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Video shows Hillary Clinton practicing to avoid Trump hug

Video shows Hillary Clinton practicing to avoid Trump hug

White House spokesman Sean Spicer called the president's rhetoric part of his deal-making. He told the Times that Trump was not talking about easing judicial pressure, but political pressure. "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it", Warner said.

In a statement in response, White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not deny the report, but said Mr Comey had created "unnecessary pressure" on the US' ability to conduct diplomacy with Russian Federation.

The investigation grew with the firing of the FBI director, according to lawmakers. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, dramatically ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's meddling in the election that sent him to the White House.

The bad news didn't end there.

Though the story has evolved over the last few days, Mr. Trump has said that "very strong recommendation from the Deputy Attorney General" played a role in his decision to terminate Comey.

Comey agreed on Friday to testify before the intelligence panel, which is conducting an investigation into Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 election, as well as possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Equally intriguing was the question of where these reports are coming from. The report, which cited a USA official who has seen a document summarising the meeting, said Trump also told the Russians the Federal Bureau of Investigation director "was insane, a real nut job".




The timing is especially damaging.

Philippe Reines shared video from September, which showed him attempting to force Clinton into a hug while standing in as Trump during her presidential debate prep.

As for the separate report of a "person of interest" under investigation, the Post said the senior White House adviser "under scrutiny" is someone close to the president but did not name the person.

In February when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the U.S.to discuss trade and defense cooperation with Trump, he became the subject of Trump's long and strong handshakes. Trump hopes to use his appearances in the Mideast to define the conflict with Islamic State and other terrorists as one of good versus evil, rather than the West versus Islam, the official said.

It may not be for a week or so, but there will be a hush in Washington when James Comey testifies. A Republican staffer concurred: "The tide seems to be changing in town, right?"

The Times report added to the impression given by Trump himself in a television interview last week in which he said the Russian Federation issue was a factor in firing Comey.

Another trouble spot for Trump has to do with finances.


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