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Witcover: Reports of counterintelligence probe suggest deeper trouble for Trump

Witcover: Reports of counterintelligence probe suggest deeper trouble for Trump

Two major newspapers have reported that the FBI began a counterintelligence investigation of President Trump days after he fired the agency's director, James B. Comey.

FBI officials reportedly inquired into whether Mr. Trump, wittingly or unwittingly, had fallen under Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign and also whether his firing of Mr. Comey amounted to obstruction of justice.

The New York Times and The Washington Post reports of the investigation drew a heated denial from Mr. Trump. He called a reporter's question about the allegation "the most insulting thing I've ever been asked." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the charge...

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