A bombshell New York Times piece reports that the FBI has been investigating the president due to concerns that he may be working “on behalf of Russia.”
The investigation was apparently launched shortly after Trump fired former FBI director James Comey over the launch of a probe into potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
In essence, investigators have been attempting to determine whether or not the president’s actions — namely, firing Comey — consitute a national security threat, and if he has been knowingly or unknowingly compromised by Russian influence.
While most of this information isn’t exactly new, the fact that the FBI is so concerned about the possibility of our president working on behalf of Russia that it has begun investigating him as an individual is huge.
Up until this point, the investigations have largely focused on the “Trump campaign” rather than Trump himself, but this revelation changes that entirely, bringing the president to the front and center of the entire affair.
Another piece published by the Washington Post reports that Trump even went so far as to confiscate his translator’s notes from a 2017 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany.
According to the article, the U.S. government has no detailed record whatsoever of at least five interactions between the president and Putin over the last two years.
The president’s defenders have cited sanctions against Russia as evidence that the president has taken action against the purported election interference.
While a large majority of the American people may be able to see the president for what he is, it is taking our government just a little bit longer to get up to speed, although this is an excellent step forward.
Iron Triangle Press continues to report on the relationship between the president and Russia.