Trumps says world laughing at 'stupidity' of Russian Federation collusion probe

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Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Thursday that Republicans are blocking dozens of witnesses from being interviewed in the Russian Federation probe, including some who were aware of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting where Donald Trump Jr. was promised dirt on the Clinton campaign.

"You'll see that a lot with me", Trump said about his fiery tweets and nuclear missile threats.

"We'll see what happens", Trump said when asked Wednesday by a reporter.

Trump also dodged a question on whether or not he would agree to be interviewed as part of the Special Counsel investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the elections a year ago.

In June, Trump said he was "being investigated" for firing Comey, and again called it a "witch hunt". It does hurt our government. The online moniker "Guccifer 2.0" was given to the "individual" who leaked damaging Democratic Party emails ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

A federal judge Thursday said he would look at the memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote about his interactions with President Donald Trump before deciding whether the Justice Department can withhold them from the public.

Moscow denies trying to meddle in the election, and Trump dismisses talk of collusion.

Solberg echoed the President's sentiments about their increased economic cooperation, which includes the purchase of US military jets.

Separately, Representative Adam Schiff, the panel's top Democrat, told reporters he would like "dozens" more witnesses, including Bannon, to appear before the committee, making clear he does not view its investigation of Russian Federation and the election as near its end. Moscow has also been refuting these allegations.

Trump's comments appear to be at odds with what he said during an interview last May with NBC's Lester Holt, which took place two days after Comey's dismissal. "Putin (Russian President Vladimir Putin) can't love that", he added. "Must have tough Primary!" Her staff helped conduct the interview with Simpson, who had also asked for the interview to be released.

Next, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence announces it will investigate Russia's efforts to influence the election. He refused to release transcripts of a key witness's testimony and, last week, Grassley and Sen.

Some have read this quote as an admission Trump fired Comey because of Russian Federation, but Trump doesn't state it so plainly. "And I respect that very much and that this is an issue for American politics", she said.

Trump has derided the dossier as a politically motivated hit job. Florida Rep. Tom Rooney, one of several Republicans leading the intelligence committee probe, has said it's time for the investigation to wind down.

So far, the investigation has resulted in the indictment of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a guilty plea from former national security adviser Mike Flynn. Trump's son invoked attorney-client privilege, telling the House panel that he did not want to reveal the contents of their conversation because it was in presence of their lawyers, according to Schiff.