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Trump denies working for Russia, calls past FBI leaders ‘known scoundrels' and ‘dirty cops'

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday flatly denied that he worked for Russia, and he called FBI officials who launched a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether he did “known scoundrels” and “dirty cops.”
Trump's comments to reporters as he left the White House came in response to reports that an FBI investigation that was opened after Trump fired then-Director James B. Comey in May 2017 included a component to determine whether the president was seeking to help Russia.
“I never worked for Russia,” Trump said as he prepared to leave for an event in New Orleans...
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Trump-Russia Investigation: 'Worst-Case Scenario Is Possibly True or the President Is Totally Innocent,' FBI Counsel Told Congress

Trump-Russia Investigation: 'Worst-Case Scenario Is Possibly True or the President Is Totally Innocent,' FBI Counsel Told Congress

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The FBI launched their investigation to determine whether Trump was "acting at the behest of and somehow following directions, somehow executing their will,” FBI counsel James Baker told Congress.
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The three possible explanations for Trump's interactions with Russia

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Is he a Russian agent? Is he a geopolitical genius? Or is he simply trying to figure out a path forward in the dark?
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Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump denied Monday he ever worked for Russia, answering a question he declined to directly address over the weekend.
Speaking from the South Lawn before departing the White House for New Orleans, Trump called former FBI and Justice Department officials “known scoundrels” and “dirty cops.” He was reacting to a New York Times report that law enforcement officials began investigating, in 2017, whether Trump had been working on behalf of Russia against U.S. interests.
“I never worked for Russia,” he told reporters. Trump didn't directly answer the question in a...
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Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

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President Donald Trump is issuing a denial Monday that he had ever worked for Russia, as he lobs attacks at the former federal officials who have launched investigations against him
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White House Aides Say Donald Trump Should Have Done More to Deny Being a Russian Agent During Fox News Interview: Report

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“I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked," Donald Trump told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro when asked if he was working for Russia.
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Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is denying he ever worked for Russia, answering a question he declined to directly address over the weekend.
Speaking from the South Lawn on Monday before departing the White House for New Orleans, Trump calls former FBI and Justice Department officials "known scoundrels" and "dirty cops." He was reacting to a New York Times report that law enforcement officials began investigating, in 2017, whether Trump had been working on behalf of Russia against U.S. interests.
Trump told reporters: "I never worked for Russia." Trump didn't directly answer the...
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Trump says he never worked for Russia, rejects media reports

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday denied media reports over the weekend regarding the ongoing Russia probe and his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, telling reporters he never worked for Russia and did not know anything about his interpreter's notes.
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'Dirty cops': Trump slams FBI agents who wanted to investigate him over alleged Russia ties

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US President Donald Trump has said that FBI agents who wanted to investigate him over unproven collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election are just “dirty cops.”
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Why hasn't Trump actually denied working for Russia?

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Trump still hasn't technically denied working for Russia - and Pompeo's narrow denial is noteworthy, too.
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Donald Trump Takes Credit for Low Gas Prices, Highlights How 'This is Bad News for Russia'

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President Donald Trump used information from a "Fox and Friends" broadcast to rebuff claims he has been working in Moscow's interests.
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Trump hits back at Russia reports by touting energy policies

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President Donald Trump shot back at reports that he has secretly acted as a Russian asset, bragging sarcastically on Twitter about an increase in U.S. domestic oil production that he indicated had hurt Russia's energy industry, a main driver of its economy. Trump cited a segment on Fox News' “Fox & Friends” that touted lower gas prices across the country, a dip that the generally pro-Trump program attributed to the Trump administration's deregulatory push in the U.S. energy sector and its increased oil output. “But this is bad news for Russia, why would President Trump do such a thing?...
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Security Brief: Trump, Russia Bombshells Shake Washington; Prepping for War with Iran

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The FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation targeting the president, Trump seized notes from talks with Putin, and the White House requested military options on Iran.
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What did Trump and Putin discuss in private? Democrats demand interpreter's notes

What did Trump and Putin discuss in private? Democrats demand interpreter's notes

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's efforts to hide his conversations with President Vladimir Putin of Russia and new details about the FBI investigation into his ties to Moscow have intensified debate over his relationship with Russia, adding fuel to Democrats' budding investigations of his presidency and potentially setting up a clash between the White House and Congress.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who now leads the Intelligence Committee as part of the new Democratic House majority, implored his Republican colleagues Sunday to support his effort to obtain notes or testimony from the...
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How Putin's People Infiltrated the NRA to Help Trump and the GOP

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The Daily Beast has reported that the National Rifle Association was infiltrated by Russian intelligence agents, and top officials in the Kremlin knew all about it. The Russian government has always denied they had any involvement in the infiltration of the NRA, but new reporting from U.S. intelligence agencies shows that this is not...
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'Thought he worked for the Kremlin?' Trump jokes about Russia ties after claims the FBI investigated him as a potential Russian agent

'Thought he worked for the Kremlin?' Trump jokes about Russia ties after claims the FBI investigated him as a potential Russian agent

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US President Donald Trump joked about his alleged ties with Russia after claims that the FBI had started to investigate whether he was a Russian asset.
Trump cited "Fox and Friends" on Twitter on Monday morning, touting a claim that gas prices in the US are falling because he had curtailed regulations on the industry.
Trump wrote that this meant the US is "now producing a great deal more oil than ever before."
Trump then joked that he wouldn't do this if he was allied with Russia.
"But this is bad news for Russia, why would President Trump do such a thing? Thought he worked for Kremlin?...
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