White House Slams NY Times Report On FBI Concern That Trump Acted On Behalf Of Russia : NPR

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has denounced a New York Times report that the FBI launched an investigation into whether President Trump had been working on behalf of Russia when he fired James Comey as director of the bureau in May 2017. Sanders issued the statement on Friday night.

“This is absurd,” Sanders said. “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 reported that U.S. counterintelligence investigators were concerned that the president’s actions were a possible threat to national security. They also wanted to determine whether the president “was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s…

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