Jan 13, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Pompeo: It's "ludicrous" to suggest Trump is a threat to U.S. security

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the idea that President Trump is a threat to American national security "absolutely ludicrous" and "silly on its face" on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday after the New York Times reported that the FBI had opened an investigation into whether the president could be working for Russian interests in 2017.

Background: The FBI investigation was reportedly triggered by Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, and the White House echoed Pompeo's derision of the report, calling it "absurd." The NYT bombshell was followed by a report from the Washington Post on Saturday that Trump sought to hide details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin from his own administration officials.

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