F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

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  1. HumbledPi

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    After the firing of Comey, the FBI opened up an investigation into the possible collusion of Trump with Russia. This could be a criminal investigation.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/fbi-trump-russia-inquiry.html
    F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
    WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. 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 investigation.

    The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. Agents also sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.

    The investigation the F.B.I. opened into Mr. Trump also had a criminal aspect, which has long been publicly known: whether his firing of Mr. Comey constituted obstruction of justice.


     
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    Antiduopolist Well-Known Member

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    Wow.

    Looks like some folks at the FBI should be doing some time...

    As far as how it impacts Trump, nothing burger.
     
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    Ouch, another distinction for trump - first time an American president has been and is being investigated for treason. I sure wish Mueller would hurry up. :)
     
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    I wonder if they have been "tapping his wires" ever since?
     
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    3 years in and people still say things like “mueller hurry up”. At one point to think that he isn’t going to go any faster?
     
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    Now Mueller is continuing their investigation.
     
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    Yeah that worked out real well for McCabe.
     
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    Lourdy, I hope there are tapes.
     
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    He has done absolutely nothing to dispel their suspicion since taking office.
     
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    This must have been really embarrassing for Sessions.
     
  11. HumbledPi

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    Rather than republicans standing up to defend our country, they cowed to Trump. They put a bullshit spin on all of his wrongdoing and instead they smeared our institutions like the FBI and criticize dedicated professionals like Mueller and Comey and claim it's all a 'deep state' conspiracy. Trump has been tougher on his own intelligence agencies than he has been on Russia. Republican partisans never address these charges and issues and instead they scream 'witch hunt' and 'deep state' and malign our country's top intelligence professionals.

    This man and his children and inner circle are plain-out traitors to the United States and personally I want to see justice, I want them punished and broken. There's no other incident in our entire history that even comes close to this, it's abhorrent and sickening.
     
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    The FBI ran renegade and in its own ignorance is still blissfully unaware how its investigation has aided the Russian Federation. By undermining the President and making him out to be a criminal, we have the shutdown, we have the inability to work across the aisle. When we did have good news, that was always undermined with some snipe against the President.

    In the two years, the FBI has never aided America in this time. What it can and must do now, is end things on as amicable of a note as possible.
     
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    Oh c'mon man, we need to let them have this. It's the only thing keeping them functioning.
     
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    It'll be two years in May.
     
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    Mueller's investigation is not and never was a separate investigation from the one that was conducted in mid-2016. By the order itself, Mueller took over Comey's work. We've dealt with this thing since shortly after the election.
     
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    Plus the entire time his campaign was being spied on by the FBI and British agents.
     
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    Of course they should be at least imprison at the very least and more then likely should disappear those agents as Trump friend Putin would do in Trump shoes.
     
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    Too funny. And moronic.
     
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    Yes indeed and that is why Trump men try to get the Russians to grant access to their encrypted hardware.
     
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    There is no criminal aspect, this isn't Nixon and the Saturday night massacre. With all the stuff Comey did Trump has every right to fire him, To whit;
    Launching an inquiry on Trump based on a folder paid for by the DNC, assembled by a man with blatant anti-Trump bias and containing many exaggerations if not plain inaccuracies.
    Deciding for himself to shut down the Hilary emails investigation without ever referring it to the Grand Jury or DOJ, an unprecedented move. Especially as Hilary had constantly changed her account and deleted thousands of emails which she had been ordered to surrender (maybe it's not Trump who obstructed justice?). Employing senior agents on the case with blatant anti-Trump bias and Senior Director McCabe whose wife was standing as a DNC candidate backed financially by the Clintons, never recused himself and Comey never forced him to until the scandal broke AFTER the decision was made to end the investigation. Furthermore computer records show that Comey actually drafted the letter closing the investigation BEFORE Hilary had been interviewed.
    Never actually pursuing any charges over the whole Uranium One affair, despite plentiful evidence to do so, Congress forced the investigation upon them.
    Trump had EVERY right to fire Comey.

    Plus even if he did, all Bill Clinton got for it was a fine?
     
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