President Trump Denies Working for Russian Federation

President Trump Denies Working for Russian Federation

President Donald Trump has angrily denied ever working for Moscow.

The Times' story was followed by another deeply disturbing report from the Washington Post: that Trump had gone to great lengths to hide details from his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, including taking possession of notes from an interpreter and demanding that what was discussed not be revealed with administration officials, and by extension, Congress, the news media and - most profoundly - the American people.

ABC News reports that Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives are considering issuing subpoenas to interpreters who attended Mr Trump's meetings with Mr Putin.

Trump replied: "I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked".

The newspaper said that incident occurred after Trump and Putin met in Hamburg in 2017, a meeting also attended by then-U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The unusual level of secrecy from the President, which aides have attributed to his desire to avoid leaks, stands apart from his behavior with other world leaders.

He was reacting to a New York Times report that law enforcement officials began investigating, in 2017, whether Trump had been working on behalf of Russian Federation against USA interests.

The president blasted former FBI and Justice Department officials and repeated his claim that the investigation into his ties to Moscow is a hoax.

According to the Daily Beast, "Trump would not give a straightforward answer when host Jeanine Pirro pressed him on whether or not he's working as a Russian asset".

The resurgence of interest in Russian Federation overshadowed Mr Trump's appearance at a farmers' conference 24 days into the longest partial government shutdown in United States history, with the White House...

Asked if he would be willing to share the interpreter's notes, Trump did not directly answer, instead saying "it was actually a very successful meeting" in which he and Putin discussed "many subjects".

Trump said the Times's account of the mid-2017 FBI investigation of him was "a very terrible thing". President Trump, if viewing, must be pleased. We need to investigate, because we don't know whether, you know, the worst-case scenario is possibly true or the President is totally innocent and we need to get this thing over with - and so he can move forward with his agenda, ' he added. "I'm not keeping anything under wraps".

The Times report also included references to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, FBI officials who were having an affair and exchanged text messages critical of Trump during the 2016 campaign.

We don't know whether that probe is still active, but one can safely assume that it was folded into special counsel Robert Mueller's portfolio along with a number of other investigations that had been opened into Russian spying, sabotage and cyber-propaganda over the course of the presidential campaign.

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