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Trump blasts report on FBI, Comey firing

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/14/19, 11:25 am

President Donald Trump called a recent New York Times report about his dealings with Russia “the most insulting article” ever written about him. Citing anonymous sources, the Times on Friday reported that after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, federal law enforcement officials started looking into whether the president was working for Russia against U.S. interests. Trump tweeted Saturday that the report showed the FBI leadership “opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof.” He added that he’s been tougher on Russia than any of the last several presidents.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., called the Times article alarming. “And it suggests to me the Mueller investigation needs to continue to its logical conclusion,” he said, referencing the special counsel’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

But Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the report demonstrated that some people within the FBI have an anti-Trump agenda. He said he planned to ask FBI Director Christopher Wray about the report. “If this really did happen, Congress needs to know about it,” Graham said.

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  • John Kloosterman
    Posted: Mon, 01/14/2019 06:42 pm

    Trump during campaign: "I'm here to bring law and order back to America!"

    Trump during presidency: "Stupid FBI!  Stupid Department of Justice!  Why won't they do what I say?  You know I can just pardon myself."

    Also, "tougher on Russia?" As if.  He called up Putin to congratulate him on winning the election, lifted the sanctions Congress had imposed (and never explained why) and is currently pulling out of Syria to make room for Putin's allies.  He's been tougher on NATO than he has been on Russia.

  • news2me
    Posted: Mon, 01/14/2019 07:28 pm

    Still laughing about your take on the FBI. 

    Hillary selling Nuclear stuff to Russia? Nothing?

    Obama giving BILLIONS to Iran? Admitting they would probably use it for nuclear build-up and terrorists? Nothing? 

    We, the people, need Trump to fire more FBI, CIA, FDA (yes, FDA), Dept. of Justice, etc.

    Trump is just trying to DO THE RIGHT THING.

    I feel sorry for Trump. He thought Obama, the snake, liked him.

    I didn't vote for Trump the last time. But I WILL VOTE FOR TRUMP in 2020.

  • news2me
    Posted: Mon, 01/14/2019 07:10 pm

    Hey, if illegals can vote, Russians should be able to vote.

  • news2me
    Posted: Mon, 01/14/2019 07:18 pm

    Caught on tape - Obama told Putin he would be more flexible WHEN he is re-elected.

    Hillary SOLD the Russians nuclear supplies. There are documents.

    And they are still going after Trump.

    If Trump has EVER communicated with Putin, he is in trouble. If he doesn't talk to Putin he is putting the U.S. in harm's way. 

    Trump used to be best friends with the Dems, and now? They told you they didn't approve of you running for Pres. See what happens?

  •  Xion's picture
    Posted: Tue, 01/15/2019 12:42 am

    This amounts to a soft coup d'état where socialism once again seeks the overthrow of a government.  This is soft only in the sense that the assassinations are of character only.  Leftists have evolved in being more subtile about their true intentions.  They call themselves Democrats while fighting tooth and claw against democracy, except when they win.