Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Sen. Coons: Trump's 'Closeness' to Putin Is 'Alarming'

Sen. Coons: Trump's 'Closeness' to Putin Is 'Alarming'

USA intelligence agencies have said Moscow tried to tip the election to Trump.

The report of the inquiry published in the New York Times was based on the testimonies of former United States law agents, and others involved in the case.

Pirro went on to ask Trump to respond to the Times report alleging that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation the day after he fired Comey in May of 2017.

"I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked", Trump said.

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

"The liberal media has wasted two years trying to manufacture a fake collusion scandal instead of reporting the fact that unlike President Obama, who let Russian Federation and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russian Federation".

"I mean it's so ridiculous, these people make it up", Trump said on Fox News, adding that he's been tougher on Russian Federation than the last three or four presidents.

In a strongly worded reaction, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, "This is absurd". Warner accused the White House of being very slow to put in place the penalties.

He said that the report only suggests that after Comey was sacked in May of 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department "very rashly" thought they found a crime of obstruction against Trump. The FBI also considered whether the Republican president's firing of Mr Comey amounted to obstruction of justice. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president's own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. Such a gap would be unusual in any presidency, let alone one that Russian Federation sought to install through what US intelligence agencies have described as an unprecedented campaign of election interference.

The reports, and Trump's harsh criticisms of them, come as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election continues. The Times says it's unclear whether Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence angle.

During a phone interview on "Justice with Judge Jeanine", Trump told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on Saturday evening that the stories were "all nonsense".

President Donald Trump has gone to "extraordinary lengths" to hide details of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Washington Post reported in a bombshell story late Saturday.

The spokesman talked to the Post on the condition of anonymity and said that following the 2017 Hamburg meeting that included Tillerson, the former secretary of state "gave a fulsome readout of the meeting immediately afterward to other U.S. officials in a private setting, as well as a readout to the press".

Engel told NPR that issuing a subpoena for an interpreter would be the last resort to find out details of Trump's discussions with Putin.

"Anybody could have listened to that meeting", he said of a closed-door, one-on-one meeting with Putin in Helsinki.

"Well, I can't tell you because I don't devote too much time", Trump said, without completing the sentence.

They discussed a range of options, including Rosenstein wearing a wire while speaking with Trump, which Rosenstein later denied. He saids Deripaska himself and any companies he controls remain under sanctions. We know there has been collusion of some sort by [Trump's former campaign chairman Paul] Manafort.

On this weekend's broadcast of "Fox News Sunday", Sen.

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