Sen. Johnson: 'Up To' Trump Who He Reads in On Putin Conversations

Mueller Is Investigating Trump as a Russian Asset

Mueller Is Investigating Trump as a Russian Asset

Trump also wrote that those who initiated the investigations, mostly former FBI leaders he has fired for "very bad reasons", did it with "no reason and no proof" as a response to his firing of Comey. "It suggests to me that the Mueller investigation needs to continue to its logical conclusion".

Comey at the time was leading an investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 USA presidential election.

Johnson speculated that Trump felt "burned earlier by leaks of other private conversations" between him and other world leaders, prompting his effort to keep interactions with Putin from members of his own administration.

Trump never answered Pirro's question directly.

The Russia reports came as Trump plays up his presence at the White House during the standoff with Democrats over funding for his long-promised wall at the U.S. -Mexico border.

The president directly responded to the accusations during an interview with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, pledging transparency about his encounters with Putin, specifically their meeting in Helsinki last summer.

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As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before.

Current and former USA officials told the Post that after a 2017 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany, Trump took his interpreter's notes and told her not to speak of details of the meeting with other administration officials. Such a gap would be unusual in any presidency, let alone one that Russian Federation sought to install through what USA intelligence agencies have described as an unprecedented campaign of election interference. According to the story, Trump's actions included "taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials", such as former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

"Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, nearly all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin' James Comey, a total sleaze!", Mr Trump tweeted. "Anyone could have listened to that meeting". The overall investigation is looking into Russian election interference and whether Trump's campaign coordinated with the Russians, as well as possible obstruction of justice by Trump.

Trump most recently made the claim following a published report that his behavior in the early months of his presidency gave federal law enforcement officials reason to begin investigating whether he had worked for Russian Federation against American interests. The Times says it's unclear whether Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence angle.

He said the easing is a particular misfire "given Mr. Deripaska's potential involvement with [former Trump campaign chairman] Paul Manafort". "And what I want to do is make sure how could the Federal Bureau of Investigation do that?"

"It's our responsibility to try to find out, in the best interest of the country, what really has gone on with Putin and Trump", Engel told NPR's Sarah McCammon Sunday on All Things Considered.

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