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Reports: FBI investigated Trump for possible secret Russian favors


Added 01-12-19 12:04:02am EST - “Federal counterintelligence agents began an investigation of Donald Trump last year that aimed to find out whether the president had a clandestine agenda to help Russia” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Reports: FBI investigated Trump for possible secret Russian favors”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Federal counterintelligence agents began an investigation of Donald Trump last year that aimed to find out whether the president had a clandestine agenda to help Russia, the New York Times and CNN reported Friday.

The revelation, which the White House called "absurd" in a late-evening statement, suggests that the FBI felt Trump's firing of director James B. Comey in May 2017 was motivated by Russian interests and might constitute a threat to U.S. national security, the Times reported.

While the allegation of Trump's possible collusion with the Russian government has been raised before, to date there has been no evidence. 

Rudolph W. Giuliani, a lawyer for the president, was quoted by the Times as saying that the investigation seems to have gone nowhere. “The fact that it goes back a year and a half and nothing came of it that showed a breach of national security means they found nothing,” Giuliani said on Friday.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Comey was fired for just cause and that Trump has never favored Russia.

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