FBI investigated how Trump’s actions seemed to benefit Russian Federation

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He said that the report only suggests that after Comey was sacked in May of 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department "very rashly" thought they found a crime of obstruction against Trump.

Three Democrats who head influential House committees are warning President Donald Trump not to obstruct their efforts to question his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

The New York Times reported that Trump's behavior in the days around his firing of James Comey as FBI director helped trigger the counterintelligence part of the investigation.

"I have been FAR tougher on Russian Federation than Obama, Bush or Clinton". Trump has taken unusual steps to keep their conversations under wraps, according to the newspaper.

(CNN)Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States, modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President nearly daily. Trump also wrote that those who initiated the investigations, mostly former FBI leaders he has fired for "very bad reasons", did it with "no reason and no proof" as a response to his firing of Comey.

He said: "I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked".

It wasn't the weekend that President Donald Trump wanted: largely alone at the White House, irked by a pair of startling Russian Federation headlines and baffled that he's not getting more credit for staying put during the partial government shutdown.

President Trump was so intent on keeping his chats with Vladimir Putin secret, he once made his interpreter turn over his notes and promise to never discuss them, current and former USA officials told The Washington Post.

Ratcliffe said he was aware of the Baker revelations in October, and House Republicans had been working through proper channels to make the entire transcript public.

President Donald Trump has avoided giving a direct answer when asked if he now is or has ever worked for Russian Federation after a published report said his behavior gave federal law enforcement officials reason to begin investigating whether he had worked for the USA adversary. The report cited unnamed current and former USA officials.

Robert Mueller took over the investigation when he was appointed special counsel soon after Comey's firing. The Times says it's unclear whether Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence angle. "Anybody could have listened to that meeting, that meeting is up for grabs".

The chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), told the Post "it's been several months since" Trump's closed-door meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, "and we still don't know what went on in that meeting".

Although Trump has been unusually pro-Russia in his rhetoric, his policies toward Russian Federation have not differed significantly from other administrations, a fact that President Barack Obama's former ambassador to Russian Federation remarked upon during an interview with Salon in June.

They discussed a range of options, including Rosenstein wearing a wire while speaking with Trump, which Rosenstein later denied.

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