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Trump Allies Advising Against Talking to Mueller Probe

Trump Allies Advising Against Talking to Mueller Probe

As discussions continue about whether President Donald Trump will sit down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team, FBI investigators have yet to request an interview with Vice President Mike Pence, a person familiar with the situation told NBC News.

That debate spilled into the open last week, when lawyers for Paul Manafort filed a lawsuit in USA federal court directly challenging Mr. Mueller's legal authority to investigate and indict the former Trump campaign manager on pre-2016 money laundering charges.

Though he's repeatedly asserted he did nothing wrong, Trump did not agree to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the Russian Federation probe.

When asked during a press conference whether he would sit for an interview with Mueller, Trump said, "We'll see what happens".

"They give you people, in fact, as you know, the person on the West Side Highway that killed eight people, and so badly injured ― legs and arms ― so badly injured many more, they came in through the lottery system", Trump said.

Finger-pointing and acrimony surrounding probes of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election intensified Thursday, with the Trump White House and Democratic lawmakers trading accusations of undermining and manipulating investigations that require bipartisan buy-in to succeed.

Given that the United States regards India as a close friend and partner, but views both Russian Federation and China as adversaries, it was not immediately clear why President Trump mentioned all three countries in the same vein, except perhaps for the fact that all three are large nations and Washington should be working with each of them.

In June, Trump said he was "100 percent" willing to testify under oath about his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.

"You can't say things that are false, knowingly false, and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account", Trump said.

Trump said that while his lawyers first said they would "fight this", in reference to the Russian Federation probe, their outlook evolved after reviewing the documents Mueller had requested.

Earlier, the commander in chief criticized Sen.

Erna Solberg in a DW interview with Zhana Nemtsova

The special counsel's team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with Trump, but no details have been worked out.

She released the transcript of Glenn Simpson's interview over the objections of the committee's Republican chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley.

Like Bigfoot and UFOs, the Russian Federation narrative is alive and well in the national media, despite a continuing lack of evidence of "collusion" between Moscow and the Trump campaign. She added that Norwegians generally didn't want "to be flattered by this US president in this way".

Trump called the investigation a "phony cloud" over his administration. So we'll see what happens.

Schiff said Thursday that the committee has interviewed 56 witnesses - half the number of people that have appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Schiff said, meaning there are "dozens" of witnesses they have yet to bring in.

The House's vote for the bill came after President Trump himself sent mixed messages of his own views, tweeting Thursday morning his opposition only to make an abrupt U-turn.

Trump is also correct that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not make an audio recording her interview.

A spokesman for Nunes declined to comment. Lockheed Martin, the defence company that produces the aircraft, said on its website that Norway requested a total of 52, with funding set aside by the country to purchase 22 so far, the site says.

"I feel strongly about the environment", he said.

In October, Mr Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and his business associate Rick Gates were accused of conspiring to defraud the U.S. in dealings with Ukraine.

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A spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry told reporters in Beijing the Vancouver meeting would undermine peace efforts. After North Korea tested its most powerful nuclear device yet and launched missiles capable of reaching the U.S., the U.N.


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