President Trump firmly dismissed allegations of any collusion whatsoever with Russia and his 2016 campaign, also rejecting accusations that he forced then-FBI Director James Comey to not investigate into ex – National Security adviser Michael Flynn by stating “the entire thing has been a witch hunt.”
“There was no collusion between, certainly, myself and my campaign – but I can only speak for myself – and the Russians – zero,” he said, including that concerns encircling his campaign were divisive and drew focus from various other problems bothering the nation.
“I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things,” he stated.
However Trump, talking in the East Room of the White House throughout a joint press conference together with the visiting Colombian President, stated while he recognized Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s move to designate a special counsel in the Russia case, “the entire thing has been a witch hunt.”
He also negated that he forced Comey to stop the Flynn investigation, saying to the reporters, “No, no. Next question.”
The accusation was made by Comey personally in a memo he sent just after a meeting in February. The memo appeared in media outlets this week after being exposed by Comey associates, in the midst of Trump’s decision to let Comey go a week ago.
The denials lead to Trump’s most intensive, public reaction yet to the wave of unfavorable reports directed at the White House and members of the Trump administration.
Trump on Thursday also protected his Comey decision and made some remarks regarding the former bureau boss’ reliability and popularity.
“Comey was very unpopular,” Trump stated.
He said in addition, “When I made that decision, I actually thought that it would be a bipartisan decision because you look at all of the people on the Democratic side, not only the Republican side, that were saying such terrible things about Director Comey.”
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The President ignored suggestions of criminal charges and talking about impeachments.
“I think it’s totally ridiculous,” he stated. “Everybody thinks so.”
Trump stated his administration was dedicated to cutting the drugs flow into the USA.
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