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Posted at: Jan 13, 2019, 7:16 AM; last updated: Jan 13, 2019, 7:21 AM (IST)

FBI ‘investigated’ whether Trump worked for Russia

FBI ‘investigated’ whether Trump worked for Russia

Washington, January 12

The FBI had opened an inquiry into whether Donald Trump was working for Russians in the days after the American President fired James B Comey in 2017 as the top investigative agency's director, according to a report.

In May 2017, the US President abruptly removed the 56-year-old Comey, Director of the FBI, who was overseeing a criminal probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election.

The New York Times said such an investigation carried explosive implications, as the law enforcement agents sought to determine if the President was knowingly working for the Russians or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow's influence.

Meanwhile, Trump alleged that some top FBI officials conspired against him by opening an investigation. “Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost 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!” Trump said in a tweet. — PTI

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