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US official in Russia probe suggested secret recording of Trump: Report

The president, who regularly characterises the probe as a "witch hunt," has denied any collusion with Moscow, while Russia has denied interfering in the election


The US official who oversees the federal investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 US election suggested secretly recording President Donald Trump last year and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke a constitutional amendment to remove him from the White House, the New York Times reported on Friday. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the suggestions in the spring of 2017 after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the newspaper said, citing its sources as people who were briefed on the events themselves or on memos written by FBI officials including Andrew McCabe, who became ...

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First Published: Sat, September 22 2018. 21:34 IST