FBI Probed Whether Trump Was Working Against US Interests

Blanche Robertson
January 12, 2019

The report said that the FBI began an investigation into whether the president was "working on behalf of Russian Federation against American interests", just after he fired James Comey from his position as the director of the FBI.

Comey's firing, rather than ending the Russian Federation investigation, led directly to the appointment, over Trump's objections, of Mueller, another former FBI director, to take over the Russian Federation probe.

It was a tense time.

"James Comey was sacked because he's a disgraced partisan hack", Sanders continued, "and his Deputy Andrew McCabe, who was in charge at the time, is a known liar fired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

In the interview President Trump said he probably would not agree to a sit-down interview with Mr. Mueller, who also is investigating whether the Republican President's campaign conspired with Moscow and whether President Trump has unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe.

According to the Times, special counsel Robert Mueller took over the investigation when he was appointed.

In an interview with Reuters, Giuliani said Mueller raised the possibility of follow-up questions but that the president's outside legal team told the special counsel before Christmas that Trump would not respond.

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According to former law-enforcement officials and others familiar with the probe, the newspaper said, counterintelligence agents had to decide whether Trump's actions posed a possible national security threat. And this is the investigation they opened after Comey was sacked.

"The investigation the F.B.I. opened into Mr. Trump also had a criminal aspect, which has always been publicly known: whether his firing of Mr. Comey constituted obstruction of justice".

"The New York Times" claims the investigation - a dual counterintelligence and criminal probe - was launched after the president fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017.

Just under a year later, Trump tweeted that Comey wasn't fired over the Russian Federation investigation.

Mueller's final report can be finished within months and Giuliani is hoping he can use executive privilege to get his hands on it before the public. NBC News reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plans to step down after Mueller completes the investigation and expects that he will be able to leave by March.

USA senators earlier this week introduced a bipartisan bill that would protect Mueller's job.

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