Mueller Probing Whether Trump Digital Team Aided Russian Disinformation Campaign

FBI Russia probe helped by Australian diplomat tip-off - NYT

"So, I think it's been proven that there is no collusion".

Kendall's op-ed comes as Trump's allies and some Republicans on Capitol Hill have called the objectivity and fairness of Mueller's probe into question, following revelations that an FBI agent assigned to the investigation had sent text messages criticizing Trump during the 2016 election.

Trump went on to remind the reporters of his "absolute right" to do as he wishes with the Justice Department, alluding to earlier speculation that he could fire Mueller and close down the Russian Federation probe. "But I think he's going to be fair", Trump said in what the Times described as a 30-minute impromptu interview at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Of the Russian Federation investigation, the president looked forward to the end of it, and surprisingly, told the Times that he thought Special Counsel Mueller would end up treating him fairly. After Flynn agreed to cooperate with the investigation, many legal experts speculated that he could have crucial intel on a top Trump official-or even Trump himself.

Trump called it "too bad" that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe. President Trump tweeted Tuesday that the investigation is "tainted", and some Republicans have claimed some of the investigators are biased against Trump.

After the president earlier accused China of secretly shipping oil to North Korea, he responded to questions surrounding the report.

"Timing-wise, I can't tell you".

A big point of interest, however, was when the president noted that the media "have" to let him win re-election, suggesting that without his omnipresence, institutions like the "failing New York Times" will become the "failed New York Times". "It makes the country look very bad, and it puts the country in a very bad position", said Mr. Trump.

"...frankly there is absolutely no collusion, that's been proven by every Democrat is saying it..." The billionare real estate mogul went on to predict another outcome, saying that just months before the next election the press will come to him and say "Please, please, don't lose Donald Trump".

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