Kremlin official: ‘Stupid’ to think Trump is working for Russia

Kremlin official: ‘Stupid’ to think Trump is working for Russia
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A Kremlin official on Wednesday dismissed reports that President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE was being investigated for possibly working for Russia, calling the idea “stupid.”

“This is stupid, what is there to comment?” Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters after being asked to comment on possible ties between Trump and Russia.

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The comments come days after a bombshell New York Times report that says after the president fired former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyComey pens blog revealing what he would ask Mueller in upcoming testimony FBI's spreadsheet puts a stake through the heart of Steele's dossier Hannity invites Ocasio-Cortez to join prime-time show for full hour MORE, the bureau launched an inquiry into whether Trump was working for Russia.

According to the Times, Comey's firing caused such concern among law enforcement that officials began investigating if Trump was secretly carrying out anti-American agendas on behalf of Russian officials.

The White House has pushed back on the story, with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling the report “absurd” and Trump saying the idea was a “disgrace.” 

Comey’s firing is a focal point of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE’s inquiry into whether Trump attempted to obstruct the probe into ties between his campaign and Moscow in the 2016 presidential election.

The White House is under renewed scrutiny over allegations of Trump’s ties to Russia after the Times report and a separate report from The Washington Post that says Trump pressured an interpreter to not share notes from a private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The administration also drew criticism after announcing in December that it was seeking to ease sanctions on companies owned by a Russian oligarch with ties to the Kremlin.