Trump Says 'Believe Me, There's No Collusion. Russia Is Fine'

Cheryl Sanders
May 20, 2017

Trump also was questioned Thursday over revelations that he had shared secrets with the Russians.

Santos is looking for Trump's support on a number of domestic issues.

Leaders of the Senate judiciary and intelligence committees have requested Federal Bureau of Investigation and White House records regarding the conversation between Trump and Comey, and Comey has received an invitation to address Congress and give his version of events.

"I respect the decision, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt", the President said, adding there was no collusion between himself or his campaign with the Russians.

The sanctions punished the justices by freezing their assets held in US jurisdictions.


Having received no indication his U.S. counterpart even wants to maintain the long-standing alliance between Washington and DC, Santos said to be optimistic his message to broaden crime-fighting efforts would be received positively by Trump. Trump denounced Francis during the campaign, calling the holiest man in the Catholic faith "disgraceful" for questioning his faith. The person may be cooperating or have information of use to investigators. Trump's powerful senior adviser, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, led a West Wing team to craft the agenda, laden with religious symbolism.

The No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, said he was supportive of investigations in Congress but expressed concern about the "proliferation" of hearings.

Administration officials believe the unexpected move of going to Saudi Arabia first was meant to underscore the seriousness of the United States' commitment to fighting extremist groups like the Islamic State.

Trump then pivoted to discussion of the economy and jobs, touting recent gains and new growth.

Pastrana's account, however, breaks with the White House's own.


UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Did you at any time urge former FBI Director James Comey in any way, shape or form to close or to back down the investigation into Michael Flynn?

Given his current political fortunes, if President Donald Trump's crucial first foreign trip passes off without a disaster, it will be considered a success.

Trump boarded Air Force One Friday without making any comment about the future leadership of the law enforcement agency.

Trump confirmed Thursday that former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman was among his top choices. But here's how the president reacted when he was asked about that this afternoon.

He'd previously said he might announce his nominee before he left.


Following the firing, news reports said Comey had detailed notes that showed Trump wanted the portion of the investigation that involved Flynn shut down. The White House cited a letter from Rosenstein to the president advocating for Comey's dismissal over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. Congressional committees have since asked for all of the Comey memos and any recordings of meetings with Trump.

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