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

Posted On: Jan 12, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

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 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." 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...

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