Trump denies ever working for Russian Federation, blasts investigators

U.S. President Trump talks to reporters after addressing closed Senate Republican policy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington

Trump seizes on bombshell New York Times story to attack 'witch hunt'

On Friday, the New York Times reported that after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, the bureau "began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russian Federation against American interests".

U.S. President Donald Trump declared Monday, "I never worked for Russian Federation", days after news reports suggested he might be beholden to Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin.

Boot also highlighted Trump's blatant attempts to obstruct investigations into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia-linked contacts and his public attacks of worldwide institutions like North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the E.U as further evidence of the president working against US national security interests.

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So it has come to this: The president of the United States was asked over the weekend whether he is a Russian agent.

The president pushed back on the Times' report several times this weekend. He is also investigating possible obstruction of justice by Mr Trump.

Rather than call the Times report "fake news", as he has with so many other anonymously sourced Times reports, Trump used it to again claim that he was justified in getting rid of Comey. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the investigation as a politically-motivated "witch hunt."

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Trump said the Times's account of the mid-2017 FBI investigation of him was "a very disgusting thing". But the interpreter told them that the president had taken the notes after the meeting, and had instructed the translator not to discuss the meeting, the former official said.

On Sunday, Cruz told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the media's focus on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's campaign to disrupt the 2016 USA presidential election is just another example of the disconnect between most of the nation and its capital.

However, top advisor Kellyanne Conway reiterated Monday the administration's frequent assertion that Trump has in fact been tough on Russian Federation, one of Washington's key rivals and sometimes outright adversaries.

Trump also said on Monday morning that the FBI has been discredited by Comey and its other leaders, including former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was sacked a year ago after an internal investigation.

In a joint statement, congressmen Elijah Cummings, Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler said Mr Trump must not try to "discourage, intimidate or otherwise pressure" his former personal fixer.

Nunes is the ranking member in the House Intelligence Committee now that Democrats hold the majority in the November elections.

Democrats led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., began huddling Monday about how to determine what took place with the interpreter's notes and whether to compel her testimony.

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