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Pompeo: the idea that Trump national security threat ‘absolutely ridiculous’

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Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Saturday said that the idea that President Trump was a threat to national security “absolutely ridiculous”, after the New York Times reported that the FBI has launched an investigation, whether Trump was such a threat.

“I’m not going to the New York Times stories to comment on, but I’m not going to say: The notion of President Trump is a threat to American national security is absolutely ridiculous,” Pompeo said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” in an interview broadcast Sunday.

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The Times reported in a bombshell story Friday, law enforcement officials concerned, after the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey in may 2017, the Agency began the investigation when Trump was in the order of Russia against American interests and was a threat to national security.

The time of the investigation raises questions, since both Comey and the FBI lawyer, Lisa Page House investigators said last year that by the time the was fired the FBI Director and special counsel is appointed, there was no hard evidence of collusion between the trump campaign, and the Kremlin.

Former law enforcement officials told the newspaper that the criminal and counterintelligence elements of the investigation have been summarized, because the Trump, the ignition of the FBI could be the Director of both a crime and a threat to national security, as it would impede the Agency to learn the skills, such as the Kremlin interfered in the election in 2016.

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Pompeo, a former Director of the CIA, was one of a number of Trump administration officials to blow up the revelations contained in the Times report.

“The idea is included in The New York Times story, the President Trump was a threat to American national security is silly on its face, and not worthy of a response,” said Pompeo

Other government officials and Trump ally, also weighed in on the report, suggesting that it was a sign that the FBI was out of control. Trump, in a series of tweets, described the former executives of the Agency as “corrupt” and accused them of opening an investigation without a reason & without proof.”

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John Dowd, the President of the lawyer, at the special Council questions, said the Times story “an accidental disclosure and review of the complete corruption of their oaths of Comey and his colleagues, that the free election of the President of the United States.”

“It was apparently done under the supervision of the deputy attorney general, was reportedly ready to wear to ensnare a wire, President Trump. This is the stuff of banana republics and dictatorships,” he said.

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said that the story was “more evidence that FBI leaders had actually team no real evidence against the trump.”

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“Instead, they were simply to undermine a President they didn’t like, and avenge Comey is burning. By document, funded by Democrats, and is based on Russian sources-the FBI — were accomplices to the Steele — dossier-a cheaters guide or to blind to notice, they were in a disinformation operation by the Democratic party and the Russian agents,” he said in a statement.

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Comey did not respond directly, the Roosevelt on the story or the Trump, only tweeting a quote from former President Franklin D.: “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.”

The FBI investigation has become since the takeover by the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, to investigate alleged Russian interference in the election of 2016 There is no indication that Mueller continues to the counter-espionage thing.

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis and Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.

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