President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning again labeled the probe into potential coordination between his associates and Russian Federation the "single greatest witch hunt" in U.S. history.
"I encourage Norway to follow through on its commitment to meet the 2 percent of GDP defense spending obligation", said Trump during a joint press conference at the White House with visiting Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
In October she said there was "no proof" yet that there was any collusion between Russian Federation and Mr Trump's campaign, adding: "I think that proof will likely come with Mr. Mueller's investigation". "Were going to see what happens", the USA president said.
Despite dodging questions this week about his willingness to be interviewed by the special counsel, Trump said in June that he was "100%" willing to testify under oath about his conversations with James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired.
"When you go after somebody's family in the matter which he did, two of the president's children are serving this nation, sacrificing in their service, it is repugnant, it is grotesque and I challenge anybody to go and talk about somebody's family and see if that person doesn't come back and comes back hard", said White House spokesman Hogan Gidley.
Republicans who spent the early months of 2017 working with Democrats on investigations into Russian interference in US elections have pivoted as the new year begins and midterm elections loom, leaving the conclusions of those congressional probes in doubt.
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Mueller hasn't yet requested a Trump interview but has indicated he wants to talk with the President.
The tweet also continues Trump's public criticism of Clinton. On Wednesday morning, the president attacked Sen.
Reminded that Trump has publicly doubted the science behind global warming, Solberg said, "We believe that the science is proof". Certainly, I'll see what happens.
"Never before in American history has so clear a threat to national security been so clearly ignored by a US president", the report asserts.
The special counsel's team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with Mr Trump, but no details have been worked out. He insists the voluntary commitments in the Paris deal imposed an unfair burden on the United States, the world's No. 2 emitter of carbon pollution.
Feinstein also sits on the Senate intelligence committee, which is conducting its own investigation into the Russian interference and whether Trump's campaign was in any way involved. The transition's emails were slated for deletion after Trump's inauguration, but the transition asked the GSA to retain the records after receiving document requests from Congress last spring.
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