Senator Mark Warner, the ranking Democrat on the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN on Sunday that whether Trump was a witting or unwitting agent of Russian Federation is "the defining question" of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
After a meeting with Mr Putin in Hamburg in 2017, Mr Trump took possession of his interpreter's notes, the paper says.
A separate source said Baker told investigators the internal FBI debate over the president's decision to fire Comey on May 9, 2017, included personnel who have since left the bureau for cause, retired, or have been demoted.
President Donald Trump on Saturday said the idea that he ever worked for Russian Federation was "insulting", and he slammed a New York Times article regarding his potential ties to Russian Federation as "the most insulting article". "I'm not keeping anything under wraps".
There have already been concerns by special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump's firing of Comey constituted an act of obstruction of justice.
The officials said there is no detailed record, including in classified files, of Trump's face-to-face interactions with Putin at five locations from the past two years, the newspaper reported. "Anyone could have listened to that meeting".
Last summer, the committee released preliminary findings of its investigation, including the allegation that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an "extensive and sophisticated" public relations campaign to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton while sowing discord on social media.
Americans Blame GOP and Trump for Government Shutdown, Poll Says
Nearly half of the State Department employees in the USA and about one-quarter overseas have been furloughed during the shutdown. Radha Muthiah, head of Capital Area Food Bank, said dozens of volunteers were working to pack bags of food for affected staff.
'Mass Fentanyl Overdoses' Reported In California
Officers administered CPR and six doses of Naloxone , an opioid-reversal drug, when they arrived on the scene. They were also treated at the hospital, the chief said, adding they were released and are in good condition.
When asked whether the Senate should subpoena a translator so they can see what Trump and Putin have discussed behind closed doors, Cruz said he would like to learn "a little more" but that it would be premature to take that action.
Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Times he had no knowledge of the counterintelligence inquiry but said that since it was opened a year and a half ago and they hadn't heard anything, apparently "they found nothing".
The president also hinted that the Russian Federation collusion "hoax" would soon backfire badly on the perpetrators, including some individuals whom he didn't identify because it would make "front page news" if he did.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has defended the decision, saying the companies are undergoing a major restructuring to "sever Deripaska's control and significantly diminish his ownership". Deripaska has figured into the investigation due to his ties to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
The president also pointed out that the miscreants involved in the counterintelligence investigation were eventually fired themselves.
Warner predicted some Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate would join Democrats in voting to override the removal of these sanctions.
Catherine Herridge is an award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C. She covers intelligence, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security.
Miami led by as many as 26 shortly after halftime, then saw the Celtics peel off 16 unanswered points before bouncing back. The Heat , who evened their record at 20-20, had six double-figure scorers, including Josh Richardson , who tallied 18.
Players are encouraged to scavenge items to survive, paying close attention to red rooms that still have items within. In fact, the entire idea behind the demo was to only give players one chance to complete it and experience it.
The statement, which was discovered face up on the gunman's bed, was signed: "Citizen Kevin Limbaugh", Davis Police spokesman Lt. The man accused of murdering a California police officer was ordered to surrender an AR-15 in another case a year ago .
According to Forbes , Harris laughed during a 2014 interview when a journalist raised a question about legalization. Harris also confirmed she will decide soon whether to mount a 2020 presidential bid.
US Colonel Sean Ryan, a coalition spokesman, said the coalition "has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria ". But, he added , "we also know that those fighting alongside of us for all this time deserve to be protected as well".
Harrowing video footage shows a Milwaukee bus driver rescuing a baby girl she spotted wandering on a freeway overpass last month. A Milwaukee bus driver went above the call of duty when she stopped to save an unlikely would-be passenger: a toddler.
Although Fernandinho will be 34 by the end of the season Guardiola said City do not now have the finance to buy a replacement. He has incredible relationship with the Brazilian guys, like Danilo, Fernandinho, Bernardo, many, many players here.
He completed 23 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 128 yards with two touchdowns in his backup role. Clearly, Martell's tune has changed significantly and he is now contemplating transferring from Ohio State .
The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.5 percent to 24,001.92 and the Nasdaq composite was up 0.4 percent at 6,986.07. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude also lost 1.7 per cent, or 88 cents, trading at $51.71 a barrel.
The company says it will abide by Europe's stronger privacy rules, which took effect in May, regardless of where a customer lives. Amazon has bought home security startup Ring for a reported £700 million ($1 billion).
This is very interesting and could give WWE fans another reason to watch this upcoming animated Mortal Kombat reboot. The Mortal Kombat 11 cover seems to follow the same simplistic design that many of its predecessors have used.
Aphria's report did not acknowledge the recent announcement of a hostile takeover bid by USA -based retailer Green Growth Brands. Aphria's newly appointed chairman, Irwin Simon reiterated that and called Neufeld and Cacciavillani "consummate entrepreneurs".
Matt Kuchar leads Sony Open by two shots after 54 holes
His 64-65 weekend gave him a tie for seventh, and he now heads off to Singapore with hopes of earning a spot in the British Open. It's the second win of the season for Kuchar, who also won at Mayakoba in the fall, and the ninth of his PGA Tour career.
Granddad: Wisconsin girl has no link to suspected kidnapper
James Kuffel, the township's lone constable, said he knows nearly everyone in the area but has never encountered the Pattersons. Investigators have said Patterson's goal was to kidnap Closs, but he appears to have no connection to the family.
Thomas first female on-field NFL playoff game official
According to ABC 13 , Thomas made history back in 2015 after becoming the first female to be a full-time official for the NFL . Thomas was the down judge in Sunday's divisional round game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers .
Stobart's former CEO buys 10 percent stake in Flybe
Mr Branson sold a 31pc stake in Virgin Atlantic to Air France-KLM in 2017, and retains a 20pc holding in the airline. It will operate under the Virgin Atlantic brand, meaning the likely return of the Virgin brand to Scottish routes.
Trump denies hiding detail of Putin summit talks from staff
A protester with a poster of Trump and Putin outside the Phoenix Convention Center where Trump was holding a rally in August 2017. The Washington Post story is the second in 24 hours to highlight Trump's unusual dealings with Russian Federation and its leader.