US Congress seeking more information about reported FBI investigation into Donald Trump

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A committee in the US Congress will seek more information about the reported FBI investigation into Donald Trump, a Democratic congressman said. The FBI allegedly probed if Trump was working on behalf of Russia.

New York Times (NYT) report claiming that the FBI had launched a counterintelligence investigation against President Donald Trump prompted a heated response from the president and his political opponents on Saturday.

FBI officials reportedly discussed opening a probe after Trump urged loyalty from the FBI’s then-director James Comey and apparently asked him to end a Russia-linked investigation. However, according to unnamed sources cited by the NYT, the counterintelligence probe was only launched after Trump fired Comey. With Special Counsel Robert Mueller starting his collusion inquiry days later, the FBI investigation was soon folded into Mueller’s probe, which is still ongoing.

NYT/DW

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