FBI investigated President Trump for possible secret Russian favors for vanguard news ,
Federal counterintelligence agents began an investigation of Donald Trump last year that aimed to find out whether
the president had a clandestine agenda to help Russia, the New York Times and CNN reported Friday.
While the allegation of Trump’s possible collusion with the Russian government has been raised before, to date there has been no evidence.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Comey was fired for just cause and that Trump
has never favored Russia.
“This is absurd. James Comey was fired because he’s a disgraced partisan hack, and his Deputy Andrew McCabe,
who was in charge at 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.”
The Times and CNN reports both cite unnamed sources.
CNN reported that counterintelligence agents were investigating why Trump was acting in ways that seemed to benefit Russia.
The obstruction probe was an idea the FBI had previously considered, but it didn’t start until Comey was fired,
CNN reported. The justification went beyond Trump’s firing of Comey, CNN said, according to its sources,
“Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia!” Trump tweeted shortly after the firing. “The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!
The FBI director’s firing is central to an obstruction of justice investigation being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller,
who is also looking into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election in order to help Trump.