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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Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  This is a bombshell, folks.  Think about it for a moment.  The nation’s top law enforcement agency and the president’s own justice department had sufficient reason to investigate Trump for being a traitor!  Such a decision would never be made lightly or without convincing evidence.

Shortly after the president fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017, Trump wrote a letter to Comey – which was never delivered – referring to the Russia investigation.  Trump then made the same reference in a televised interview with Lester Holt.  Trump also met privately a few days later with the Russian Ambassador and Russian Foreign Minister in the White House where he bragged about getting rid of Comey.  These three incidents all contradict the president’s publicly stated reason for firing Comey.

When Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel, he took over this FBI investigation of the president.  Its status is not publicly known to date.

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

  1. The thing with Trump is, yes, he did all this, he colluded, he committed crimes, he cheated, but he’s incapable of understanding that what he’s done is wrong. Cheating is just his MO. It’s what he does. It’s what’s he’s always done. In his head is narrative that justifies it all.

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  3. Yes this is a big deal…in normal times. But we have republicans in office that don’t care, are complicit and whose only concern is to keep being re elected.

    And you have the moronic cult…some are stupid and ill informed. Some are racist. Some are equally money hungry and some are people just like trump and admire him. And let’s not forget the evangelicals and fundamentalists who care about nothing and no one even though they spew concern for aborted babies and are aghast that someone of the same sex might indeed love each other.

    All these types give him support and power and there’s enough of them, all combined, to make any ability to stop or impeach him futile.

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  4. I believe information like this eventually has to wear down the resilience of any simple-minded automaton rooting for a politician as if he/she is a star athlete on the local team. There must be a point at which a person will become too embarrassed to continue supporting a Hitler-like demagogue who is attacked from all sides.

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  5. I keep coming back to Trump’s personal finance interests related to Russia. After all, it’s been said and proven numerous times that he’s more interested in maintaining his wealth and “status” than he is in the welfare of this nation.

    Sure, there may be nefarious dealings going on that could very well be detriment to the U.S., but again … does Trump really care about this country? Or just himself?

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    • Sane people with functioning brains have known for decades that trump cares about nothing other than increasing his financial holdings and making his name as popular as possible to help increase his financial holdings. I honestly don’t believe he even loves his own children. I think he only cares about how they reflect on him. Seriously.

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      • Doing absolutely whatever it takes to benefit financially is all trump knows so there is virtually an unlimited amount of evidence of impropriety surrounding us. I find it difficult to believe than even mindless automatons who idolize trump don’t know that trump is ruled by greed and intolerance. They voted for him partially for his intolerance, but I believe the rabid, senseless greed will eventually become a negative aspect they recognize.

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        • Re: your last sentence … I entertain that hope as well but feel certain there are those so enamored by this man that they will continue to believe (and defend) him to the very end (which can’t come soon enough!).

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        • I think that is already happening for some of them. For the bulk of Trump supporters, they’ll stay loyal no matter what; but, it won’t matter. Right now, 60% of the electorate opposes Trump while 40% support him. Those are bad numbers for the GOP and it’s likely to get worse. Even a modest 5% worsening means a dismal 35% approval for Trump, and that equates to a really huge defeat for Republicans in 2020.

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