Trump’s rage over Rus­sia FBI probe

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

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.

FURY Don­ald Trump

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