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    [W:492] F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    It seems that the FBI opened up an investigation into Donald Trump and possible collusion with Russia out of concerns that this could be a security concern for the U.S.

    F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/fbi-trump-russia-inquiry.html

    Following President Trump’s firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, the bureau grew increasingly concerned about whether the president’s actions constituted anti-American activity.CreditSarah Silbiger/The New York Times

    WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.

    The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. Agents also sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.

    The investigation the F.B.I. opened into Mr. Trump also had a criminal aspect, which has long been publicly known: whether his firing of Mr. Comey constituted obstruction of justice.
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    Re: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    It seems that the FBI opened up an investigation into Donald Trump and possible collusion with Russia out of concerns that this could be a security concern for the U.S.

    F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/fbi-trump-russia-inquiry.html

    Following President Trump’s firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, the bureau grew increasingly concerned about whether the president’s actions constituted anti-American activity.CreditSarah Silbiger/The New York Times

    WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.

    The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. Agents also sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.

    The investigation the F.B.I. opened into Mr. Trump also had a criminal aspect, which has long been publicly known: whether his firing of Mr. Comey constituted obstruction of justice.



    I am still inclined to believe the answer is "unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence".

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    Re: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    The first response from the White House comes from Sarah Sanders;

    "This is absurd. James Comey was fired because he's a disgraced partisan hack, and his Deputy Andrew McCabe , who was in charge at the time, is a known liar fired by the FBI.Unlike Pesident Obama, who let Russia and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russia"
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    Funny how Trump makes her tweet stuff that not even he can postDwrVXwCU8AAu15N.jpg
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    Re: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    The first response from the White House comes from Sarah Sanders;

    "This is absurd. James Comey was fired because he's a disgraced partisan hack, and his Deputy Andrew McCabe , who was in charge at the time, is a known liar fired by the FBI.Unlike Pesident Obama, who let Russia and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russia"
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    Funny how Trump makes her tweet stuff that not even he can post


    How much do you want to bet he wrote the tweet though?

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    Re: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    an actual 'national emergency.'

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    Re: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    Given that he has repeatedly worked in a manner consistent with an asset, it is not surprising. Still, the chief law enforcement agency in America opened a counterintelligence investigation into the President whom they worried was betraying America.


    Just stop and think about how incredible that concept is.

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    Re: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    I am still inclined to believe the answer is "unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence".
    Useful idiot argument sailed long ago, imo.
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    Re: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Useful idiot argument sailed long ago, imo.
    The more likely context is Trump is financially broke without Russian money and owes his monetary well-being to Russia.

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    Re: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Useful idiot argument sailed long ago, imo.
    I don't think so. Trump's profound witlessness is his alibi.

    So far everything that's filtered its way into the public makes him look like someone who can't even collude properly but who is extremely easy to manipulate with flattery from the powerful in nondemocratic countries.

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    Re: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    I don't think so. Trump's profound witlessness is his alibi.

    So far everything that's filtered its way into the public makes him look like someone who can't even collude properly but who is extremely easy to manipulate with flattery from the powerful in nondemocratic countries.
    Not flattery. Money. That's what all this comes back too.

    He's a narcissist, for sure. But he needs his money to keep his ego. Russia is who provides his money (according to Trump's own sons). It's all about money.

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