Trump touts sale of fictional jets to Norway

Elias Hubbard
January 14, 2018

At a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Trump tried to cushion the blow by only calling on two reporters, both from conservative outlets, but still could not manage to avoid making devastatingly bad news for himself.

"We'll see what happens", Trump said when asked Wednesday by a reporter.

Among them was former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to FBI agents in January and is now co-operating with Mueller's investigation.

"I am for massive oil and gas and everything else, and a lot of energy", he said. "It's a Democrat hoax". "The Witch Hunt continues".

Pressed on the topic, Mr Trump said it "seems unlikely" that the interview would occur, given the lack of evidence to support claims of collusion.

Trump has denied any Russian collusion and called Mueller's work a "witch hunt", with his latest condemnation of the probe coming in a Wednesday afternoon tweet.

Several Republican members of the House Intelligence panel have said in recent weeks they are eager to end the Russian Federation investigation and issue a report, claiming they have almost exhausted the roster of individuals they could interview.

Prior presidents, including Bill Clinton, have spoken with investigators, but it remains to be seen whether Trump will do so.

New York Magazine writes that "no sane lawyer would let Trump sit for an interview with Mueller".

Talks regarding the potential interview reportedly started after Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was served with an indictment last October on charges of money laundering and filing false foreign lobbying reports, along with other counts, CNN reports.

"It was someone like us who made a decision to pick up the phone and report something", Simpson said. For 11 months, they've had this phony cloud over this administration, over our government.

Internal reports by American intelligence officers agree, saying Putin directed a "multifaceted campaign using hacking and propaganda to sway the 2016 presidential election" away from Hillary Clinton to benefit Trump.

The White House released a corrected transcript on Wednesday morning that showed Trump initially agreed to Democratic Sen. "The only way to set the record straight is to make the transcript public".

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will testify next week before a congressional panel looking into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections, Reuters reported Thursday.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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