FBI decided Trump had to be investigated as a possible Russian agent


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❝ 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.

Our fake president’s behavior would be insufficient for such an unprecedented investigation to be decided. The usual standards calling the counter-intelligence division of the FBI into play require additional substantive information. This would be coming not only from covert American sources like the NSA; but, might originate with the security forces of any of our longtime allies.

None of this is considered, of course, either by White House flunkies rolled out of weekend cold storage or predictable Fox News-level apologists. Word games and psycho-babble sufficient to impress today’s Republican base don’t require facts or sound reason.

Regardless, as the investigation progressed, the Mueller Investigation of Trump started. Initially into obstruction of justice. The FBI dossier was passed along to the Special Counsel and wherever that leads will determine whether or not the Fake President will become the first president indicted as a foreign agent.

Kudos to the New York Times reporters and staff who gathered this news and broke the story, this evening.

6 thoughts on “FBI decided Trump had to be investigated as a possible Russian agent

  1. Твитти says:

    ➡️ 4:05 AM – 12 Jan 2019 Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    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!
    ➡️ 4:18 AM – 12 Jan 2019 Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    …Funny thing about James Comey. Everybody wanted him fired, Republican and Democrat alike. After the rigged & botched Crooked Hillary investigation, where she was interviewed on July 4th Weekend, not recorded or sworn in, and where she said she didn’t know anything (a lie),….
    ➡️ 4:33 AM – 12 Jan 2019 Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    ….the FBI was in complete turmoil (see N.Y. Post) because of Comey’s poor leadership and the way he handled the Clinton mess (not to mention his usurpation of powers from the Justice Department). My firing of James Comey was a great day for America. He was a Crooked Cop……
    ➡️ 4:53 AM – 12 Jan 2019 Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    …..who is being totally protected by his best friend, Bob Mueller, & the 13 Angry Democrats – leaking machines who have NO interest in going after the Real Collusion (and much more) by Crooked Hillary Clinton, her Campaign, and the Democratic National Committee. Just Watch!
    ➡️ 5:09 AM – 12 Jan 2019 Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    I have been FAR tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton. Maybe tougher than any other President. At the same time, & as I have often said, getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. I fully expect that someday we will have good relations with Russia again!
    ➡️ 6:20 AM – 12 Jan 2019 Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    Lyin’ James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter S and his lover, agent Lisa Page, & more, all disgraced and/or fired and caught in the act. These are just some of the losers that tried to do a number on your President. Part of the Witch Hunt. Remember the “insurance policy?” This is it!

  2. ...but wait, there's more says:

    “Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration” (Washington Post 8:30 AM Jan 13, 2019) https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-has-concealed-details-of-his-face-to-face-encounters-with-putin-from-senior-officials-in-administration/2019/01/12/65f6686c-1434-11e9-b6ad-9cfd62dbb0a8_story.html?utm_term=.aa8193967a43 “…The constraints that Trump imposed are part of a broader pattern by the president of shielding his communications with Putin from public scrutiny and preventing even high-ranking officials in his own administration from fully knowing what he has told one of the United States’ main adversaries.
    As a result, U.S. officials said there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump’s face-to-face interactions with the Russian leader at five locations over the past two years. Such a gap would be unusual in any presidency, let alone one that Russia sought to install through what U.S. intelligence agencies have described as an unprecedented campaign of election interference.”

    • None dare call it treason says:

      “…Because of the absence of any reliable record of Trump’s conversations with Putin, officials at times have had to rely on reports by U.S. intelligence agencies tracking the reaction in the Kremlin.
      Previous presidents and senior advisers have often studied such reports to assess whether they had accomplished their objectives in meetings as well as to gain insights for future conversations.
      U.S. intelligence agencies have been reluctant to call attention to such reports during Trump’s presidency because they have at times included comments by foreign officials disparaging the president or his advisers, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, a former senior administration official said.”

  3. Hey, Rube! says:

    “Trump gave Putin the ‘gift of the century’ in plain sight while the FBI probed him as a Russian agent” (Business Insider 1/15/19) https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-gives-putin-gift-of-the-century-fbi-probes-him-as-a-russian-spy-2019-1
    “Trump Privately Discussed Destroying NATO Alliance : The president repeatedly told aides that he wanted to withdraw the United States from the alliance, The New York Times reports. (Vanity Fair 1/15/19) https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/01/trump-privately-discussed-destroying-nato-alliance
    “Now is the time to demand Trump/Russia answers” Pam Sohn, Chattanooga Times Free Press. Jan 16, 2019 https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/opinion/times/story/2019/jan/16/sohn-demand-trump-russia/486752/

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