GOP Senator Demands FBI Answers After BOMBSHELL

Freshman Republican Sen. Josh Hawley on Thursday demanded answers from the FBI over a new report that the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump to probe whether he was threat to national security after the ouster of former FBI Director James Comey.

Hawley, R-Mo., wrote a letter Thursday to FBI Director Christopher Wray, calling the reported probe “alarming.” He also requested information about whether that investigation is ongoing.

Hawley, who unseated incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in the midterms, said the revelation “brings to mind some of the darker chapters of the FBI’s history, when unaccountable individuals within the FBI used the agency’s investigatory powers as a weapon against political opponents.”

“I am deeply troubled by these accounts,” Hawley wrote. “That FBI agents would seek to bring a counterintelligence investigation against the president as a potential national-security threat for the exercise of his office is more than unprecedented—it is alarming. It undermines the political accountability and structure of the executive branch.”