Before Mueller, the FBI was investigating whether Trump was secretly working for Russia: NYT report

Before special counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation into the Trump campaign, the FBI opened a counterintelligence inquiry to determine whether Trump was working against America's interests on Russia's behalf, according to The New York Times.

The investigation was reportedly spurred by Trump's May 2017 firing of former FBI Director James Comey, and subsequent comments by Trump connecting the firing to the Russia investigation.

Timeline of events: Trump fired Comey on May 9,...

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