Former Deputy Secretary of State: Trump's secrecy on Putin meetings 'outrageous'

Former Deputy Secretary of State: Trump's secrecy on Putin meetings 'outrageous'

Things got interesting when Pirro asked about recent reports from The New York Times and Washington Post.

Cruz was responding to a report by The New York Times which revealed that Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey resulted in a counterintelligence investigation into whether the president was working for the Russian government, either intentionally or otherwise.

He said that he fired Comey because he was "a awful liar, and he did a bad job as the FBI director" and called the former director's handling of the Clinton email probe "one of the biggest screw-ups that anybody's ever seen as an investigation". "It suggests to me that the Mueller investigation needs to continue to its logical conclusion". "I'm not keeping anything under wraps".

"I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked", Trump told Pirro, a personal friend. "I do think what we can all agree on is that the Mueller investigation should reach its conclusion".

Asked whether he'd like Congress to investigate the matter, including potentially calling the president's translator to testify, McCarthy said, "I'd like the president to be able to build these relationships".

As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before.

During a friendly television interview with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on Saturday, Trump blasted the notion that he is - or ever was - a secret agent for Russian Federation. Many of the President's talking points were rehearsed: "A lot of the people that aren't getting their checks are letting us know, 'We don't care, you've got to solve the crisis at the border, '" he said of the 800,000 federal workers now furloughed due to the partial government.

A new report in The Washington Post said Trump went to extraordinary lengths to hide details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin even from high-ranking officials in his own administration.

Trump has expressed bafflement that he is not getting more credit for largely staying put during the shutdown. According to the story, Trump's actions included "taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials", such as former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

Passage of the resolution of disapproval of Treasury's decision would require the approval of both the Democratic-majority house and the Senate, led by Trump's fellow Republicans who are unlikely to break with his policy. They also sought to determine whether Trump was deliberately working for Russian Federation or had unintentionally been influenced by Moscow.

The House Republican would not further describe the contents of the Baker transcript but said it was clear, based on his direct questioning of Baker, that in May 2017 "FBI senior leadership could not accept Comey was sacked for cause and the president had the constitutional authority to terminate Comey". "Anybody could have listened to that meeting, that meeting is up for grabs".

Trump began responding to the New York Times report with an angry stream of tweets aimed at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday. The Times says it's unclear whether Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence angle.

Legendary journalist Carl Bernstein has said that he's been told that special counsel Robert Mueller's report will show how President Donald Trump helped Russian Federation "destabilize the United States".

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