FBI Opened Investigation Into Whether Trump Was Working On Behalf Of Russia
By Bill Galluccio
January 12, 2019
According to a report from the New York Times, FBI officials became so concerned that President Donald Trump was secretly working with Russian agents that they opened an investigation to look into the matter. The drastic move came in the days following Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.
Officials were concerned over Trump's comments tying Comey's firing to the Russia investigation and were worried that ousting him was a means to impede their investigation into Russian collusion and interference during the 2016 presidential campaign.
A few days after the FBI opened their initial inquiry it was taken over by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. It is unclear whether Mueller is still pursuing the matter and no information has been made public that shows President Trump met with or took direction from Russian agents.
Trump responded to the report in a series of tweets on Saturday morning. He blasted "the corrupt former leaders of the FBI" and said that they had "no proof" to open the investigation. He went on to defend his decision to fire Comey, pointing out that "everybody wanted him fired, Republican and Democrat alike" and said that his "firing of James Comey was a great day for America."
Trump then pivoted his attack on the Mueller investigation and said that it should be focused on looking into the "Real Collusion" committed by Hillary Clinton.
He then defended his policies with Russia, claiming that he has been"FAR tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton." The president finished his tweets on the matter by calling it a "witch hunt" being run by "losers that tried to do a number on your President."
Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
...Funny thing about James Comey. Everybody wanted him fired, Republican and Democrat alike. After the rigged & botched Crooked Hillary investigation, where she was interviewed on July 4th Weekend, not recorded or sworn in, and where she said she didn’t know anything (a lie),....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
....the FBI was in complete turmoil (see N.Y. Post) because of Comey’s poor leadership and the way he handled the Clinton mess (not to mention his usurpation of powers from the Justice Department). My firing of James Comey was a great day for America. He was a Crooked Cop......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
.....who is being totally protected by his best friend, Bob Mueller, & the 13 Angry Democrats - leaking machines who have NO interest in going after the Real Collusion (and much more) by Crooked Hillary Clinton, her Campaign, and the Democratic National Committee. Just Watch!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
I have been FAR tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton. Maybe tougher than any other President. At the same time, & as I have often said, getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. I fully expect that someday we will have good relations with Russia again!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
Lyin’ James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter S and his lover, agent Lisa Page, & more, all disgraced and/or fired and caught in the act. These are just some of the losers that tried to do a number on your President. Part of the Witch Hunt. Remember the “insurance policy?” This is it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
Photo: Getty Images