A Democratic congressional leader on Sunday questioned why Trump has a habit of being friendly with Putin.
On Friday, the New York Times published a story about an FBI probe into Trump's behavior following his firing of former FBI Director James Comey. "I think it's the most insulting article I've ever had written". And the investigation was whether you were actively working for Russian Federation or unwittingly. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
"I'm in the White House, and majority are in different locations".
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. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president's own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. They also sought to determine whether Trump was deliberately working for Russian Federation or had unintentionally been influenced by Moscow.
Three Democrats who head influential House committees are warning President Donald Trump not to obstruct their efforts to question his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
The Post's report comes as special counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election - and whether there were any ties between the Kremlin and Trump campaign associates. The Times says it's unclear whether Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence angle.
Coons said, "That was a concerning, even alarming report".
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A new report in The Washington Post said Trump went to extraordinary lengths to hide details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin even from high-ranking officials in his own administration.
According to the Post, Trump's alleged behavior is "is at odds with the known practices of previous presidents", who, when meeting with individuals like Putin, for example, "relied on senior aides to witness meetings and take comprehensive notes then shared with other officials and departments".
"Anybody could have listened to that meeting", he said of a closed-door, one-on-one meeting with Putin in Helsinki.
"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.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is close to Trump and chairs the Judiciary Committee, said he intends to ask the FBI director if there was a counterintelligence investigation into the president. "I want to see this wall get built".
Trump dismissed the notion in Saturday's interview, but without ever directly denying that he was working as a secret agent for Russian Federation.
After lobbying by European governments that followed the imposition of sanctions, Washington postponed enforcement of the sanctions and started talks with Deripaska's team on removing Rusal and En+ from the blacklist if he ceded control of Rusal. We know there has been collusion of some sort by [Trump's former campaign chairman Paul] Manafort.