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18 May 2017 9:19 PM Trump Says There Was ‘No Collusion’ With the Russians

Mr. Trump, speaking in the East Room of the White House, said he respected the appointment of a special counsel to investigate ties with Russia. “The entire thing has been a witch hunt,” Mr. Trump said. “There’s no collusion between, certainly, myself and my campaign — but I can only speak for myself — and the Russians — zero.” The president said the questions 31

16 May 2017 6:59 AM Bach, not burkas? German minister triggers debate with list defining national culture

What does it mean to be German? A minister close to Chancellor Angela Merkel has kicked off a divisive election-year debate about cultural identity - earning him praise, ridicule and charges of immigrant-bashing. Some say it’s high time to define shared values as Germany seeks to integrate more than a million mostly Muslim asylum seekers who arrived 28

16 May 2017 6:00 AM Eyewitness News — Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister about a planned Islamic State operation, two US officials said on Monday, plunging the White House into another controversy just months into Trump's short tenure in office. The intelligence, shared at a meeting last week with Russian Foreign Minister 32

13 May 2017 6:24 AM Comey crisis could bedevil Trump on health care, tax reform

Washington - US Republicans struggling to pass a health care overhaul and tax reform this year have seen their path narrow, as Congress reels from fallout over President Donald Trump's firing of his FBI director. The shock dismissal of James Comey -- and the White House's bungling of the aftermath -- has triggered distress on Capitol Hill, with Democrats 42

12 May 2017 6:38 PM Eyewitness News — Trump warns ousted FBI chief against talking to media, threatens 'tapes'

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump warned ousted FBI Director James Comey on Friday not to talk to the media, a highly unusual move that prompted fresh charges the president is trying to silence the man who led an investigation into possible collusion between Trump's election campaign and Russia. On Twitter, Trump appeared to suggest that if Comey gave his version 34

12 May 2017 12:31 PM Trump asked FBI director three times if he was target of investigations

Washington - Donald Trump said on Thursday he asked his now-fired FBI director on three occasions whether he was the target of ongoing investigations, stoking allegations of presidential interference. The US president also acknowledged that Russia was on his mind when he made the decision to sack James Comey, who had been heading a probe into suspected 34

12 May 2017 2:59 AM Eyewitness News — Trump attacks on fired FBI chief meet resistance; Russia probe proceeds

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday ran into resistance for calling ousted FBI chief James Comey a “showboat,” an attack that was swiftly contradicted by top US senators and the acting FBI leader, who pledged that an investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia would proceed with vigour. In his first interview since firing Comey 31

11 May 2017 6:58 PM Trump: I was going to fire Comey even without recommendation

Washington – US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would have fired FBI Director James Comey even without the recommendation from his top political appointees at the Justice Department, contradicting earlier White House accounts. He insisted anew that Comey had told him directly three separate times that he personally was not under investigation 27

11 May 2017 3:03 AM Eyewitness News — Comey pushed for more resources for Russia probe before being fired

WASHINGTON – FBI Director James Comey, days before President Donald Trump fired him, told lawmakers he sought more resources for his agency’s probe into possible collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia to sway the 2016 US election, a congressional source said on Wednesday. With the Republican president facing a storm of criticism from many Democratic 42

10 May 2017 6:06 PM Trump turns on critics over FBI chief firing

Washington - President Donald Trump lashed out against his critics in a fresh Twitter attack on Wednesday after his unprecedented firing of FBI chief James Comey. Democrats have pounced on the president amid a massive backlash over his sudden decision to fire Comey, just as the spy agency was investigating whether Trump's campaign aides colluded with Russia 33