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'Falling gas prices in US is bad news for Russia': Trump takes jibe on FBI probe

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on Monday took a jibe at the (FBI) reports that the former was secretly working for

The statement by the US came following reports by on Friday that the FBI launched a probe whether Trump was working for against American interests, following the dismissal of then FBI in May 2017. Comey was leading an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016

Trump wrote that the falling in his country was a bad news for Russia, but also questioned that why would he do such a thing if he worked for

The US took to saying, "drop across the because President Trump has deregulated Energy and we are now producing a great deal more than ever before. @foxandfriends But this is bad news for Russia, why would President Trump do such a thing? Thought he worked for Kremlin?"

On Thursday (January 13), the US President during a telephonic interview with host Jeanine Pirro, rebuffed on his meeting with his Russian counterpart and an investigation by the FBI into his behaviour after he fired the agency's James Comey, dubbing them as "all nonsense".

Earlier on Saturday, reported that the US President had gone to "extraordinary lengths" to conceal the specifics of his conversations with Putin in in July last year.

As per the report, Trump had impounded the notes on one occasion from the present at the meetings between the two presidents and directed them to not divulge the details of the talks with other administration officials.

There was "no detailed record, even in classified files" of Trump's one-on-one meetings with the Russian President, to

Trump said that he had a "great conversation" with Putin, while Sarah Sanders, dismissed the report as "inaccurate".

In response, Trump on Saturday blasted the NYT report, calling it "a total sleaze".

"Wow, just learned in the that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin' James Comey, a total sleaze!" he wrote on the

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 21:05 IST