In May 2017, the FBI opened an inquiry into whether Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, the New York Times has reported.
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Citing unnamed former law enforcement officials, the paper reported on Friday that in the days after the president fired FBI director James Comey, law enforcement officials were so worried about his behavior that they began investigating whether the president was working against US interests and on behalf of Moscow.
Counterintelligence investigators were reportedly considering whether Trump’s actions constituted a national security threat, an extraordinary line of inquiry against a sitting president. They also sought to determine whether the president was knowingly working for Russia, the report said.
Trump responded on Saturday morning with a volley of tweets which did not question the Times’ reporting but lambasted “the corrupt former leaders of the FBI” for opening an investigation “for no reason & with no proof”.
“Funny thing about James Comey,” Trump said. “Everybody wanted him fired, Republican and Democrat alike. My firing of James Comey was a great day for America. He was a Crooked Cop.” Continue reading TRUMP’S behavior raised questions about his relationship with Putin; former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe
cting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker says the special counsel’s Russia investigation is “close to being completed.”
Whitaker made the comment Monday during an unrelated news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. Continue reading US Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker says Mueller’s probe is ‘close to being completed’
Jerome Corsi, a conservative author and conspiracy theorist, said Sunday that he would happy to testify against Roger Stone and let his testimony about what occurred during the 2016 presidential election and whether anyone coordinated with WikiLeaks’ efforts to undermine Hillary Clinton’s campaign “speak for itself.”
“I will be happy to testify, if — I would suspect to be subpoenaed,” Corsi told CNN host Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “And I will let the testimony fall wherever it falls. I’m going to tell the truth, to the best of my ability.”
Corsi has been identified as “Person 1” in the 24-page federal indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller against Stone that was revealed Friday and charged the longtime associate of President Donald Trump with seven felony counts. Among other things, Stone stands accused of lying to Congress and making efforts to intimidate radio host Randy Credico, who was in contact with WikiLeaks head Julian Assange in 2016. Continue reading Jerome Corsi says he’s ‘happy’ to testify against Stone
Donald Trump says he suffered from one-sided media coverage during the 2016 presidential campaign. Back then, all eyes were on the dossier compiled by a retired MI6 spy, who alleged that Trump had colluded with Moscow in a bid to win the election. The president called the document “phony”, and has accused his political adversaries of paying for it. Continue reading US President Donald Trump Reacts to Roger Stone’s Arrest With Call to Indict ‘Crooked Hillary’
What did President Trump know about Michael Cohen’s quasi-shakedown operation, and when did he know it? That’s an important question, but in this particular case, we need to add a second one: Whether or not Trump knew about Cohen’s efforts, to what degree did he personally benefit from them?
Thanks to major new investigative pieces by The Post and the New York Times, we now have real insight into how Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer, set up a company in October 2016 called Essential Consultants, which paid off the hush money to Stormy Daniels and subsequently took in millions of dollars in fees from corporations looking for “insight” into how the Trump administration functioned. Continue reading TRUMP, RUSSIA Collusion: There is no there, there. There is there!