Trump says it "seems unlikely" he'll give Mueller interview

Agence France-Presse

Ms Feinstein, who faces a primary challenge in her re-election this year, released the transcript of the Senate Judiciary Committee's closed-door August interview with an official from the political opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which commissioned the dossier.

President Donald Trump says the economic ties between the United States and Norway are "robust and growing" and he's pointing to their work in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance to counter security threats.

He termed the allegations as a "Democratic hoax brought up as an excuse for losing an election".

Besides Bannon, he said those witnesses would include Trump's daughter Ivanka.

"So we can conceivably go back in", added the president, who announced his intention to pull out of the 2015 accord on curbing global warming emissions last June.

They also said Simpson's testimony had been selectively leaked and called for release of the full transcripts of his interview.

Trump also referred to wind turbines as "windmills", somehow linking it to Hillary Clinton and his election victory which he appears to not have quite gotten over yet. Or was there is a more sinister motive: purposely releasing an inaccurate statement to prevent the Russian Federation investigation from going into new areas?

Facing questions from the press, President Donald Trump appeared to backtrack on a previous commitment he made to meet face-to-face with investigators probing his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. Trump has contended that the investigations are an excuse by Democrats to explain his upset win over Clinton, a former secretary of state.

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"You'll see that a lot with me", Trump said about his fiery tweets and nuclear missile threats.

Simpson said Steele also told him the Federal Bureau of Investigation believed information in the dossier "might be credible" because they had a source inside the Trump organization who "indicated the same thing". South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy became the committee's chairman and said he would leave the investigating to Mueller.

"The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice", she said.

Trump's attorneys are looking for ways to limit the President's exposure, including requesting Mueller abide by certain parameters for the interview, the report said.

WaPo again: "Of the three congressional panels investigating the president and Russian Federation, only the Senate Intelligence Committee appears to have maintained bipartisan calm".

Andrew Wright, a law professor at Savannah Law School and associate counsel for former President Barack Obama, said he expected Mueller would bolster his team with a cyber expert at some point, since Russia's cyber attacks on the 2016 election are so central to the inquiry.

Trump claimed that his ex-chief strategist "betrayed" him when he told author Michael Wolff that his son, Donald Trump Jr., was "unpatriotic" and "treasonous" for hosting a campaign meeting attended by several Russian operatives promising "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.

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