A number of news outlets, including The Associated Press, have reported that Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to withdraw from the Justice Department's investigation into potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
Everything I have done is 100 per cent proper.
On Saturday, while he answered questions from reporters at Camp David, Trump addressed the issue of collusion.
Trump Rejecting all claims that he somehow colluded with Russian Federation in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump said the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller makes the country "look very bad" and hoped it would end soon.
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"I guess the collusion now is dead". "There has been no collusion between us and the Russians". Now, there has been collusion between Hillary Clinton, the (Democratic National Committee) and the Russians. House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-California) has demanded to speak with counterintelligence official Peter Strzok and Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page, who exchanged anti-Trump text messages during the campaign, as well as former Associate Deputy AG Bruce Ohr, over his involvement with opposition research firm Fusion GPS and the infamous "Steele dossier" on Trump that was largely funded by Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Despite his anger over Sessions' withdrawal from the probe, Trump says he stands by Sessions. Comey, who was sacked by Trump in May, later testified before a congressional panel that the president once asked him to drop the FBI's investigation into Flynn.
"Just so you understand, there's been no collusion".
"I don't take lightly making a referral for criminal investigation", Grassley said in a statement.
"After reviewing how Mr. Steele conducted himself in distributing information contained in the dossier and how many stop signs the DOJ ignored in its use of the dossier, I believe that a special counsel needs to review this matter", Graham said.