Russian affair: Donald Trump goes wild after New York Times revelations

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    A "liar", a "real junk", a "crooked cop": Donald Trump violently took it on Saturday to former FBI director James Comey after new revelations from the New York Times about the opening in 2017 of a federal police investigation to determine whether he was working for Russia. 

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    According to the New York Times, the US Federal Police investigation was quickly merged with the one opened by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller on suspicion of collusion between Moscow and the Republican candidate's campaign team in the 2016 presidential election.

    The FBI opened its investigation, which included a counterintelligence component and a criminal component, following the dismissal of its director James Comey by Donald Trump in May 2017, reports the New York daily, citing unnamed sources.

    The counterintelligence component had to determine whether the billionaire had consciously or unconsciously worked for Moscow, and the criminal section was about the sacking of James Comey, writes the newspaper, according to which it is unclear whether investigations into the counterintelligence aspect are continuing. currently.

    Still, according to the New York Times, the FBI had suspicions about Mr. Donald Trump's possible ties with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign. But he did not open an investigation until the president dismissed him. Mr. Comey,

    "The FBI was in turmoil (...) because of the mismanagement of Comey at its head," said Donald Trump on Twitter on Saturday. "My sacking of James Comey was a great day for America, he was a crooked cop." "It's absurd, James Comey was sacked because he's a partisan and discredited loser," said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

    "The idea contained in the New York Times article that President Trump was a threat to the security of the United States is ridiculous in itself and does not deserve a response," said the head of diplomacy Mike Pompeo in an interview with CBS.

    Personally referred, former FBI boss James Comey responded with a simple tweet repeating a famous quote from former President Franklin D. Roosevelt: "I ask you to judge me by the enemies that I made myself".

    Donald Trump denies any collusion with Russia and regularly criticizes the investigation of Robert Mueller.

    The Russian investigation resulted in multiple indictments and convictions of close associates of the president.

    His former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison, including for offenses under the campaign finance legislation.

    Paul Manafort, who was a time director of Trump's campaign team, was found guilty of financial malpractices related to activities in Ukraine prior to the 2016 presidential election.

    And Michael Flynn, the president's former national security council, pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his links with Russian officials.
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