PressTV-House Democrats eye reported FBI probe of Trump

A US House committee will look into a media report that claims the FBI launched an inquiry in 2017 to find out whether President Donald Trump had been working on behalf of Russia, against US interests, says the panel’s chairman.

The New York Times reported Friday that FBI agents opened a probe shortly after Trump fired James Comey, the FBI director, who was leading an investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia to determine whether the US presidential nominee at the time was directly working on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the United States.

Now, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says his panel “will take steps to better understand both the president’s actions and the FBI’s response to that behavior” in coming weeks.

Lawmakers will also seek to protect investigators from Trump’s “increasingly unhinged attacks,” Nadler, a New York Democrat, said in a statement on…

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