Trump dodges question on whether he has worked for Russian Federation

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2019

One day after the New York Times made the claim, Pirro posed the question to Trump in an interview on Saturday night, asking: 'Are you now or have you ever worked for Russia, Mr. President?' On the other was the possibility that Trump didn't have an improper relationship with the Kremlin and was acting within the bounds of his executive authority, the transcripts show.

"I have concluded that the Treasury Department's proposal is flawed and fails to sufficiently limit Oleg Deripaska's control and influence of these companies and the Senate should move to block this misguided effort by the Trump Administration and keep these sanctions in place", Schumer said in a news release. "The other extreme is that the President is completely innocent, and we discussed that too", Baker told House investigators a year ago.

Although Trump has been unusually pro-Russia in his rhetoric, his policies toward Russian Federation have not differed significantly from other administrations, a fact that President Barack Obama's former ambassador to Russian Federation remarked upon during an interview with Salon in June.

Trump's behavior in the days around Comey's May 2017 firing helped trigger the counterintelligence part of the probe, according to the newspaper. Trump took possession of his interpreter's notes after a 2017 meeting in Hamburg and instructed the linguist not to discuss the matter with other administration officials, the Post said, citing current and former US officials.


John Delaney, a Maryland Democrat who has announced a run for the White House, called Trump's behavior toward Russian Federation "highly suspicious", adding, "We haven't had a president who has been as supportive of Vladimir Putin in decades".

"My firing of James Comey was a great day for America", Trump claimed, describing the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director as "a Crooked Cop who is being totally protected by his best friend, Bob Mueller".

"The liberal media has wasted two years trying to manufacture a fake collusion scandal instead of reporting the fact that unlike President Obama, who let Russian Federation and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russian Federation". The Times reported Mueller also took over the counterintelligence investigation, but the paper said it is unclear whether that aspect of his investigation is ongoing.

'From a point of view of strength... rather, he has done what appears to be Putin's goals.


"It's up to him in terms of who he wants to read into his conversations with world leaders", Johnson said, adding: "In the end I'm going to judge this president based on his actions". "That meeting is open for grabs".

Cruz went on to defend President Donald Trump's stance on Russian Federation as being "tougher" than his predecessor Barack Obama.

"This is just at odds with how presidents have conducted diplomacy for decades and decades in the United States", said Washington Post reporter Greg Miller in a Sunday interview with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro on Weekend Edition.

These include his former national security adviser Michael Flynn; former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort; and Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen.


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