Republican intelligence analyst: 'The only time Trump's not shooting himself in Russia probe is when he's loading the gun'
US court filings suggest aides of President Donald Trump sought support from the office of Russian President Vladimir Putin for an ambitious Moscow skyscraper project even while Trump was running for the White House in 2016 (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

After President Donald Trump fired James Comey, FBI agents opened an inquiry into whether the president was acting at the behest of Russia, The New York Times reported Friday.


Transcripts show that agents discussed a wide range of possibilities, including the prospect that the president was acting at the direction of the Kremlin—either wittingly or without realizing it.

The president appeared on Fox News host Jeanine Pirro's show to denounce the Times story, calling it the “most insulting article” that had ever been written about him.

On Monday morning, the president attacked the media on Twitter, commanding them to "chill."

"The Fake News gets crazier and more dishonest every single day. Amazing to watch as certain people covering me, and the tremendous success of this administration, have truly gone MAD!," he wrote.

"Their Fake reporting creates anger and disunity. Take two weeks off and come back rested. Chill!"

On CNN Monday, former Congressional Republican Mike Rogers, who sat on the House Intelligence Committee, explained how the president raises suspicions when he thrusts himself into the Russia investigation. Rogers also knocked the president for meeting with Putin without witnesses to take notes.

"He keeps walking into that narrative," Rogers said.

"I mean, the only time the president is not shooting himself in the foot on the Russia investigation is when he's reloading the gun," Rogers added.

"He continues to interject himself in these conversations in a way that is not helpful for people to now understand what's going on with Russia. He keeps feeding that narrative with these kinds of things."

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