The president also called the Russian Federation probe the "greatest single Witch Hunt in American history" and urged congressional Republicans to "finally take control" of the investigation. Republicans have in turn criticised Democrats for trying to draw out the probe and say there's no clear evidence of collusion between Trump and Russian Federation.
"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.
"There's been a lot of comments about obstruction of justice, and frankly the only people we've seen trying to influence the investigation are former [FBI] director [James] Comey and Democrats in Congress, and that would include Senator Feinstein", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a briefing. Her staff helped conduct the interview with Simpson, who had also asked for the interview to be released. I suppose it's also technically possible that the F-52 is such a super-secret new fighter that we've never heard of it before now, although I'm not convinced that Norway would be the number-one market for that kind of tech.
"It [bipartisanship] has largely been broken", said political analyst Norman Ornstein of the Washington-based American Enterprise Institute.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday detailed a list of witnesses and documents Democrats say Republicans have kept them from accessing during the panel's Russian Federation investigation, and blamed the committee's chairman and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for attempting to end the probe before it is complete.
As Trump mentioned on Wednesday, Norway plans to purchase up to 52 F-35s but the Norwegian government has authorized funding for only 40 aircraft to date, according to Lockheed Martin spokeswoman Carolyn Nelson. "Russia & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing".
Mike Conaway, who has led the probe since Nunes stepped aside, have "tried to keep the investigation on track", but "the chairman has a different agenda". "The only way to set the record straight is to make the transcript public".
President Donald Trump, keeping up his attacks on Hillary Clinton, suggested Thursday that his 2016 election opponent and her fellow Democrats could have paid Russians for dirt on him during the campaign.
Some criminal law experts have expressed skepticism about the transition's claims to legal ownership of the emails, but Langhofer and other transition officials insist that Beckler had agreed with Trump for America both in phone conversations and in the sought-after memo that the emails belonged to the transition.
Feinstein faces a primary from California state Senate leader Kevin de Leon.
And what was Trump asked about?
"It's a Democrat hoax that was brought up as an excuse for losing an election", Trump commented, adding: "I'll speak to attorneys".
In June, Trump said he was "being investigated" for firing Comey, and again called it a "witch hunt".
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