Congress should subpoena translator from Trump-Putin meeting

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The Post report followed an earlier story by The New York Times that said the FBI had opened a counterintelligence investigation into Trump in 2017 after he fired then-Director James Comey.

When asked directly by Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro, in reference to the Times report, if he was a Russian asset, Trump said, "I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked". "In the case of Trump, the FBI is a self-appointed guardian of national security, and faced with the president who they - and I think for no good reason - suspected of being a foreign agent, they took it upon themselves to launch a criminal investigation with no political oversight".

"I think it's a disgrace you even asked that question", Trump told a reporter who queried him about his ties to Russian Federation outside the White House as he prepared to leave for New Orleans to speak at a farm convention. "It is just a hoax", he told reporters as he prepared to leave on a trip to New Orleans on Monday.

All have been frequent targets by right-wing media outlets that claim that the so-called "deep state" to working to undermine Trump's presidency.

Interpreters could be ordered to give evidence on what they heard in private meetings between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin after it was revealed that the United States president refused to share notes with his security officials.

The Post reported that Trump went so far as to take possession of Gross' handwritten notes from the Helsinki meeting and others. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the investigation as a politically-motivated "witch hunt."

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She brought Jayme to the home of neighbours Kristin and Peter Kasinskas, as it was farther away from where she found the teenager. What is more, she said, Jayme's escape and rescue are "the reason why we can never give up hope on any missing child".

When asked whether the Senate should subpoena a translator so they can see what Trump and Putin have discussed behind closed doors, Cruz said he would like to learn "a little more" but that it would be premature to take that action.

Transcripts of closed-door FBI testimony to Congress obtained by CNN show that the then head lawyer for the FBI, James Baker, said the bureau wanted to know whether Trump was "acting at the behest of (the Kremlin) and somehow following directions, somehow executing their will".

Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into Russian election interference and whether Mr Trump's campaign coordinated with the Russians. But the question had to be asked after back-to-back bombshell reports over the weekend about Trump's opaque relationship with Russian Federation.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said the report "may well suggest what it was that helped start this investigation in the first place".

"I don't know whether or not the commander in chief is a Russian asset, but it's frightening that we even have to ask that question", US Representative Seth Moulton told the Globe editorial board on Monday. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to pass a stopgap funding measure to reopen shuttered federal agencies for a few weeks while border wall and security negotiations continue, "I did reject it", Trump said.

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