During the campaign, FBI officials were troubled by Trump's ties to Russia, and opened an investigation into the campaign in August 2016, two months after the Trump Tower meeting between campaign senior officials and Russian surrogates.
Trump and his allies have repeatedly criticized Mueller's investigation, calling it a "witch hunt" and questioning the political motivations of his investigators.
"No evidence has emerged publicly that Trump was secretly in contact with or took direction from Russian government officials", The New York Timessaid.
The White House on Friday night dismissed The New York Times report as "absurd".
"This is absurd. James Comey was sacked because he's a disgraced partisan hack, and his Deputy Andrew McCabe, who was in charge at the time, is a known liar fired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation". She also disputed that Trump had ever been soft on Russian Federation. Investigators have examined key episodes such as Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey and his fury over the recusal from the investigation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Giuliani also tried to shrug off the revelation accidentally made by former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort'slawyers in an unredacted court filing that Manafort had apparently shared internal campaign polling with a colleague with reported ties to Russian intelligence.
The bill's Republican sponsors don't believe that Trump will try to fire the special counsel.
The justification went beyond Trump's firing of Comey, CNN said, according to its sources, and included the President's conversation with Comey in the Oval Office asking him to drop the investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
There has been no public evidence that Trump was in contact with Russian Federation during the election campaign and Trump has long denied any illicit connection.
CNN reported that counterintelligence agents were investigating why Trump was acting in ways that seemed to benefit Russian Federation.
The Mueller investigation is set to continue to cast a cloud over the White House: a judge has given an extension to the secret grand jury empanelled in the probe, extending its original 18-month mandate. Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in August 2018 was convicted of financial crisis and later pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the U.S. and conspiring to obstruct justice.
Some sleet and freezing rain will arrive Friday morning in Missouri, with snow starting to fall by midday. Across the country's midsection, 40 million people are under a winter storm advisory, watch or warning.
A USA military official spoke Friday of the withdrawal process, but declined to comment on specific timetables or movements. A USA troop pullout leaves the Kurds exposed to Turkish attacks from one side, and Syrian government troops on the other.
Murray said he would not consider playing on as a doubles specialist but that he hoped he would be pain-free in future. Remarkable discipline for training, competition, sacrifice, perfection, a little insane but a legend of a bloke .
President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires a day after new Gov. Trump's tweet today comes as he faces heat over the ongoing government shutdown , in which FEMA is partially affected.
That was also why Guardiola was quick to run on to the pitch to speak to the Burton players at the full-time whistle. "I think this one over two legs", said Clough, when asked to compare which was the tougher challenge.
Later Tuesday, Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni said that meeting was in January or February 2017, after Trump was elected. Manafort has suffered from severe gout, at times confining him to a wheelchair, " the lawyers wrote.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his sister Kim Yo-jong (red-dotted) wave aboard a train to Beijing on Monday. Later Tuesday, Xi gave a grand banquet for Kim, his wife Ri Sol Ju and other visiting North Korean officials.
Surachate Hakparn said that Alqunun's father and brother arrived together in Bangkok on Tuesday but Alqunun refused to meet them. The Saudi embassy at the time issued a statement referring to the case as a "family" matter .
MA has had about 2,200 confirmed influenza cases through the first week of January this season, according to MA state data. The first and second flu deaths in the county this year were 56 and 66-year-old patients who lived in Dallas and Garland.
The company also showed off its new home brewing beer system for the first time, having first announced it past year . With Apple HomeKit support, customers will be able to control their LG TV using the Home app or by asking Siri.
A Phoenix police spokesman said that "the matter is now under investigation" but declined to give any further details of the case. A spokesperson for Hacienda HealthCare did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment Tuesday.
Vive Cosmos release date, pricing, features and spec news
Leading the list was the Vive Cosmo , a new consumer-friendly headset pitched as easier use and set up than rival devices. The Vive Cosmos VR headset will be based on Vive Reality system, which ensures seamless movement during your VR journey.
'Good chance' Kitchens will be Browns' head coach
Back when he was on Bruce Arians' staff in Arizona in 2013, he felt two pops in his chest , his vision blurred, and he went numb. Interim head coach and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was relieved of his duties, according to ESPN .
Trump makes his case for securing southern border
Over Caesar salad and iced tea, Trump projected confidence that his strategy was working, Fox News Channel's Bret Baier reported. Critics say the security risks are overblown and the administration is at least partly to blame for the humanitarian situation.
Vietnam says it wants to host US-NK summit
The trip is at Xi's invitation and set to run until Thursday, according to KCNA and China's official Xinhua news agency. Last week, Trump said he had recently received a "great letter" from Kim, but declined to reveal its contents.
Nishikori, Pliskova crowned Brisbane International champions
The 29-year-old is vying for his first title since the Memphis Open in February 2016. 9 won five games in a row to seal the win. There were quarter-final wins for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Daniil Medvedev at the Brisbane International on Friday.