Mueller Is Investigating Trump as a Russian Asset

President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on border security at the White House on Friday

Without hesitation, the president fired back, "I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked".

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.

The New York Times reported Friday that law enforcement officials were so concerned about Trump's behavior after he fired James Comey as FBI director that they launched a counterintelligence investigation into whether he was acting as a Russian agent, either intentionally or unwittingly.

After a G-20 meeting in Hamburg in July 2017, the president took possession of his interpreter's notes and instructed the linguist "not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials", the Post reported, citing current and former USA officials.

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"If you compare objectively, President Trump's policies to Russia compared to President Obama's policies to Russia - by any measure, President Obama was much easier, was much more gentler on Russia".

In his appearance on Fox News on Saturday, Trump denied that he was keeping anything under wraps on his meetings with Putin. "I think it's the most insulting article I've ever had written, and if you read the article you see that they found absolutely nothing".

Comey was dismissed, the White House said at the time, on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, on Mon., July 16, 2018. The bureau also began a probe of whether or not the president committed obstruction of justice by firing Comey.

When asked by Pirro about the story, Trump said he and Putin had "a great conversation". "That meeting is up for grabs".

Cohen, who has agreed to testify before Congress on February 7, has disclosed that he negotiated to build a Trump hotel in Moscow up until his boss's nomination as the Republican presidential candidate in 2016. He also accused the Post of fabricating the report.

"Every time Trump meets with Putin, the country is told nothing".

"When he takes the interpreter's notes and wants to destroy them so no one can see what was said.it raises serious questions about the relationship between this president and Putin", the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin, said on ABC's "This Week". Mr. Trump said he believed the Russian president, contradicting the conclusions of the US intelligence community.

"I'm in the White House, and majority are in different locations".

He added, "I have been FAR tougher on Russian Federation than Obama, Bush or Clinton".

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