One of President Donald Trump's former lawyers for the Russian Federation probe is accusing former FBI officials of staging a "coup" by opening a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump acted as a foreign agent of Russian Federation.
He snapped at a reporter as he left the White House for a trip to New Orleans after she asked about the report of the FBI's investigation into whether he worked for Russian Federation, calling her question a "disgrace".
President Trump said the question was the most insulting thing he's ever been asked and proceeded to slam fired officials from the bureau who led the initial investigation.
According to the Times, the FBI was moved to act after Trump publicly linked his firing of Comey to the investigation of his possible ties to Russian Federation.
The president pushed back on the Times' report several times this weekend.
On Sunday, Bernstein during an appearance on CNN, criticized Trump's denial of the earlier reports that the FBI had been investigating the USA president after he fired former bureau director James Comey. I think it's the most insulting article I've ever had written.
In an interview with ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Durbin noted key details about Putin's past and his actions as Russia's president: "This man who is a former KGB agent, never been a friend of the United States, invaded our allies, threatens us around the world, and tries his damnedest to undermine our elections".
Trump responded to the Times report in a long series of tweets early Saturday, stringing together a bunch of unfounded claims he's often repeated in attempts to discredit the investigation. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the new committee chairman, to hold investigative hearings into whether Trump has been "compromised by" Russian Federation.
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"I had a conversation like every president does".
"Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, nearly all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin' James Comey, a total sleaze!" "We need to investigate, because we don't know whether, you know, the worst-case scenario is possibly true or the President is totally innocent and we need to get this thing over with - and so he can move forward with his agenda".
Trump also told the interpreter not to talk to other administration officials about what was said in the meetings, the Post said.
In the inquiry, counterintelligence investigators sought to evaluate whether Trump was a potential threat to national security.
"The people doing that investigation were people that have been caught that are known scoundrels", he said.
Three Democrats who head influential House committees are warning President Donald Trump not to obstruct their efforts to question his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Robert Mueller took over the investigation when he was appointed special counsel soon after Comey's firing.
Analysts and pundits have also spent the past two years analyzing evidence to determine whether Putin may have compromising material on Trump, as some experts allege.