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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:51 AM

White House slams NYT report that FBI investigated whether Trump was a national security risk




White House slams NYT report that FBI investigated whether Trump was a national security risk


https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/11/trump-fbi-russia-investigation-new-york-times-report-1098635

By BRENT D. GRIFFITHS

01/11/2019 10:22 PM EST


White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed a New York Times report on Friday that said the FBI opened an inquiry into President Donald Trump shortly after he fired FBI Director James Comey that centered on whether the commander in chief was a national security threat to his own country.

"This is absurd," Sanders said in a statement provided to POLITICO. "James Comey was fired because hes a disgraced partisan hack, and his Deputy Andrew McCabe, who was in charge at the time, is a known liar fired by the FBI."

According to the Times' report, the FBI's investigation was related to whether Trump had obstructed justice by firing Comey but also included a counterintelligence component on whether Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had fallen under the Kremlin's influence a revelation that had not been previously reported.

Friday's report was based in part on the accounts of unnamed former law enforcement officials, "others familiar with the investigation" and former FBI general counsel James. A Baker's private congressional testimony.

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But in an acknowledgment of just how serious an FBI investigation of a sitting president would be, the report details a "vigorous debate" among former law enforcement officials about whether the probe was an overreach.

Rudy Giuliani, Trump's attorney, said the FBI's investigation into Trump should have resulted in an outcome, otherwise the bureau is "imperiling our national security." But legal experts pointed out that a counterintelligence investigation is different from a criminal probe and the lack of previous public knowledge of the investigation or of any possible outcomes is not surprising.................................







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The FBI counterintelligence probe into President Donald Trump is separate from the previously known criminal investigation into whether the president obstructed justice. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

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Reply White House slams NYT report that FBI investigated whether Trump was a national security risk (Original post)
riversedge Jan 12 OP
uponit7771 Jan 12 #1
Cha Jan 12 #2
gademocrat7 Jan 12 #3
iluvtennis Jan 12 #4
underpants Jan 12 #6
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 12 #8
Fuzzpope Jan 12 #5
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 12 #9
underpants Jan 12 #7
Gothmog Jan 12 #10

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:58 AM

1. K&R, looks this is coming out as Benedict Donald has made 2 - 3 moves that benefit Russia DIRECTLY

Here recently

1. pull out of Syria
2. end sanctions on oligarchical business
3. Help Russia sell soy to China via his stupid trade war.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:00 AM

2. WAH!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:00 AM

3. Huckabuck Slanders has no credibility.

She is a pathological liar.

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:14 AM

4. Ditto

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:47 AM

6. The Uncredible Huck

That's my favorite name for her

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:51 AM

8. +1

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:27 AM

5. Blood

 

Meet water.

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Response to Fuzzpope (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:52 AM

9. Blood....meet soil...the gop needs a permanent dirt nap.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:49 AM

7. Yes, it is absurd. Saw this headline and thought DUH!

That's what the whole investigation is based on. Steele started his research by himself because he saw that the nominee of one a major party could very well be susceptible to blackmail.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:48 PM

10. Today's tweets

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