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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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Iran leader backs petrol price hike that sparked deadly unrest

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Iran's supreme leader on Sunday threw his support behind a decision to hike petrol prices, a move that sparked nationwide unrest in which he said "some lost their lives".

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed "hooligans" for damaging property and said "all the centres of the world's wickedness against us have cheered" the street protests.

Several people were wounded and dozens arrested in two days of demonstrations that saw motorists block highways and others attack public property in cities across the Islamic republic.

In a speech aired on state television, Khamenei said "some lost their lives and some centres were damaged" in the unrest.

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News Hong Kong police officer hit by arrow as protesters dig in at campus

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A police officer was struck by an arrow fired by a Hong Kong protester on Sunday, as fierce clashes raged around a campus which has turned into a base for a pro-democracy movement whose unrelenting protests have plunged the city into turmoil.

Protests have tremored through the global financial hub since June with many in the city of 7.5 million people venting fury at eroding freedoms under Chinese rule.

China has repeatedly warned that it will not tolerate the dissent, and there have been concerns that Beijing could send in troops to put an end to the unrest.

HONG KONG POLICE FORCE/AFP / STRINGER A police officer was shot in the leg

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SNL mocks boring impeachment hearings with overly dramatic version featuring Jon Hamm as a feisty Bill Taylor

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Saturday Night Live kicked off the latest episode with an overly dramatic impeachment hearing to placate media critics who whined the proceedings have been too boring.

To jazz things up, former Mad Men star Jon Hamm turned in a cameo as Ambassador Bill Taylor.

Modeled after both soap operas and telenovelas, the segment was full of flash close-ups, stunning revelations, confessions of amnesia, and over-the-top mugging for the camera as SNL regular Pete Davidson showed up as Michael Avenatti,

Watch below:

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