Their assignment, which has not been previously reported, was to meet the Australian ambassador, who had evidence that one of Donald J. But in the face of questions from Congress about the Trump campaign, the F.B.I. declined to tip its hand. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Anxiety at the Bureau Crossfire Hurricane began exactly 100 days before the presidential election, but if agents were eager to investigate Mr.
They questioned Mr. Page and Mr. But the documents meandered around the F.B.I. organizational chart, former officials said. The result, though, is that Mr. Yates said. “I don’t know of anything that gives me any concerns.” After months of investigation, Mr. Putin had tried to sow chaos in the election, undermine Mrs. Here’s What It All Means. The facts, had they surfaced, might have devastated the Trump campaign: Mr.
Before hacked Democratic emails appeared online, he had seemed to know that Russia had political dirt on Mrs. That gave ammunition for Mr. The Crossfire Hurricane team did not present many crucial decisions for Mr. Clinton’s lawyers immunity and negotiate access to her hard drives, the officials said. Many Democrats see rueful irony in this moment. The inspector general is reviewing that claim. He assured Mr.
NYT: Investigation into Trump's campaign kept quiet and cautious before 2016 election By Aileen Graef , CNN Updated 0450 GMT (1250 HKT) May 17, 2018 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. According to the Times, his documents “meandered around the FBI organizational chart” and did not reach Crossfire Hurricane agents until mid-September. Above, its headquarters in Washington. Speaking before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, Mr.
Trump’s advisers knew in advance about Russian election meddling. Comey has said it is unfair to compare the Clinton case, which was winding down in the summer of 2016, with the Russia case, which was in its earliest stages. Trump’s campaign, as the president has suggested, the messages do not reveal it. “I cannot believe we are seriously looking at these allegations and the pervasive connections,” Mr.
Trump’s intelligence, believed he promoted intolerance and feared he would damage the bureau. That has become a politically contentious point, with Mr. Only in mid-September, congressional investigators say, did the records reach the Crossfire Hurricane team. Comey broke with both policy and tradition in Mrs. Papadopoulos remained largely a puzzle. Then Mr. May 16, 2018 Image Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I.
But those who saw the investigation up close, and many of those who have reviewed case files in the past year, say that far from gunning for Mr. But even if the F.B.I. had wanted to read his emails or intercept his calls, that evidence was not enough to allow it. Trump’s claims that the F.B.I. cannot be trusted. Comey to make. Strzok favored using search warrants or subpoenas instead. Comey, after all, broke with policy and twice publicly discussed the Clinton investigation.