Trump questions FBI's integrity in Russian Federation investigation

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis in October 2016. A year later polling shows both of them deeply unpopular
Trump questions FBI's integrity in Russian Federation investigation

27 December, 2017

Even though the president misspelled the Twitter handle in question, he was responding to a segment on Fox News' morning gossip show, which sought to discredit the infamous dossier.

Trump was referencing the unverified allegations that he had colluded with Russian intelligence before the United States election to sabotage Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

"WOW", Trump tweeted, tagging and apparently quoting his favorite show "Fox and Friends" Tuesday. FBI CANNOT (after all this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION.

On the program, the former House Ways and Means committee chairman commented that it has been "long known" that the dossier is "bogus".

Early Tuesday morning, before he teed off from his Florida resort, Trump fired off a tweet laden with capital letters about the "bogus" Steele dossier, attacking both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Hillary Clinton in the process.

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"How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin' James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife's campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?"

"The president's tweets are an insurance policy for the American people to make sure that its leading law enforcement organization remains unbiased", Caputo said on CNN's "New Day".

While the research for the dossier was originally aimed at finding information on the entire field of GOP candidates, it alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow that eventually became the focus of the project.

The dossier, put together by a political research firm and a British ex-intelligence official, claimed that Trump associates worked with the Russians to influence the election by hacking Democratic officials and pushing fake news. Trump has repeatedly denied that the dossier has any validity, but some of its claims about Russian election interference have been backed up by subsequent investigations.

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