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Donald Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russia story

15 Juin 2017

It quoted five people briefed on the requests and said those who have agreed to be interviewed are Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett.

But don't forget, according to Comey's own testimony, Trump also said he would be happy to see the investigation go forward even if some "satellite" associates of his were shown to have done something wrong. That the president is under investigation personally signals a major shift in the probe, which so far has focused on possible collusion between members of his presidential campaign and the Kremlin.

Those questions were prompted after a friend of President Donald Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters later that Trump thought Sessions "did a very good job" and was especially "strong" on denying any collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

The investigation into Trump started after former FBI Director James Comey was sacked, according to the Washington Post report.

Addressing allegations that he had unreported meetings with Russian officials while he advised the Trump campaign, Sessions said he had already acknowledged two encounters a year ago with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee say In a statement issued Wednesday that they "look forward to future engagements" with Robert Mueller.

In an interview with me Tuesday, Rep. Adam Schiff - the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee - made the stark argument that there is no guarantee that this would happen, though he said he expected that they probably would.

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She raised concern that such a deal could put the Northern Ireland peace process at risk as the Government would no longer be an " honest broker " in the Good Friday Agreement.

NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines told NPR's Phil Ewing, "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel".

Officially, Mueller spokesman Peter Carr told NPR's Carrie Johnson, "We'll decline to comment".

He called because "I have been very clear" about Mueller and the lawyers he's hired amounting to a "rigged game", Gingrich said in an interview Tuesday on CBS. Rosenstein would be the one to fire Mueller, which he repeatedly assured senators Tuesday he would not consider without "good cause". Comey told Congress last week that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation".

After Comey's testimony, Trump said he had been vindicated because his former FBI director confirmed telling Trump on three occasions that he was not under investigation.

Both Fleischer and Gingrich had previously vouched for the character and integrity of Mueller, who was appointed Federal Bureau of Investigation director by Bush and whose term was extended an extra two years by Democratic President Barack Obama. Since then Mueller, who served as FBI director before Comey, has taken over the investigation.

Democratic senators pressed him on the legal rationale for his refusal to discuss those private conversations, as Sessions acknowledged that Trump had not asserted executive privilege around the hearing. Trump disputed, though, Comey's assertion he had asked for a pledge of loyalty.

Ruddy was at the White House Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. "Mr".

Donald Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russia story