Meanwhile, the New York Times claimed over the weekend that the FBI began a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was acting as a Russian agent after the President fired FBI Director James Comey.
President Donald Trump avoided directly answering when asked whether he now is or has ever worked for Russian Federation after a published report said law enforcement officials, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017, had begun investigating that possibility.
"I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked", he said. "I think it's the most insulting article I've ever had written, and if you read the article you see that they found absolutely nothing".
He said that he fired Comey because he was "a awful liar, and he did a bad job as the FBI director" and called the former director's handling of the Clinton email probe "one of the biggest screw-ups that anybody's ever seen as an investigation".
In the inquiry, counterintelligence investigators sought to evaluate whether Trump was a potential threat to national security.
Mr. Trump himself had said there was a connection during an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt in May 2017.
Trump has been trying to play up his presence at the White House during the standoff as a sign that it's Democrats who won't negotiate a deal.
Winter Storm WARNING expanded, in effect until 9 p.m.
Forecasters expect several inches of snow elsewhere in New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania before the storm ends. Midway International Airport saw 3.7 inches, while downstate Pontiac received Illinois' highest total at 9.3.
Smriti Irani Praises Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'
He added, "It feels really great when Army men appreciate your film because we have made this film to pay tribute for their work". Uri has been released along with Anupam Kher starrer The Accidental Prime Minister which will disperse their audience.
1 dead, 4 in critical condition at mass overdose in California house
Police officers in Chico County carry Naloxone, a medicine used to reverse overdoses, which they gave to the surviving victims. One person has died and four are in critical condition after a mass drug overdose at a house in Chico, Calif.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's reported subterfuge in concealing details of his private conversation with Russia's Vladimir Putin, saying the decision is wholly "up to him". The big move: He reportedly took the notes of his interpreter after meeting with Putin in Helsinki and ordered the linguist not to tell other White House officials what transpired.
Engel told NPR that issuing a subpoena for an interpreter would be the last resort to find out details of Trump's discussions with Putin. Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was present at this particular meeting, though he has not elaborated beyond a brief readout.
On Thursday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insisted that the Trump administration would keep tight control on companies linked to Deripaska, despite the decision to ease restrictions.
Trump has repeatedly criticized the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt" and views it as an attempt to besmirch the legitimacy of his presidency. Pirro asked on Saturday. "I couldn't care less".
"I know what the president likes to do".
"If you compare objectively President Trump's policies in Russian Federation... to President Obama's policies in Russian Federation". "I do it with all countries". "That meeting is open for grabs". He also accused the Post of fabricating the report.
"The Foreign Affairs Committee will seek to get to the bottom of it".
He said that the report only suggests that after Comey was sacked in May of 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department "very rashly" thought they found a crime of obstruction against Trump. Many of the President's talking points were rehearsed: "A lot of the people that aren't getting their checks are letting us know, 'We don't care, you've got to solve the crisis at the border, '" he said of the 800,000 federal workers now furloughed due to the partial government.