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Trump denies hiding detail of Putin summit talks from staff

Trump denies hiding detail of Putin summit talks from staff

Senator Lindsey Graham, a prominent Republican, told "Fox News Sunday" that he does not trust the Times, but added that "if this really did happen, Congress needs to know about it".

According to another report by the Washington Post, Trump has taken unusual steps to hide the contents of his discussions with Putin. But Trump pointed out that having discussions with world leaders is something that is normal and should not be scrutinized.

Coons said, "That was a concerning, even alarming report".

"In the coming weeks, the Judiciary Committee will take steps to better understand both the President's actions and the FBI's response to that behavior, and to make certain that these career investigators are protected from President Trump's increasingly unhinged attacks", he said.

"I'm not keeping anything under wraps".

Catherine Herridge is an award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C. She covers intelligence, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. But Trump has disregarded the conclusions of his own intelligence agencies to avoid condemning Putin. "So I'm going to ask you, are you now or have you ever worked for Russia, Mr. President?"

"Outrageous", former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott called the obsession with secrecy.

His press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said in a statement Saturday that the latest charges are "absurd", adding, "James Comey was sacked because he's a disgraced partisan hack".

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The Washington Post story is the second in 24 hours to highlight Trump's unusual dealings with Russian Federation and its leader.

The New York Times reported that the FBI launched the previously undisclosed counterintelligence investigation to determine whether Trump posed a national security threat, at the same time that it opened a criminal probe into possible obstruction of justice by the president.

FBI agents and senior officials began to suspect connections between Trump and Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign but pushed off an investigation partially because they were unsure how to execute such a massive and sensitive operation, sources told the Times.

He said that the report only suggests that after Comey was sacked in May of 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department "very rashly" thought they found a crime of obstruction against Trump.

In Saturday's interview, Trump avoided giving a direct answer when asked if he now is or has ever worked for Russian Federation.

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, says his questions uncovered revelations that in May 2017 senior FBI leadership debated whether President Trump was directed by the Russian government to fire FBI Director James Comey. I think it's the most insulting article I've ever had written. "And if you read the article, you'd see that they found absolutely nothing".

The New York Times report Friday cited unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.

The case was then referred to special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into whether Russian agents interfered with the 2016 election, the Times reported, adding that it is not clear whether the special counsel has continued that part of the investigation.