Trump hit by twin Russian Federation bombshells as he departs for foreign trip
Meanwhile, the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation has tagged a current White House official as a “significant person of interest”, the Washington Post reported on Friday. As late as March Wittes says, “Trump was still trying to get [Comey] on board”. In the Oval Office weeks later, Mr Comey told associates, the president asked him to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“The President has always emphasized the importance of making deals with Russian Federation as it relates to Syria, Ukraine, defeating ISIS and other key issues for the benefit and safety of the American people”, Spicer said.
“I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was insane, a real nut job”, Trump said, according to the Times, which cited a document summarizing the meeting and read to it by an unnamed United States official. “By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation”.
“As the president has stated before – a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity”, said spokesman Sean Spicer.
President Donald Trump has hit out at the appointment of a special counsel to lead the Russian Federation probe as “the single greatest witch hunt” in USA history, hours after he said he looked forward to a thorough investigation.
The appointment of a special counsel to take over the Russian Federation probe was widely praised by Democrats and Mr Trump’s fellow Republicans.
Moments before Mr Trump weighed in on Twitter, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin welcomed the special counsel investigation and said it was important to get facts in the Russian Federation probe. “I am on a fact-finding mission”, he said on CNN.
The White House has been thrown into turmoil by a succession of stunning allegations against the president this week, including that he may have obstructed justice by asking Comey to drop an investigation into one of his top advisors.
The reports, emerging just as Trump jetted off to Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip as president, were likely to extend the turmoil engulfing his administration since the May 9 firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
But Mr. Trump spotted Mr. Comey and called him out.