Vladimir Putin rushes to Donald Trump's aid

"I've got my subpoena pen ready if you're thinking about not giving them to us".

Although Putin used the Russian word for audio recording at the press conference, his foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said that "audio is not made".

Meantime, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee are asking the FBI to turn over memos prepared by Comey regarding communications he had with the White House or Justice Department about the FBI's Russian Federation investigations, Politico reported.

"The last person Trump needs to vouch for him right now is Vladimir Putin", Schiff said in an interview with CBS News. "If they want to send something, you know, hats off. It's credibility would be less than zero".

According to a New York Times report, a memo drafted by recently-fired FBI Director James Comey revealed the president tried to shut down the federal investigation into Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser.

Fyodor Lukyanov, who chairs the Council for Foreign and Defense Policies, an association of top political and security experts in Russian Federation, said Putin's comments suggest the Kremlin was increasingly losing hope for normalized ties with Washington. "And that includes the President of the United States of America".

"While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn", the statement said.

"What surprises me is that they are shaking up the domestic political situation using anti-Russian slogans. Either they don't understand the damage they're doing to their own country, in which case they are simply stupid, or they understand everything, in which case they are risky and corrupt".

Republicans from Colorado's congressional delegation appear more interested in seeking the truth of allegations that President Trump's potentially could have obstructed justice.

Trump tweeted Tuesday that as president he had an "absolute right" to share with Russian Federation "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety", adding that he did it for "humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism".

"This is very new for me to say it, I've been saying let's let the House and Senate committees work their will", he said on MSNBC Wednesday.

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