Trump’s rage over Russia FBI probe
The White House yesterday condemned a report that the FBI opened an inquiry into whether Donald Trump was secretly working for Russia.
Officials became concerned by the president’s behaviour in May 2017, when he sacked FBI director James Comey, according to the New York Times.
The FBI investigation examined whether Trump was a national security threat, it was claimed.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reacted strongly, saying: “James Comey was fired because he’s a disgraced partisan hack.
“Unlike President Obama, who let Russia and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russia.”
In 2016, US intelligence agencies concluded that Russia had launched cyber-attacks and planted fake news stories on social media to boost Trump and damage his rival for the presidency, Hillary Clinton.
It came after the partial shutdown of the US government entered its 22nd day, making it the longest in US history.
Trump is refusing to sign budget measures unless the Democrat-controlled Congress grant £ 4.5billion funding to build his wall with Mexico.
Trump yesterday backed away from declaring a national emergency over the wall, which would enable him to approve the funding without approval.
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