Trump denies any collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation

Trump denies any collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation

Burr of North Carolina.

"No, no. Next question", Trump said, cutting off a reporter mid-question.

However, a reporter for Huffington Post said later that Burr may have spoken too soon and that the committee did not have a "definitive answer" on the matter from Flynn's lawyers.

Trump also said he "respects" the decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, but he didn't distance himself from his earlier description of the situation as "a witch hunt".

Flynn was ousted in mid-February after less than a month in his senior administration post.

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".

Across town, Rosenstein was briefing the Senate about his decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the independent Trump-Russia probe.

"I don't think I'm in a position to give any advice to President Trump".

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Devin Feuerhelm told KMSP-TV that his sister, Lenna Samuelson, lives in the park with her two daughters, Ashley and Brenna. Debris littered the ground across the community and a large amount of homes were either severely damaged or destroyed.

One striking piece of news emerged from Rosenstein's briefing: He told senators that he had already known Comey was getting fired even as he wrote the memo that Trump cited as a significant justification for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's dismissal.

He repeatedly denied collusion with Russian Federation, an idea he said even his enemies support.

Besieged by controversy at home, U.S. President Donald Trump is under pressure to stick to the script and avoid fresh flare-ups when he embarks this week on his first foreign trip, a nine-day trek to the Middle East and Europe.

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", Trump told Comey, according to the memo.

United States stocks recovered ground on Thursday as upbeat economic data emboldened investors to return to the market, a day after Wall Street saw the biggest selloff in eight months on worries the political turmoil could undermine Trump initiatives such as tax cuts that investors see as favouring economic growth.

"Believe me, there's no collusion", the president continued.

Trump and the White House initially said that he'd chose to fire Comey on Rosenstein's advice, before walking that back some, with the president acknowledging he'd already made that decision. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said that Rosenstein knew before making his recommendation to Trump that the president would fire Comey. Republicans on Capitol Hill hoped the same, reasoning that the appointment of a special counsel could free them to work on a major tax overhaul - and other matters - without constant distractions.

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