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Trump’s decision to fire Comey and other attempts to contain the ongoing Russia investigation led the FBI in May 2017 to launch a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was seeking to help Russia and if so, why.
by @gregpmiller #Maddow #AMJoy…
Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Putin, including confiscating the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to reveal what had transpired with his OWN administration officials
Trump has regularly concealed communications with Putin and even prevented his own high-ranking officials from knowing what he told a main adversary of the US. There's no detailed record of Trump’s face-to-face interactions with Putin at 5 locations over the past 2 years.
Trump’s secrecy surrounding Putin “is unusual by historical standards, it is outrageous and gives Putin much more scope to manipulate him.” In May 2017, the FBI launched a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump is an agent of Russia.
Via @jonathanchait prior to the Trump-Putin Helsinki meeting: "Will Trump be meeting with his counterpart – or his handler? It would be dangerous not to consider that the summit is a meeting between a Russian-intelligence asset and his handler."
● Jan 2017: CIA tell Israeli intelligence officials that Russia had “leverages of pressure” over Trump, warn them not to share secrets with his admin lest they leak them to Russia
● May 2017: Trump shares Israeli intelligence with Russian envoys
CIA employees were staggered by Trump’s comments in Helsinki when he treated Putin's denials as so “strong and powerful” that they offset CIA conclusions. “There was a gasp by those watching at the CIA. People in panic mode at Langley. Just shock.”
May 2017: The FBI, so concerned about Trump's behavior, launched a counterintelligence investigation into whether he was knowingly working on Russia's behalf against US interests and a national security threat.
by @adamgoldmanNYT @nytmike @npfandos #Maddow
Jun 2017: Trump ordered senior aides to launch a smear campaign against FBI officials who could provide damning testimony against him in Mueller's probe: McCabe, Baker, Rybicki, Strzok, Page – who have all now left the FBI.
Not only has Trump directed DOJ officials to dig into FBI files for dirt on the targets of the FBI smear campaign he ordered in Jun 2017, but his House @GOP shills have been searching FBI files for any dirt which might undermine the Russia probe.
Jan 4, 2018, Chuck Rosenberg to @NicolleDWallace: Trump echoing the direct line of the Kremlin is likely part of an FBI counterintelligence investigation. Why is Trump saying what he's saying? Is someone feeding him all this Soviet era propaganda?
Jan 5, 2018, former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence @FrankFigliuzzi1: US counterintelligence agencies will want to know why Trump is siding with a communist regime and where he got his warped ideas re Soviet-era Russian history.
After refusing to do so in 1980 & 1984 due to "red tape," Trump announced he would run for POTUS in 1987, following his trip to Moscow when he & Ivana stayed at the KGB-controlled National Hotel, in the Lenin suite, which would have been bugged.
Amazing how each of Trump's POTUS runs [1988, 2000, 2016] came after a Russia trip and the promise of a Trump Tower Moscow.

@MoscowTimes, 1996: "Trump will be the first big developer since Stalin to attach his name to high-rise towers in Moscow."
Jan 1987, Trump: “One thing led to another and now I’m talking about building a luxury hotel across from the Kremlin in partnership with the Soviet govt.”

Oct 1987: Trump gave a campaign speech in NH with a message of total American failure.
Nov 2013: While in Moscow for Miss Universe, Trump inks a deal with Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov for Trump Tower Moscow which is put on hold in 2014 due to US sanctions on Russia following their Crimean invasion.
Jan 4, *2019*
Jan 5, *2019*
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