Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that the idea that President Trump posed a threat to national security was "utterly ridiculous" after the New York Times reported that the FBI had opened an investigation into whether Trump was such a threat showed.  "I'm not going to comment on the New York Times stories, but I'll say it anyway: The idea that President Trump is threatening American national security is absolutely ridiculous," Pompeo told CBS "Face the Nation "in an interview to air on Sunday.
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The Times reported that law enforcement agencies were worried on Friday after the dismissal of the then FBI director James Comey in May 201
The timing of the investigation raises questions when both Comey and the FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, told house investigators last year, when the FBI director was dismissed and a special advocate was appointed, There was no clear evidence of a collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. [19659005EhemaligePolizeibeamteerklärtengegenüberderZeitungdiekriminellenundgegnerischenSpionageelementederErmittlungenseienzusammengeführtwordenweilTrumpsFeuerndesFBI-DirektorssowohleineStraftatalsaucheineBedrohungdernationalenSicherheitdarstellenkönntendadiesdieFähigkeitderBehördebehindernwürdezuerfahrenwiederKremleingegriffenhatdieWahl2016
Pompeo, a former CIA director, was one of several officials of the Trump Administration to blast the revelations contained in the report of the Times.
"The idea the president writes in the New York Times Trump was a threat to US national security, which seems stupid and unworthy of any reaction," said Pompeo.
Other Tris Tration representatives and trump allies also pointed to the report, indicating that this is a sign that the FBI was out of control. In a series of tweets, Trump described the agency's former leaders as "corrupt" and accused them of investigating without reason and without evidence. "
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John Dowd, the lawyer's attorney specializing in lawyer affairs, said The Times story is" an ignorant disclosure and Review of the complete corruption of their oaths by Comey and his colleagues to undermine the free election of the Governors' Governor United States. "
" It was apparently conducted under the supervision of the Deputy Prosecutor General, who was reportedly prepared to wire a wire to surround President Trump. This is the stuff for banana republics and dictatorships, "he said.
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., The highest-ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said the story was" more evidence that the leaders of the FBI actually did no real evidence against the Trump team. "
" Instead, they simply tried to undermine a president they did not like and avenge Comey's shot. Believing in the Steele dossier – a fraudulent document financed by the Democrats and based on Russian sources – the FBI leaders were either complicit or too indecisive to note that they had been arrested by the Democratic Party and Russian activists in a disinformation operation, "he said.
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Comey has not responded directly to Trump's story or comments and just tweeted a quote from ex-president Franklin D. Roosevelt: "I beg you to make me an enemy."
Since then, FBI investigations have been overtaken by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, who investigates alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections. There is no indication that Müller continues to pursue the matter of counterintelligence.
Lukas Mikelionis and Catherine Herridge of Fox News have contributed to this report.