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REVEALED: The FBI opened a secret investigation into whether Trump worked for Russia

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The FBI in 2017 opened a secret probe into whether Donald Trump was working for Russia when he fired former director James Comey early in his presidency, the New York Times reported Friday evening.

Former law enforcement officials told the Times that agents and more senior FBI officials were suspicious of Trump’s ties to Russia during his 2016 campaign — but held off ” in part because they were uncertain how to proceed with an inquiry of such sensitivity and magnitude.”

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An investigation was opened in the days following Comey’s firing and including a now-well-known criminal aspect, the report noted: whether Trump obstructed justice in doing so.

“Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security,” the report noted. “Agents also sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.”


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Donald Trump Jr rants ‘stupid’ CNN has done more damage to elections than the Russians

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President Donald Trump's eldest son complained that CNN was attempting to undermine democracy by reporting on Russian election interference.

The network, like other U.S. media outlets, has reported on efforts by the Kremlin to influence the 2020 election, just as U.S. intelligence agencies and law enforcement agree Russia did during the 2016 election.

Donald Trump Jr. -- who infamously accepted an invitation during his father's first campaign to hear dirt on Hillary Clinton from a Russian lawyer -- accused CNN of manipulating the election by reporting those Russian efforts.

"CNN is so stupid they don’t even understand the irony of how they’ve done more damage than any 'Russian operation' could ever have dreamed," Trump Jr tweeted, in response to a conservative blogger. "The media has done one hell of a job these past 4 years in attempting to deligitmize [sic] our election process."

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Trump has ‘never been more dangerous’ because he knows no one will stop his lawlessness: columnist

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President Donald Trump's poll numbers have risen since his acquittal by the United States Senate, and New York Magazine columnist Eric Levitz argues that this means he's "never been more dangerous."

In his column, Levitz points to reports that Trump is conducting a systematic purge of government officials whom he believes are "disloyal" to him as evidence that he has only been emboldened by getting let off the hook for both potential criminal obstruction of justice in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, and for his attempt to extort the Ukrainian government for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Trump leveled by Dem lawmaker for purging ‘disloyal’ officials so he can surround himself with a ‘team of sycophants’

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Appearing on CNN's 'New Day," with host Alisyn Camerota, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) hammered President Donald Trump for ordering the purge of government employees and appointees deemed disloyal to his administration -- saying the president wants to surround himself with a collection of yes men and women.

Reacting to a report from Axios that Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has compiled a list of Trump-supporting fringe characters like former Sheriff David Clarke and Fox News personality Dan Bongino for high-profile administration positions, the Democrat expressed his disgust.

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