A U. S. House of Representatives committee will look into a news media report that the FBI investigated whether President Donald Trump has been working on behalf of Russia, against U. S. interests, the panel’s Democratic chairman said on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U. S. House of Representatives committee will look into a news media report that the FBI investigated whether President Donald Trump has been working on behalf of Russia, against U. S. interests, the panel’s Democratic chairman said on Saturday.
The New York Times reported that the probe began in the days after Trump fired James Comey as FBI director in May 2017 and said the agency’s counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether Trump’s actions constituted a possible threat to national security.
The White House rejected the Times article as “absurd” late on Friday, while Trump himself lashed out at Comey and the FBI in half a dozen tweets on Saturday.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said his panel “will take steps to better understand both the president’s actions and the FBI’s response to that behavior” in coming weeks. He also said lawmakers would seek to protect investigators from the president’s “increasingly unhinged attacks.

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