FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia

Lester Mason
January 12, 2019

Trump's lawyers and Mueller's team have had no contact since then, Giuliani said. Earlier on Friday, Giuliani sounded a little less confident, requesting that the Trump administration get the opportunity to "correct" the final Mueller report: "As a matter of fairness, they should show it to you - so we can correct it if they're wrong. They could be wrong", he told The Hill. We have reserved executive privilege and we have a right to assert it.

We may finally have a concrete deadline for the Mueller report. That's when the FBI made a decision to investigate "whether the president's own actions constituted a possible threat to national security", according to the Times.

In short, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking into "whether the president's own actions constituted a possible threat to national security".

Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shake hands. The Times reports that it's unclear if the Mueller team is still on the counterintelligence angle, and that former law enforcement officials believe that the agents who opened it may have overstepped their bounds.

The grand jury empaneled by the special counsel has been extended for another six months, however, signaling that the probe may continue beyond the winter.

CNN also reported that investigators are examining whether conflicting public statements by Trump and his team would be considered an attempt to obstruct justice.

One of those biggest charges is onto Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in prison for financial crimes and arranging hush money payments to two women who claimed to have affairs with Trump before the 2016 election. And Trump told NBC that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation.

"The question is, was this in return for a promise of something from the Russians, and did the candidate, now the president, know about it?" he asked, before adding that it "would be "a conspiracy" even if the Trump campaign never received anything of value from the Russians.

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