THE FBI suspected Donald Trump may have been a secret Russian agent after the President fired the bureau's boss two years ago, a bombshell report claims. A criminal and counterintelligence probe was launched into Trump in May 2017 after he sacked James Comey, according to the New York Times. Citing unnamed former law enforcement officials, it reports that the FBI was gravely concerned by the President's actions. His behaviour even led "the Feds" to believe that Trump may have been acting on the orders of Kremlin spymasters, it's claimed. Comey had been a key player in the investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the Trump election campaign. But he was unceremoniously dumped by the President - who has gone on to brand him a Democrat stooge - just four months after taking office. Ex-FBI Director James Comey gives evidence about firing by Donald Trump and Russia inquiry Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has dismissed the alleged investigation as baseless. He said that no … [Read more...] about FBI suspected Donald Trump may have been a secret Russian AGENT after he sacked bureau chief James Comey, bombshell report says
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WASHINGTON – Former FBI director James Comey on Monday accused President Donald Trump of trying “to burn down the entire FBI” and charged that congressional Republicans were willing accomplices for failing to challenge him. “The FBI’s reputation has taken a big hit because the president with his acolytes has lied about it constantly,” Comey told reporters, following his second closed-door interview this month with House lawmakers running a politically divisive investigation into how federal law enforcement officials handled probes of the Trump campaign’s alleged Russia ties and Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. But Comey directed his vitriol not just at the GOP members of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees, but at all Republicans — including retiring GOP lawmakers, such as Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who have openly criticized Trump but aren’t seeking re-election. “At some … [Read more...] about James Comey lambastes GOP over Trump’s continued attacks on FBI: ‘Stand up and speak the truth’
JAMES Comey was the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the USA until he was dismissed in May 2017 by Donald Trump. The 57-year-old former lawyer replaced Robert Mueller after being nominated by then President Barack Obama. Why did Donald Trump fire James Comey? Trump dismissed Comey on May 9, 2017, less than four year into his 10-year term. Comey learned of his dismissal via TV news reports. Initially the reason given by the White House for Comey being fired was due to a recommendation by the US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein had sent a memo to Sessions, forwarded to Trump, which listed objections to Comey's actions during the investigation into Senator Hillary Clinton's emails. However, it later emerged that Trump had requested, on May 8, Sessions and Rosenstein detail in writing a case against Comey. Trump told reports on May 10 he had fired Comey because he "wasn't doing a good job". White House Press … [Read more...] about Why did Donald Trump fire James Comey and who replaced him as FBI Director?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Eric Tucker and Chad Day Associated Press June 14, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s watchdog faults former FBI Director James Comey for breaking with established protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but it says his decisions before the 2016 elections were not driven by political bias, according to a person familiar with the findings.The report from the inspector general also criticizes Comey for not keeping his superiors at the Justice Department, including then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, properly informed about his handling of the investigation, said the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the report is not yet public.The report’s findings are to be made public later Thursday. It represents the culmination of an 18-month review into one of the most … [Read more...] about Inspector general’s report faults former FBI director James Comey’s decisions in Clinton e-mail probe
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By J.D. Capelouto Globe Correspondent April 30, 2018 Former FBI director James Comey gave an inside look into how he reacts to President Trump’s tweets and attacks against him and how President Obama treated the investigation into Russian election interference, as he addressed a packed auditorium in Boston Sunday.Comey, who was fired by Trump last May, spoke to about 1,000 attendees at the Back Bay Events Center as part of the tour for his new book, “A Higher Loyalty.” Weaving humorous personal anecdotes into political accounts, Comey acknowledged making mistakes during the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and bemoaned Trump as a “stain” on those around him.“My great worry today is that under our current leadership. . . our values, which is all we are as a country, are being eroded,” Comey said. … [Read more...] about James Comey speaks of worry for the country at sold-out Boston appearance