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PoliticsWhite House Responds to Bombshell NYT Trump-Russia Report: ‘This Is Absurd’

05:45  12 january  2019
05:45  12 january  2019 Source:   mediaite.com

Sanders Described FBI Probe Critics as Losers

Sanders Described FBI Probe Critics as Losers President Trump had on Saturday insulted FBI bosses after leaning he had been investigated by the agency.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders hit back after the New York Times dropped a bombshell on Friday night claiming that the FBI opened up a probe into whether or not President Donald Trump may be working for the Russians . “ This is absurd ,” the statement read.

“ This is absurd ,” he said. The White House also declined to comment Tuesday night, but earlier in the day, the press secretary, Sean Spicer, stood by Mr. Trump ’s previous comments that nobody from his campaign had contact with Russian officials before the election.

White House Responds to Bombshell NYT Trump-Russia Report: ‘This Is Absurd’© Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders speaks to the media after appearing on a morning television show, on January 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. The U.S government is in its third week of a partial shutdown with Republicans and Democrats at odds on agreeing with President Donald Trump's demands for more money to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders hit back after the New York Timesdropped a bombshell on Friday night claiming that the FBI opened up a probe into whether or not President Donald Trump may be working for the Russians. The inquiry was launched after Trump fired former FBI director James Comey.

Needed in the Russia investigation: More skepticism of Manafort and the media

Needed in the Russia investigation: More skepticism of Manafort and the media The Russia-collusion story manages to be at once frenetic and humdrum. Apparent bombshell revelations arise but without advancing the public's knowledge beyond a couple of truths we all knew back in 2016: First, when it comes to President Trump, the media can’t control itself. Second, Paul Manafort is no friend. In perhaps the 1,000th “ bombshell” report on the Russia investigation, the New York Times reported earlier this week that Manafort, as Trump’s campaign chairman, had sent internal polling data to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who is “close to the Kremlin.” This revelation perturbed us.

Meanwhile, a Times bombshell revealed that Trump ’s son Donald junior, along with campaign chairman Paul Manafort and son-in-law Jared This was a place whose Washington bureau was once populated by a species of journalist Talese described as lean, tall, tweedy, well educated, and, in at

" This is absurd ," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. According to the Times ' report , the FBI's investigation was related to whether Trump had obstructed justice by firing Comey but also included a counterintelligence component on whether Trump was knowingly working

MSNBC’s Joy Reid read Sanders’ response on the air.

“This is absurd,” the statement read. “James Comey was fired because he’s a disgraced partisan hack and his deputy Andrew McCabe who was in charge of the time is a known liar fired by the FBI. Unlike President Obama who let Russia and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russia.”

According to the Times report, the inquiry was ultimately handed over to Robert Mueller. It is unclear what happened to the probe after that.

'So many questions': Lawmakers respond to bombshell Trump, Russia reports.
"Why is he so chummy with Vladimir Putin?" asked Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, adding, "I don't get it."

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