US President Donald Trump, quoting a New York Times report on the 12th, criticized the FBI for launching an investigation against him “without reason”.
The report said that in 2017 the FBI investigated whether Trump “worked for Russia” and then “damaged the interests of the United States”.
Some senior Democratic congressmen responded on the 12th and, having read
the report, will continue to promote the “Russia-Russia” investigation.
The New York Times reported Tuesday that Trump was relieved of the post of FBI Director Jam
es Komi in May 2017 and that the FBI launched anti-espionage and criminal
investigations against Trump a few days later.
The investigation included whether Trump posed a threat to the national security of the Uni
ted States, whether he worked for Russia or was unintentionally affected by Russia,
and whether the dismissal of Komi impeded judicial justice.
It was reported that the FBI investigation was later combined with the “Tung Russia” investigation conducted by Robert Miller, the
special prosecutor of the Ministry of Justice, and it was unclear whether the former would continue to investigate Trump alone.
Since May 2017, Miller’s team has been investigating whether Trump’s campaign team “colluded” with Russia during the
2016 presidential campaign, without directly pointing the investigation at Trump.
Trump tweeted in the social media “Twitter” on the 12th, responding that he had just learned from this report that he
had been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investi
gation (FBI). He pointed out that the investigation was “unreasonable and
without evidence” and satirized Komi as “a villain”.
Trump’s lawyer and former mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, told the New York Times that he knew nothing about
the investigation. Giuliani also stressed that Trump
had not heard anything since the FBI launched the investigation a year and a half ago, and that the other side had apparently “found nothing”.
The New York Times reported that the FBI had not released any evidence that
Trump had secretly contacted Russian officials or accepted Russian instructions.