President Trump told Fox News "Hannity" on Wednesday only that the investigators are working to determine whether his personal telephone calls were secretly monitored by the US.
Trump has also hammered House Democrats for putting his former top communications advisor Hope Hicks through hell after Hicks's testimony before a closed-door session
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"What's Happened to the Democrats – and in the meantime, they are not doing any work in the Congress, "Trump told Sean Hannity, calling the party" unhinged. "
" They're not allowed to do that. to the leaked pictures of Hicks. Some Democrats complained that Hicks, in her appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, was ordered by the White House to stay quiet about her time as a aide to Trump, quoting legal privileges.
But, Trump has condemned Democrats' ongoing hearings on collusion and obstruction as a "do-over" of Robert Mueller's Russia
and look at Ukraine, "Trump said. "How did the FBI not take the server from the DNC? Just think about that one, Sean." That was a reference to the DNC's decision in 2016 to turn over its server to Crowdstrike's private security firm, rather than the FBI, after what prosecutors said was a Russian-led hack
The Hill's John Solomon reported earlier Wednesday that the FBI, in search warrant affidavits, relied heavily on leaked Ukrainian financial papers on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort – even though the Bureau has repeatedly warned that the documents were untrustworthy and likely fake
Earlier this year, Ukraine Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko opened a probe into so-called "black ledger" files that led to Manafort's abrupt departure from the Trump campaign. The investigation began after an unearthed audio recording showed that a senior Ukrainian anticorruption official apparently admitted to leaking Manafort's financial information in 2016 – including his ties to pro-Russian actors in Ukraine – to benefit Clinton
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A Ukrainian court recently ruled that the Manafort leak was illegal in the US elections. A 2017 investigation by Politico found that Ukrainian officials not only publicly sought to undermine Trump by questioning his fitness for office, but also worked behind the scenes to secure a Clinton victory
"I do not hear Russia much anymore.
"I think it's a disgrace," said Trump
Numerous issues with the Steele dossier's FBI's attention has been highlighted, including several that were brought to the FBI's attention before it cited the dossier in its FISA application and subsequent renewals. Mueller's report made plain, for example, that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen did not travel to Prague to conspire with Russian hackers seeking access to Democrat files, as the alleged dossier
Mueller also failed to substantiate the dossier's claims that Page had received a large payment relating to the sale of a share of Rosneft, and a Russian oil giant
"We are trying to figure out that they are spying on my campaign, using intelligence agencies to do it. if they listened to my calls, that would be the ultimate, we'll see what happens, if that happens, we'll probably find out if they spied on my campaign and they might have it, it will be one of the great "
Trump said Attorney General Bill Barr is working" very hard "to get the bottom of the matter
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The lengthy phone conversation began with Trump recounting the launch of his campaign Tuesday night in the jam-packed Amway Center in Orlando. Thousands of Trump fans arrived more than 40 hours in advance to secure a spot, despite sweltering Florida heat.
"It was an incredible scene – and there were thousands of people out there," Trump told Hannity, comparing the atmosphere to that of a national college football championship. "It was just an electric evening … It's a tailgate party for our country."
Trump noted that the US has become "number one in the world in energy," referring to the fact that the U.S. is the world's leading crude oil producer. The head of the International Energy Agency said in 2018 that, due to the "shale revolution," the U.S. "
The positive economic indicators, Trump said, have led Democrats to desperately pivot to discuss obstruction, now that Mueller's report found no evidence of Russian collusion by the Trump campaign, despite many efforts by Russian-linked actors to involve the Trump team in its hacking efforts
"I do not hear Russia much anymore. You know, they've given up on that one, "Trump said, before touting his administration's economic successes." We have the best, lowest unemployment rate for blacks, Asians, Hispanics – nobody's ever seen numbers like this … If "We have more poeple working today – nearly 160 million people – than we have ever worked in the history of our country," added Trump.
Trump also denied a Wall Street Journal report that he will live-tweet the upcoming Democrat primary debates, but suggested he might not be a bad idea.
"Instead of fake news, I'll make them correct news – and maybe that's OK," "Trump joked."
"When I make a speech, like last night – there was a fantastic woman in the front with a sign, 'Please keep tweeting, it matters,' "Trump continued. "And, I think it does matter, I do not do it because I enjoy it. When somebody says an outright lie on MSNBC or CNN … I can counteract those lies, and I have many more followers than they do."