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FBI officials were 'rattled' and 'blindsided' by Trump's call for Ukraine to manufacture dirt on Joe

Three years ago, the FBI launched an unprecedented investigation focused on one question: Did President Donald Trump's campaign help a foreign power interfere in the 2016 election?

Now, just months after that investigation was formally closed, FBI officials are stunned the president is openly calling for another country to intervene in another presidential election.

One special agent, who spoke with Insider on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the press, said officials were "rattled" not just by the nature of Trump's actions but also by his brazenness.

"You walk down the halls and there was this sense of dread, and everyone's kind of thinking, did the president really do this?" the agent said.

The agent was one of four current and former officials Insider spoke with about the matter. In addition to feeling undermined by the Justice Department's ongoing investigation into the Russia probe's origins, sources also said FBI officials were frustrated with how the Justice Department handled a criminal referral related to a whistleblower's allegations against Trump, saying it added to a sense that the bureau was being "neutered."

At the heart of the controversy are Trump's repeated efforts to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Biden is one of the 2020 Democratic front-runners and Trump's chief political rival.


It is kind of shocking that FBI agents are surprised by his behavior. Kind of scary, too.

BREAKING: Medical humanitarian charity Mdecins Sans Frontires (Doctors Without Borders) says it...

BREAKING: Medical humanitarian charity Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) says it has made the "difficult decision to suspend most of our activities" in northern Syria "and evacuate all our international staff" due to the volatile situation in the region.


When you don't have a doggo, but your neighbour does....

The president's excuse for being a corrupt coward and green lighting genocide is...

The president’s excuse for being a corrupt coward and green lighting genocide is he wanted to focus on violating human rights on our southern border?


Bailey Warren: Happy fall!

Happy fall! Along w/ the pretty leaves, I’d also like the corrupt corporate influences who poison our democracy to dry up and blow away


Lol... subtle shade:


This man's weight loss journey is seriously inspirational


This is Moby. He has Cerebellar Hypoplasia, which just means he wobbles. His wheels help him...


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3 - Official Trailer - Prime Video

Book by Fusion GPS founders coming out next month

Source: AP

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founders of a political research firm behind allegations about President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia have a book coming out next month.

Random House announced Monday that “Crimes in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump” will be published Nov. 26. The book was co-written by Fusion GPS founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch.

Random House is calling “Crime in Progress” a “never-before-told inside story” about Trump and Russia and the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.

Fusion GPS helped compile the so-called Steele Dossier, by former British spy Christopher Steele, who in his findings contended that the Russian government held compromising information on Trump. In his tweets, the president has attacked the dossier as “FAKE.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/29bd7da8f2b445f4b93833d7a3d73a12
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