White House blasts report saying Federal Bureau of Investigation probed whether Trump worked for Russian Federation

Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at the 2018 Iran Freedom Convention in Washington U.S

Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at the 2018 Iran Freedom Convention in Washington U.S

The Times reported that us counterintelligence investigators were concerned that the president's actions were a possible threat to national security.

The inquiry forced counterintelligence investigators to evaluate whether Trump was a potential threat to national security, and they also sought to determine whether Trump was deliberately working for Russian Federation or had unintentionally been influenced by Moscow.

The sources noted that Trump's own admission that he fired Comey in May 2017 over his refusal to end the investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation was one of the motivations for the probe into the president's personal ties to Moscow. Investigators also had to ascertain whether the president was knowingly, or possibly unwittingly, under Russian influence.

The FBI eventually handed the inquiry over to Robert Mueller after his appointment, and it's not clear whether or not the same avenue of investigation is being pursued by the special counsel, according to the Times.

The revelation, which the White House called "absurd" in a late-evening statement, suggests that the Federal Bureau of Investigation felt Trump's firing of director James B. Comey in May 2017 was motivated by Russian interests and might constitute a threat to U.S. national security, the Times reported.

"The fact that it goes back a year and a half and nothing came it that showed a breach of national security means they found nothing", said Rudolph Giuliani, a lawyer for the president.

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President Trump has denied any collusion with Moscow and has called the Mueller investigation a "witch hunt".

"Unlike President Obama, who let Russian Federation and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russian Federation", the statement concluded.

The bill's Republican sponsors don't believe that Trump will try to fire the special counsel.

"Unlike President Obama, who let Russia and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russia", Sanders said.

"Not only would it be an issue of obstructing an investigation, but the obstruction itself would hurt our ability to figure out what the Russians had done, and that is what would be the threat to national security", Baker said in his testimony, portions of which were read to The New York Times.

'And in fact, when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story.

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