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FBI officials were 'rattled' and 'blindsided' by Trump's call for Ukraine to manufacture dirt on Joe Biden

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

FBI officials were "rattled" and "blindsided" by President Donald Trump's calls for Ukraine to manufacture dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son ahead of the 2020 election.
One special agent said officials were stunned not just by the nature of Trump's actions but also by his brazenness, which came just months after the bureau formally closed the Russia probe.
"You walk down the halls and there was this sense of dread, and everyone's kind of thinking, did the president really do this?" the agent said.
Officials are also frustrated by the Justice Department's decision not to...
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