Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Sen. Johnson: 'Up To' Trump Who He Reads in On Putin Conversations

Sen. Johnson: 'Up To' Trump Who He Reads in On Putin Conversations

Things got interesting when Pirro asked about recent reports from The New York Times and Washington Post. The question came after The New York Times reported that law enforcement officials began investigating, in 2017, whether Trump had been working on behalf of Russian Federation against USA interests.

"We have learned from this reporting that, even in the earliest days of the Trump administration, the president's behavior was so erratic and so concerning that the FBI felt compelled to do the unprecedented - open a counterintelligence investigation into a sitting president", Mr Nadler said.

Schumer said given Deripaska's potential involvement with Manafort, and since special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's ties with Russian Federation has not yet concluded, "It's all the more reason these sanctions must remain in place".

"I mean it's so ridiculous", he added, before taking a swipe at Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, who has been in the news lately for an ugly divorce after his sexts with former "Extra" and Fox News host Lauren Sanchez surfaced.

Pirro then asked the president if he has ever worked on behalf of Russian Federation, and Trump replied, "I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked", but did not issue an outright denial. "I do think what we can all agree on is that the Mueller investigation should reach its conclusion".

Asked by Pirro if he'd ever worked on behalf of Russia, Trump did not directly answer the question.

Trump told Judge Jeanine Pirro on Saturday night that the Times article was "the most insulting" thing ever written about him. According to the newspaper, law enforcement officials were so concerned they began investigating whether the President was working on behalf of Russian Federation against United States interests.

Top Republican lawmakers appeared unfazed Sunday by reports that President Donald Trump has "gone to extraordinary lengths" to hide his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the last two years.

The Russia reports came as Trump plays up his presence at the White House during the standoff with Democrats over funding for his long-promised wall at the U.S. -Mexico border.

Trump said it was the "most insulting" question he'd ever been asked.

Warner is a member of the 'Gang of Eight, ' a bipartisan group of senior lawmakers from the House and Senate who receive classified intelligence briefings from the White House.

"Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, nearly all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin' James Comey, a total sleaze!", Mr Trump tweeted.

The spokesman talked to the Post on the condition of anonymity and said that following the 2017 Hamburg meeting that included Tillerson, the former secretary of state "gave a fulsome readout of the meeting immediately afterward to other U.S. officials in a private setting, as well as a readout to the press". The Times says it's unclear whether Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence angle. "Anyone could have listened to that meeting".

The interview comes as the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee intends to investigate the claims made in the New York Times report.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Times he had no knowledge of the counterintelligence inquiry but said that since it was opened a year and a half ago and they hadn't heard anything, apparently "they found nothing".

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