­tion in May 2017, af­ter he fired FBI direc­tor James Comey.

Trump said Mr Comey was axed over crit­i­cism of his han­dling of a Hil­lary Clin­ton email probe. He later ad­mit­ted he made the de­ci­sion to sack him alone.

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