Report: FBI Concealed Copies Of Key Docs In Russia Probe Out Of Fear Trump Would End It

President Donald Trump looks on during a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 24, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
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July 31, 2020 7:54 a.m.

The FBI reportedly stashed away crucial documents in its Russia-Trump campaign investigation, including FBI Director James Comey’s memos on his conversations with President Donald Trump, out of fear that Trump would shut down the probe.

According to CNN, the FBI took several steps to shield the documents under then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s leadership after Trump fired Comey in 2017.

McCabe reportedly had investigators stash Comey’s memos in the agency’s software system, SENTINEL, where they couldn’t be scrubbed in the event that Trump ousted McCabe too (which he eventually did).

Additionally, FBI agents hid at least three copies of the memos and other documents in “remote locations around the Bureau,” in CNN’s words.

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