President Trump was defeated, with a different set of Russia-related allegations late Friday , shortly after the departure on his first trip abroad as commander-in-chief, a report to call the President trash-talked James Comey in a meeting with Moscow dignitaries, and others say the Russian probe has reached a current White House official.
The New York Times reported that the trump is called, displaced FBI Director Comey “crazy” and “a real job”, during a may meeting with Russian officials in the White house and said, fire the top cop had, relieved, “great pressure” on him.
“I’m just fired, the head of the FBI” Trump, to read a document to the Times by an American official. “I stood in front of a big pressure because of Russia. The fallen.”
The comments, allegedly fired a day after Trump abruptly Comey, could got fuel accusations Trump free of it, because the investigation into possible collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.
In may 10, Trump of Russia hosted the foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, along with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.
White House Press Secretary and Sean Spicer did not deny, Trump made the comment, but rather than blame the media on Friday for the draw of the focus of the national security.
“By grandstanding and politicisation of the investigation in Russia, the actions, the James Comey unnecessary pressure on our ability to generate, motivate, and negotiate with Russia,” said Spicer.
“The investigation continues, would always, and obviously, have not completed the termination of the Comey. Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and secret conversations.”
Trump has a strong, any collusion between his 2016 campaign, and Russia has denied, rejected allegations that he is under pressure, Comey set to delete a related investigation into the former national security Advisor, Michael Flynn, saying: “the whole thing was a witch hunt.”
The Times report, and another in The Washington Post, had emerged as a trump card en route to Saudi Arabia for the first stop on its overseas tour, the him through the Middle East and Europe. The trip will take by some analysts as an opportunity for Trump to reset after more than a week of intensive debate in Washington in the Wake of the Comey fire.
But the new claims, the reset could be more difficult.
On the heels of a special Council is named for the Russia-probe, the Post report late Friday, law enforcement said authorities have identified search in possible agreements between Russia and the trump campaign, a senior White house advisers as a significant person of interest.
Sources close to the investigation told the Post that the current White House officials is someone who is very close to Trump, but not the identification of the individual.
The sources added, however, that overall, the research part focuses on people who are previously with the trump campaign and administration, but of them – namely, the former national security Advisor, Michael Flynn and former campaign Chairman for Paul Manafort.
Spicer said in response to the Post report, “as the President has said before – a thorough investigation will confirm that there is no collusion between the campaign and any foreign Person.”
Trump personally any Russian-fixing denied at a press conference on Thursday. And as he stood by the decision to fire Comey cited – among other factors – his unpopularity in Washington.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday stood next to a memo he wrote castigating Comey dealing with the Hillary Clinton email probe. The memo was cited as part of the justification for burning Comey, although Trump was to remove apparently on the search Comey in front of Rosenstein designed his memo.
Fox Business Network’s Blake Burman has contributed to this report.