The infamous Russian Federation dossier was not the sole basis for the FBI's investigation into Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation, according to a newly public document that notched a tactical win for Democrats inside Washington, D.C. "My name was included only because of my proximity to the president".
- The Trump administration has eliminated or replaced references to climate change, renewable energy and similar topics on websites across the federal government, according to a new study released Wednesday by a coalition of academic and nonprofit groups.
In response, the organization says the suit is an attack on the free press, and they will continue to defend their First Amendment rights. Its interest to the public is obvious.
"I can't think of a law that it violates", he said. NPR has not detailed its contents because it is unsubstantiated, but it describes an effort by powerful Russians to build bridges with Trump and his campaign.
Comey briefed Trump on the existence of the file during the presidential transition, as well as the fact that US intelligence believed it might appear in the press.
The adviser pleaded guilty previous year to lying to investigators about his contacts with Russia-linked figures, and is believed to be cooperating in the probe of special counsel Robert Mueller. On his tweet praising Kushner, Trump joked that the next one facing scrutiny over ties to Russian Federation would be his youngest son, Barron Trump. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., acknowledged he had received a copy but said "no further full committee activity is planned at this time".
Mr Trump said "we'll see what happens" when asked if he would provide an interview to Mr Mueller's team.
Whether McCain knew that Fusion GPS was behind the dossier or that it was partially funded by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee was not clear.
Mueller and his team are investigating whether Russian Federation and Trump's Republican campaign co-ordinated to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump worked to obstruct an FBI investigation into his aides.
Cohen said the in the lawsuit, which was filed in a NY court: "Even though defendant BuzzFeed expressly acknowledged the unverified (and potentially unverifiable) nature of the dossier's allegations, defendant BuzzFeed published the un-redacted dossier and the article anyway - without attempting to determine the veracity of these reports with plaintiff himself". But for now, the odd spinning of the Simpson interview as supporting the tangled Clinton-Fusion-Steele story puts critics of the Trump-Russian investigation in the lead for conspiracy theorizing's gold medal - or perhaps one made of tin foil.