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Trump hit by twin Russian Federation bombshells as he departs for foreign trip

Trump hit by twin Russian Federation bombshells as he departs for foreign trip

"He was insane, a real nut job", Mr Trump told the Russian officials, the Times reported. "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation".

Another report published by The Washington Post claimed that Trump had revealed highly classified details to Lavrov and the Russian ambassador during the same meeting at the Oval Office.

"The President has always emphasized the importance of making deals with Russian Federation as it relates to Syria, Ukraine, defeating ISIS and other key issues for the benefit and safety of the American people". "By grandstanding and politicising the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia", Spicer said.

"And there is no collusion between, certainly, myself and my campaign - but I can always speak for myself - and the Russians", he added.

As for the Times report, Corke reported that the White House is saying that the real story is not the content of the leaked conversations, but the fact that someone in the White House or intelligence community is leaking classified conversations.

On Friday, members of Congress said, Rosenstein clearly defined his role in Comey's dismissal, telling the assembly that while he had written a memo criticising Comey's flouting of Justice Department rules for his public revelation of aspects of the Hillary Clinton email probe, it was not intended as a justification for firing Comey.

"Director Comey was very unpopular with most people", he said Thursday at a news conference. Richard Burr, and the ranking Democrat, Sen.

The reports came just as Trump flew to Saudi Arabia to kick off his first foreign trip as U.S. leader - highlighting how the controversy over his team's alleged links to Moscow is dogging his fledgling presidency.




Mr Kushner has long advised the President both during his campaign and in the White House. The White House initially said that Comey was sacked following the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but Trump undercut that account in an interview on May 11 when he said he was going to fire Comey regardless of what Rosenstein suggested because the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief was a "showboat".

In closed-door meetings with lawmakers on Thursday and Friday, Rosenstein said he wrote the memo after Trump told him one day before the May 9 firing that he wanted to dismiss Comey.

Earlier this week, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as special counsel and lead the investigation going forward.

In a pair of morning Twitter posts and at a later news conference, the Republican president described calls by some on the left for his impeachment as "ridiculous" and said he had done nothing to warrant criminal charges.

Trump's meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak was controversial before news of talk about Comey ever came out.

"The president of the United States disclosed more to Russian officials than the American public". The meeting was also a personal request from Vladimir Putin.

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the House oversight committee's top Democrat, said they would have "no problem" sitting down with Mueller to ensure the committee does not interfere in his investigation. Rosenstein said that though he was personally fond of Comey, "I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader".


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