FBI probed whether Trump was secretly working for Russia in 2017

Apr 2013
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The NYT is breaking a story that after Mueller was fired, the FBI undertook an investigation as to Lying Trump's ties to Russia.

The tick, tick, tick is getting louder.

Details: Intelligence officials had their concerns about Trump's ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign, but held off on opening an investigation because of the sensitive and potentially explosive implications that it came with. It was only after Trump twice tied the firing of Comey to his desire to put an end to the Russia investigation that officials decided to launch an inquiry into "whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security," per the Times.

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The investigation had both a counterintelligence and criminal aspect to it — with the criminal question being whether he had obstructed justice by firing Comey, per the Times. The probe has since been handed off to special counsel Robert Mueller.
The aggressive move to investigate Trump reportedly set off "a vigorous debate" within the Justice Department over whether FBI agents overreacted by opening the counterintelligence probe.
Link to NYT story: New York Times reports.

NYT: FBI investigated whether Trump was secretly working for Russia after Comey firing
 
Dec 2018
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Let this sink in a bit. The FBI saw evidence to open a CRIMINAL investigation that a sitting president might be working for a hostile foreign government. Not the presidential campaign. Not the presidential transition. Not the presidents’ business. The president himself. This was viewed as a threat to national security.

And this was transferred over to Robert Mueller so we don’t even know if this is an ongoing investigation or not.

This would be the story of the century if Trump weren’t already embroiled in controversy after controversy.

Jesus
 
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Let this sink in a bit. The FBI saw evidence to open a CRIMINAL investigation that a sitting president might be working for a hostile foreign government. Not the presidential campaign. Not the presidential transition. Not the presidents’ business. The president himself. This was viewed as a threat to national security.

And this was transferred over to Robert Mueller so we don’t even know if this is an ongoing investigation or not.

This would be the story of the century if Trump weren’t already embroiled in controversy after controversy.

Jesus
The amount of filings alone that it takes to actually investigate a sitting president for something like this is substantial as well. It is highly unusual and would not be permitted without very good information being supplied that supports that possibility that he was an agent, unwittingly at first and then likely wittingly, as he knowingly asking for the hacked Clinton emails. The obstruction is the collusion. When will 40% of Americans see him for what he is, He is playing them for fools just to enrich himself and destroy our Republic in the mean time.
 
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Let this sink in a bit. The FBI saw evidence to open a CRIMINAL investigation that a sitting president might be working for a hostile foreign government. Not the presidential campaign. Not the presidential transition. Not the presidents’ business. The president himself. This was viewed as a threat to national security.

And this was transferred over to Robert Mueller so we don’t even know if this is an ongoing investigation or not.

This would be the story of the century if Trump weren’t already embroiled in controversy after controversy.

Jesus
Correct but what did they find? Obviously not evidence of treason. More likely they simply found that Trump is a nutty old man who can't wipe his own ass without help.
 
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Nov 2018
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Let this sink in a bit. The FBI saw evidence to open a CRIMINAL investigation that a sitting president might be working for a hostile foreign government. Not the presidential campaign. Not the presidential transition. Not the presidents’ business. The president himself. This was viewed as a threat to national security.

And this was transferred over to Robert Mueller so we don’t even know if this is an ongoing investigation or not.

This would be the story of the century if Trump weren’t already embroiled in controversy after controversy.

Jesus
Imagine if this had been Hillary as president. The conservative media would be screaming for her execution.