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Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

His appointment raises the stakes dramatically on the long-simmering allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election and had connections with members of the Trump campaign. "We need a law enforcement professional, not someone who's run for office before", she said. The White House had said Mr. Trump made the decision to fire Comey only after receiving the recommendation from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But GOP lawmakers have grown increasingly anxious since Trump fired Comey, who had been leading the bureau's probe - and after Comey associates said he had notes from a meeting in which Trump asked him to shut down the investigation into Flynn's Russian Federation ties.

Asked point-blank if he'd done anything that might merit prosecution or even impeachment, Trump said no - and then added of the lingering allegations and questions: "I think it's totally ridiculous". Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said Rosenstein would be questioned about a letter he wrote accusing Comey of missteps as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, including his handling of an election-year probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Trump is leaving Friday for his first foreign trip, to the Mideast and beyond, and aides had hoped the disarray at home would have been calmed if not resolved by take-off time. "I'd think he'd be a good choice", Graham said. Trump wrote, misspelling the word counsel as he referred to Democratic former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

"Everybody, even my enemies, have said there is no collusion", he said.

Another answer on that subject seemed both more specific and perhaps ambiguous.

"There's been no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself, and the Russians".

U.S. President Donald Trump denounced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign's ties with Russia Thursday, calling it an unprecedented "witch hunt" that "hurts our country terribly".

He said he respected the special counsel appointment but also said it "hurts our country terribly".

Trump was also asked about his thoughts on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Muller to lead the probe.

Senators said that Rosenstein steered clear of specifics while making clear that Mueller has wide latitude to pursue the investigation wherever it leads, potentially including criminal charges.

"We'll get rid of the smoke and see where the actual issues lie", said Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina.

"I hope you can let this go", Mr Trump reportedly told Mr Comey.

Trump cited displeasure with the FBI's Russian Federation probe as a factor in dismissing Comey.

However, Trump told NBC News last week that he would have fired Comey "regardless" of what the Justice Department said.

The day after the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to the congressional investigations into Democrats' claims of Russian interference in United States elections, Trump said he respected the decision, but added: "I think that divides the country".

US stocks rallied back on Thursday after seeing their biggest drop in eight months the previous day on worries that the political turmoil could sideline Trump initiatives such as tax cuts that investors see as favouring economic growth.


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