On Monday, President Donald Trump emphatically denied that he’s ever “worked for Russia” — this statement comes in response to a news report that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into whether he was an agent working on behalf of Russia against American interests, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI director James Comey.
Trump told reporters as he was leaving the White House for a trip to New Orleans that “I never worked for Russia and you know that answer better than anyone.” The President also called it “just a hoax” and said it was a “disgrace” that the question was even asked.
The New York Times first reported the story, including details that the president’s behavior before and after he fired Comey triggered a counterintelligence investigation.
On Saturday, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was the first to ask President Trump publicly about the report, and whether he currently or ever had worked for Russia. Trump denounced the story as “the most insulting” ever written about him, however he didn’t directly answer the question.
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