Former official says NYT report shows FBI employees working outside DOJ guidelines

A former assistant director of intelligence at the FBI said on Monday that a recent report that a counterintelligence probe was opened into whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE was working on behalf of Russia shows some bureau employees are working outside of Department of Justice guidelines. 

"It's just one more indicator of some individuals who are operating outside of the attorney general guidelines, and normal practices and protocols," Kevin Brock told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton and Jamal Simmons on "Rising." 

"I'm not suggesting that the FBI refrain from following clearly articulated and reasonably suspicious activity that would indicate concerns regarding the intelligence activities of a hostile nation. I'm absolutely not suggesting that at all," he said. 

Brock's comments come after The New York Times reported on Friday that the bureau opened an investigation into whether Trump was working for the Russians after he fired former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeySessions: It's time to accept the results of the Mueller report and move on Davis: The shocking fact that Mueller never would have accused Trump of a crime Sarah Sanders is entitled to her opinions, but not her own facts MORE

CNN reported on Monday that the FBI's general counsel, James Baker, told House investigators last year that FBI officials debated whether Trump was "acting at the behest of" Russia. 

The president and his supporters have long alleged that there has been bias against Trump within the intelligence community. 

Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that he "never worked for Russia." 

— Julia Manchester