US President Donald Trump claims he has been “far tougher” on Russia than past presidents, following new revelations about a 2017 FBI probe into whether he was working for the Russian government.
Reacting to a New York Times report on Friday about the FBI investigation, Trump further argued in a Saturday Tweet that it was right to seek positive relations with Russia, while insisting that his administration had confronted Moscow on the global stage more than the previous three administrations.
“I have been FAR tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton,” Trump wrote. “Maybe tougher than any other President.”
The embattled US president then went on to add, “At the same time, & as I have often said, getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. I fully expect that someday we will have good relations with Russia again!”
The New York-based daily reported that FBI agents opened a probe shortly after Trump fired James…