'Thought he worked for the Kremlin?' Trump jokes about Russia ties after claims the FBI investigated him as a potential Russian agent

  • US President Donald Trump joked about his ties to Russia after a bombshell report said that the FBI had investigated him as a potential Russian agent.
  • Trump said that his policies resulted in low gas prices and more domestically produced oil, which did not help Russia.
  • "But this is bad news for Russia, why would President Trump do such a thing? Thought he worked for Kremlin?," he tweeted.
  • The FBI began investigating whether President Donald Trump was a witting or unwitting Russian agent after he fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017, The New York Times reported.

US President Donald Trump joked about his alleged ties with Russia after claims that the FBI had started to investigate whether he was a Russian asset.

Trump cited "Fox and Friends" on Twitter on Monday morning, touting a claim that gas prices in the US are falling because he had curtailed regulations on the industry.

Trump wrote that this meant the US is "now producing a great deal more oil than ever before."

Trump then joked that he wouldn't do this if he was allied with Russia.

"But this is bad news for Russia, why would President Trump do such a thing? Thought he worked for Kremlin?," he tweeted.

The FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was intentionally or unintentionally working for the Russians after he fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017, according to a bombshell New York Times report.

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US President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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The bureau is already investigating whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Moscow, but this report is the first indication that the FBI thought that the president himself could have been acting, wittingly or unwittingly, as a Russian agent.

It is not clear if the counterintelligence investigation is still underway.

Trump first responded to the report on Saturday, when he tweeted that former FBI leaders were "corrupt" and opened up an investigation with "no reason & with no proof."

He also repeated his now-familiar attacks on Comey, calling him "Lyin' James Comey" and a "total sleaze."

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