Trump preparing certified letter denying Russian Federation business ties

Cheryl Sanders
May 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump is sending a certified letter to Sen.

"Most people in the world need to know whether the president is under investigation".

Earlier Tuesday Senator Lindsey Graham said that while he has no knowledge or evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russians, or any inappropriate business dealings, he would like to see any if it exists.

Intelligence officials tell CNN that Clapper, as a matter of policy, would not be involved in an investigation of possible collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation because USA intelligence agencies are barred by law from probes involving U.S. persons. "But do I want to know about business ties?"

The admission by the White House that Trump has retained a Washington law firm to defend him against allegations of irregular business and financial links with Russian Federation, came shortly after reports emerged that Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey.

"The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!", he wrote.

"James Comey will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI", Trump continued.

"I have come to the conclusion I have strong colleagues (and) our intelligence committee is doing good work", he said. "When things calm down, they will be thanking me!"

The announcement that Trump had retained a lawyer to deal with the Russia probe came just hours before the news broke that he'd fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into the administration's Russian ties. I have no evidence of collusion. There is a growing chorus from the Left that a special prosecutor should takeover the investigation into whether the Trump campaign has colluded with Russian intelligence during the 2016 election. But now even more questions are emerging after Trump confirmed in an interview with NBC that he asked Comey three times whether he personally was the subject of an investigation.

In testimony before the House intelligence committee in March, Comey testified that the FBI was investigating possible collusion between Trump associates and Russian officials and other Russians known to USA intelligence as part of its broader, ongoing counter-intelligence investigation.

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