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FBI Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

By The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In the days after President Donald Trump fired James Comey as FBI director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigationRead full story

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  • This story is shocking. Every American should be concerned. When the investigation ends, it will be interesting to learn if the illegitimate resident and con man sold out the US for his own personal interests.

  • This is not news, it's a headline. The news is the FBI found nothing other than efforts by the DNC and Clinton campaign to use fake Russian information to make Trump look bad.

  • How is this a real news story? The very last paragraph is that there is no evidence. Sigh. I’m no Trump fan but Im a HUGE fan of innocent until proven guilty.

  • When will this witch hunt end? It was initiated without any evidence to suggest collusion and it has gone on for over two years with nothing to suggest there was any collusion. It's a tremendous waste of money and human resources.

  • I really don’t know what’s wrong with our justice system why they don’t like president trump he is the best president sense president Ronald Reagan he has done more for our country sense Ronald Reagan he has a love for this country that I have never seen by any other president in my life time he has fulfilled his campaign promises to the fullest what is wrong with you people before he got into office the unemployment rate was threw the roof have all of you forgotten how bad you had it worrying how

    I really don’t know what’s wrong with our justice system why they don’t like president trump he is the best president sense president Ronald Reagan he has done more for our country sense Ronald Reagan he has a love for this country that I have never seen by any other president in my life time he has fulfilled his campaign promises to the fullest what is wrong with you people before he got into office the unemployment rate was threw the roof have all of you forgotten how bad you had it worrying how you were going to feed your children and how you were going to pay your mortgage and other bills wake up people he is a fantastic president

  • This is not a headline that I would have thought possible before Trump.

  • The country would be better served if they just let this President work and do his job instead of this never ending unfounded disruptions. God help this President, his administration and our country.

  • “It is unclear whether Mr. Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence matter, and some former law enforcement officials outside the investigation have questioned whether agents overstepped in opening it.”

    This is of course a legitimate legal dilemma, but it also reflects how off-the-rails this situation has become. There is no greater crisis of national security than even the remote prospect one may be dealing with a so-called Manchurian candidate. Indeed the only situation that comes close

    “It is unclear whether Mr. Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence matter, and some former law enforcement officials outside the investigation have questioned whether agents overstepped in opening it.”

    This is of course a legitimate legal dilemma, but it also reflects how off-the-rails this situation has become. There is no greater crisis of national security than even the remote prospect one may be dealing with a so-called Manchurian candidate. Indeed the only situation that comes close was the late Labour MP Michael Foot in the UK General Election of 1983. Foot’s activities and history of cooperation with the NKVD/KGB is hotly disputed even today.

    Whereas the Queen would have needed to be informed had Labour won in 1983, the proper investigative road is far murkier for a US President.

  • what a time we live in

  • The picture of him with the Russian ambassador the following day speaks 1,000 words. While shocking, I don’t think this is surprising. It is a serious question that needs to be answered. I hope for the sake of all of us, the answers come soon, are clear and definitive.

  • All the more reason to finish the investigation and publicly learn actual, multiple sources of evidence that support these allegations.

  • Agree with readers’ comments that no evidence was found and he is therefore innocent until proven guilty.

    BUT, the fact that the FBI even had to consider this action on the leader of the free world is absolutely staggering and totally newsworthy. The minute we forget that, we normalise the madness currently taking place.

  • It’s a witch hunt!!

    Remember how witches were always burned at the stake? With no evidence? And how witches aren’t a real thing?

    If it’s a witch hunt, who cares if there’s any evidence? Let’s fire up the stake already

  • Why is it that some people don’t want to understand that investigating Goberment official specially the president is difficult ant takes time it’s not a parking ticket and look how many people has been indicted that has to do with the President, he’s a crook and a fraud so it’s a shame that people look at him like he’s a god when he’s just another lying sob that is rich because all the shady businesses and cheating taxes and cheating the people that work for him those are facts and can be look upon

    Why is it that some people don’t want to understand that investigating Goberment official specially the president is difficult ant takes time it’s not a parking ticket and look how many people has been indicted that has to do with the President, he’s a crook and a fraud so it’s a shame that people look at him like he’s a god when he’s just another lying sob that is rich because all the shady businesses and cheating taxes and cheating the people that work for him those are facts and can be look upon too, then we have the politicians that are behind him just for a power grab and don’t know how to let go, but time will tell and a lot of this people are going to be ashamed and out of a job, my thoughts

  • The real story here is that we have tribally devolved into a banana republic and the FBI has no more credibility. All government departments are suspect until we settle this tribal dispute.

  • A trump supporter is going to parse the words in the last sentence “no evidence has emerged publicly” and say “see, he didn’t do anything.” Um, what about the overwhelming evidence providing proof to the other parts of the story? There’s proof there was a meeting in trump towers. He lied to investigators. There were Russia government actors present.the over arching point, even our “less than good” presidents haven’t been investigated by the FBI. Start the impeachment process already. This sitting

    A trump supporter is going to parse the words in the last sentence “no evidence has emerged publicly” and say “see, he didn’t do anything.” Um, what about the overwhelming evidence providing proof to the other parts of the story? There’s proof there was a meeting in trump towers. He lied to investigators. There were Russia government actors present.the over arching point, even our “less than good” presidents haven’t been investigated by the FBI. Start the impeachment process already. This sitting president can not retain his seat as president because Democrats waited until the race starts. We’ll have to weed through more stories of “fake or not fake” news.

  • I'm sorry but the NYT every day becomes more of a rag that u pick up in the check out line along with headlines like ( Elvis is alive) and other poop. Very sad considering at a time not to long in the past it was the go to for actual REAL fact checked reporting

  • The downfall of 45

  • This is tantamount to plotting a

    coup?

  • Does anyone have respect for the FBI any more ? They’ve shown themselves to be total idiots even after their traitorous activities were exposed. We need a new Justice department was that can oversee the FBI.

  • Trump fired Comey because he wouldn’t issue a statement that President Trump wasn’t being investigated after Comey told the Pres. he wasn’t being investigated... the President asked him on numerous occasions to tell the public he himself wasn’t the target of an investigation.. Comey wouldn’t do it so Trump fired him. This then got the fact that Trump wasn’t under investigation out to the public which Comey DID NOT want the American public to believe.. Trump was not under investigation therefore it

    Trump fired Comey because he wouldn’t issue a statement that President Trump wasn’t being investigated after Comey told the Pres. he wasn’t being investigated... the President asked him on numerous occasions to tell the public he himself wasn’t the target of an investigation.. Comey wouldn’t do it so Trump fired him. This then got the fact that Trump wasn’t under investigation out to the public which Comey DID NOT want the American public to believe.. Trump was not under investigation therefore it doesn’t meet requirements of obstruction of justice, The president has every right to fire his subordinates for any reason or no reason.

  • This the next James Bond script? Oh wait?!

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