Federal Bureau of Investigation 'examined whether Trump was threat to national security'

Federal Bureau of Investigation 'examined whether Trump was threat to national security'

The report cites unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.

The first was a draft of the letter Trump wanted to send Comey informing him of the firing, which the Times reports mentioned the Russian Federation investigation.

It was a tense time. "Not only would it be an issue of obstructing an investigation, but the obstruction itself would hurt our ability to figure out what the Russians had done, and that is what would be the threat to national security", said former FBI general counsel James A. Baker, who testified before the House in October 2018.

The White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to a damaging report from the New York Times with a scathing statement released Friday. "Unlike President Obama, who let Russian Federation and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russian Federation", said press secretary Sarah Huchabee Sanders.

The Times reported that FBI investigators looked into whether Trump's actions could be considered a threat to national security.

In an interview with The Hill on Thursday evening, former New York City mayor and current head of Trump's legal team Rudy Giuliani expressed his belief that Trump should be allowed to "correct" special counsel Robert Mueller's final report on suspected Russian interference with the 2016 presidential campaign, before Congress or the public can view it.

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Giuliani went farther than any of Trump's legal advisers in demanding the right to review the report into claims of collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election, The Hill reported. Federal Bureau of Investigation spokespeople did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "It's an excuse by Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won, '" Trump said.

Image: Screenshot of President Trump telling NBC's Lester Holt he fired Comey because of Russian Federation.

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.

The report may also raise new questions for congressional investigators probing Russian meddling. However, it is not known if he is still looking into the investigation against Trump.

It also examined whether Comey's firing amounts to obstruction of justice.

Trump's longtime lawyer and aide Michael Cohen is set to begin a three-year prison sentence in March after pleading guilty to fraud, campaign finance violations and lying under oath.

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