"This is absurd", Sanders said.
"Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, nearly all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin' James Comey, a total sleaze!" the president tweeted.
It said officials considered both the possibility that the president was knowingly assisting Moscow and that he had unknowingly come under its influence.
The investigation the FBI opened into Trump also had a criminal aspect, which has always been publicly known: whether his firing of Comey constituted obstruction of justice.
"If the president had fired Comey to stop the Russian Federation investigation, the action would have been a national security issue because it naturally would have hurt the bureau's effort to learn how Moscow interfered in the 2016 election and whether any Americans were involved, according to James A. Baker, who served as FBI general counsel until late 2017", the report said. There's no indication that Mueller is continuing to pursue the counterintelligence matter.
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Higuain has netted eight times in 20 matches for Milan. " He had a tough moment, he has to put it behind him and get to work ". Wilson has scored nine Premier League goals this season, with Tottenham's Harry Kane the only English player with more.
But the evidence so far shows a broad range of Trump associates had Russia-related contacts during the 2016 presidential campaign and transition period, and several lied about the communication.
In this image released by ABC News, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey appears at an interview with George Stephanopoulos set to air during a prime time "20/20" special on April 15, 2018 on the ABC Television Network. "The other part was counterintelligence and national security investigation into the president's ties to Russian Federation".
Comey, who was sacked in May 2017, had opened an FBI investigation into whether Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election and whether the Kremlin officials colluded with the members of Trump's team.
US President Donald Trump' legal team should be able to "correct" Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report in the investigation of allegations of Trump-Russia collusion and Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, Trump's lawyers Rudolph Giuliani said on Friday.
Trump fired back on early Saturday morning, slamming "the corrupt former leaders of the FBI" for opening an investigation on him after firing "total sleaze" Comey. "In the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people... believe that nonsense", Comey told reporters in the halls of the US Senate on December 17.