PoliticsTrump renews attacks on Comey after NY Times report about FBI probe

16:20  12 january  2019
16:20  12 january  2019 Source:   thehill.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.

CreditAl Drago/The New York Times . Assurances Amid Doubt. Two weeks before Mr. Trump ’s inauguration, senior American intelligence officials briefed He made up his mind before Mr. Comey even walked in the door. Hours earlier, Mr. Trump told The Times that stories about Russian election

The New York Times and other news organizations have reported the existence of the investigation into the Trump campaign and its relationship with Russia, but the White House dismissed those reports as politically motivated and rallied political allies to rebut them. Mr. Comey ’s testimony on

Trump renews attacks on Comey after NY Times report about FBI probe© Getty Images President Trump called James Comey a "crooked cop." President Trump argued Saturday that his firing of former FBI Director James Comey was justified, calling the former intelligence official a "crooked cop" who Trump says is being "protected" by the special counsel investigation.

In a series of tweets, the president lashed out at Comey hours after the publication of a New York Times report claiming that the FBI had opened an investigation into whether Trump was working directly with Russia's Vladimir Putin after Comey's firing.

"Funny thing about James Comey. Everybody wanted him fired, Republican and Democrat alike," Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump calls report on FBI probe of him 'most insulting'

Trump calls report on FBI probe of him 'most insulting' President Donald Trump has called "most insulting" a published report that federal law enforcement officials were so concerned about his behavior in the days after he fired James Comey from the FBI that they opened an investigation into whether he had been working for Russia against U.S. interests. 

WASHINGTON — President Trump escalated his attacks on his own Justice Department on Friday, using an early-morning Twitter rant And Mr. Trump has said he decided to fire Mr. Comey before he received Mr. Rosenstein’s memo. The outburst came after an oddly worded statement late Thursday

CreditCreditZach Gibson for The New York Times . “ Report : ‘ANTI- TRUMP FBI AGENT LED CLINTON EMAIL PROBE ,’” Mr. Trump said in his 10th tweet on Sunday, which by Still, even though Mr. Trump ’s attacks on government agencies are now a familiar theme, former F.B.I. officials and

"My firing of James Comey was a great day for America. He was a Crooked Cop who is being totally protected by his best friend, Bob Mueller, & the 13 Angry Democrats," the president added.

The president also took aim at the investigation itself, which the Times reports was folded in to the larger special counsel investigation headed by Robert Mueller after his appointment.

"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!" Trump tweeted.

The president's comments came hours after the Times reported Friday night that the president's actions immediately following Comey's firing, including his statements to Russian diplomats about the investigation, concerned FBI agents to the point that an investigation was launched into whether Trump and Putin had a direct relationship.

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

White House Responds to Bombshell NYT Trump-Russia Report: ‘This Is Absurd’ 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. The inquiry was launched after Trump fired former FBI director James Comey. 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.

WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey , to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump ’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.

President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey at the recommendation of US The firing of Comey comes days after he testified to Congress on investigations into alleged Russian FBI directors typically serve 10-year terms. The only other time in US history an FBI director has been

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called news of the investigation "absurd," claiming that "unlike" his predecessor, Trump had enacted a tough foreign policy stance that confronted Russia on global issues.

"James Comey was fired because he's a disgraced partisan hack," she said, according to NBC.

"Unlike President Obama, who let Russia and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russia."

Comey's 2017 firing is a central aspect of Robert Mueller's investigation, which has sought to determine Trump's reasoning for Comey's ouster amid differing explanations offered by the president and his staffers over the past almost two years.

The president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, dismissed the Times report in his own statement claiming that investigators had found "nothing" linking Trump to Russia's government.

"The fact that it goes back a year and a half and nothing came of it that showed a breach of national security means they found nothing," Giuliani said.

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Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted out a single quote from former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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