White House refuses to comment on Mueller probe claims

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Asked whether he would be willing to meet special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump deflected the question by repeatedly denying that investigators had found any evidence of collusion between his campaign team and Russian Federation.

Mr Trump called the investigation a "phony cloud" over his administration. Former campaign chairman Paul Manafort as well as former adviser and longtime Manafort associate Rick Gates pleaded not guilty to 12 counts, including money laundering, tax fraud, failing to register as foreign agents, and conspiracy against the US.

"I think the president, in the political process, is pushing back, which he has the right to do", Ray said, adding that there is "no upside" for Trump to agree to do an interview.

Earlier Wednesday, the president called the congressional and federal inquiries on Russian Federation the "single greatest Witch Hunt in American history", urging Republican lawmakers to "take control" of the proceedings. The Republicans, however, seemed to care a whole lot more about Fusion GPS's business structure. Simpson said he gave the dossier about Trump to the Federal Bureau of Investigation because he was "very concerned" about a potential national security matter.

The court ruled that the White House's request to keep some documents private not only applied to direct communications involving the president - but extended to his advisers as they gathered information to inform the commander-in-chief about the potential legal jeopardy facing his Agriculture secretary at the time.

Feinstein unilaterally released a lengthy transcript of Simpson's testimony without telling the majority Republican bloc on the Judiciary Committee.

"Hillary, my opponent, was for windmills, and she was for other types of energy that don't have the same capacities at this moment certainly", he said.

“There was no collusion.”  AFP
White House refuses to comment on Mueller probe claims

Trump told the Journal in his nearly hour-long interview that Lewandowski had more to do with his campaign's success than Bannon.

The poll by Politico/Morning Consult, published on Wednesday, found that 48 percent of voters believe it is either very or somewhat likely that the usa president will be cleared in the ongoing Russia-related investigation, while 37 percent think it is not too likely or not at all likely that he will be exonerated. Serious questions have been raised as to whether Mueller's team of Trump-hating partisans is conducting a fair investigation.

"I've been in office now for 11 months", Trump said of the probe.

"It was someone like us who chose to pick up the phone and report something", Simpson said.

"The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice". And as the top Democrat on the committee, she didn't need authorization from Grassley to release it.

Among the major topics still of interest to Schiff: the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian operatives that occurred after Trump Jr. was told he would get dirt on the Clinton campaign and that the Russian government wanted to see his father win the presidency.

The president seems to have understood Mueller to be investigating issues of Russian interference in the election and allegations of collusion between Trump and the Russians.

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Ramaphosa said there is a lot to learn on agriculture from Kenya, as they play a leading role on the continent in agriculture. Presidents Kenyatta and Zuma said the two countries' ruling parties - Jubilee and the ANC - would begin working together.

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