From Norway to Haiti, Trump's comments stir fresh outrage

From Norway to Haiti, Trump's comments stir fresh outrage

From Norway to Haiti, Trump's comments stir fresh outrage

President Trump declined to commit Wednesday to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, claiming his testimony isn't necessary for the Russian Federation investigation he called a "Democrat hoax".

President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, speaks during a joint news conference with President Donald Trump, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.

White House special counsel Ty Cobb says the White House is cooperating with Mueller's investigation into potential collusion between the Trump team and the Russians in the 2016 election.

He also highlighted the conditions under which Hillary Clinton was interviewed in July 2016 by the FBI during the bureau's investigation of her use of a private email server. "That's, perhaps, ridiculous, a lot of people looked at that as a very serious breach", he said. And given Comey said Trump asked him for leniency for Flynn soon after firing him, this would mean Trump knew Flynn was under investigation when he sought to intervene on his behalf. "The witch hunt continues", Trump claimed.

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Jeff Flake (R-AZ). "I am hopeful that we can make some real progress on solving this problem". Trump scored good reviews, hence the remark about the White House "studio" on Wednesday.

The reports said Trump's team was weighing several options in response, including submitting written responses, submitting an affidavit saying Trump did nothing wrong, or avoiding an interview all together.

"And, as for the part about Russian Federation and the world laughing at our stupidity?"

Democrats on Capitol Hill have redoubled their efforts to draw attention to broad issues of election security and what they characterize as unsafe inaction by Republicans, who control all levels of government in Washington before this year's midterms.

Facing questions from the press, President Donald Trump appeared to backtrack on a previous commitment he made to meet face-to-face with investigators probing his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.

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White House spokespeople didn't immediately respond to questions about whether Trump and Kim had spoken. Last summer he called Kim a "maniac" while threatening Pyongyang with "fire and fury".

Mr Mueller's probe so far has led to two Trump associates, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign aide George Papadopoulos, pleading guilty to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. The president refused to say if he would agree to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and called his investigation a "Democrat hoax" and "witch hunt" that, as per the New York Times, "has hurt our government".

Asked whether he would provide that denial under oath to Mueller, Trump told reporters: "100 percent".

Feinstein told reporters that she didn't tell Grassley beforehand, and "I owe him an apology and I will give him an apology as soon as I see him".

Before and since the tweet, Trump and his lawyers have said the President is not under investigation.

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Trump signaled that he would be open to it but said he did not have any reason to think he'd be called in for questioning. The "perjury trap" is what led to President Bill Clinton's impeachment, The Hill reported.

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