Trump concealed details from meetings with Putin

Duchess of Sussex shortlisted for Time magazine's 'Person of the Year'- along with Trump and Putin

Duchess of Sussex shortlisted for Time magazine's 'Person of the Year'- along with Trump and Putin

"This is just at odds with how presidents have conducted diplomacy for decades and decades in the United States", said Washington Post reporter Greg Miller in a Sunday interview with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro on Weekend Edition.

Pirro asked Trump toward the end of the interview: "Are your lawyers working to keep the Mueller report from being made public?"

Trump went on to attack the "failing" New York Times as "a disaster of a newspaper", adding, "And if you read the article, you'd see that they found absolutely nothing". Trump also wrote that those who initiated the investigations, mostly former FBI leaders he has fired for "very bad reasons", did it with "no reason and no proof" as a response to his firing of Comey. "I do think what we can all agree on is that the Mueller investigation should reach its conclusion".

Even then, the president avoided directly answering when Pirro asked whether he now is or has ever worked for Russian Federation.

Trump called in to Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine" Saturday night to discuss a variety of topics, including the southern border and the Times article.

The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee has disputed President Donald Trump's claim that he's been tougher on Russian Federation than any recent president.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, tweeted on Sunday that his committee tried to subpoena the interpreter who, according to the Post, Trump attempted to silence.

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Trump said it was the "most insulting" question he'd ever been asked.

Trump also objected to a report in The Washington Post that said he went to extraordinary lengths to hide details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin even from high-ranking officials in his own administration. Russian Federation denies it sought to influence the election.

According to the Post, Trump's alleged behavior is "is at odds with the known practices of previous presidents", who, when meeting with individuals like Putin, for example, "relied on senior aides to witness meetings and take comprehensive notes then shared with other officials and departments".

"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!"

"Anybody could have listened to that meeting", he said of a closed-door, one-on-one meeting with Putin in Helsinki.

"Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president's own actions constituted a possible threat to national security", the New York Times report said. The Times says it's unclear whether Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence angle.

Mr Schiff said meetings, contacts and communications between Mr Trump's associates and Russians, as well as "the web of lies about those interactions, and the president's own statements and actions", have heightened the need to follow the evidence where it leads. "If this really did happen, Congress needs to know about it and what I want to do is make sure how could the Federal Bureau of Investigation do that?"

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