Throughout a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump repeated multiple times his claim that there was no collusion between himself and Russian Federation during the campaign.
The report is the latest revelation in the slow-motion auto crash unfurling at the White House, after Donald Trump reportedly shared highly classified information with Russian officials and allegedly pressured former FBI director James Comey to drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's ties with Russia. A day later, the Times reported that Trump's transition team knew Flynn was under federal investigation before appointing him National Security Adviser.
The allegation was made by Comey himself in a memo he wrote after a meeting in February.
Miller's suggestion carries weight not just because of his extensive background at DOJ and in government, but also because he predicted that Comey left a paper trail of his interactions with Trump.
Trump continued to assert that there was "no collusion", between his campaign and Russian Federation.
Trump blasted that decision, echoing his Thursday morning tweets and comments he made over lunch with network news anchors that the Russian Federation investigation is a "witch hunt" that "divides the country".
Turkey demands US fire envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds
Ayten Necmi , 49, was charged with aggravated assault and Jalal Kheirabaoi , 42, was charged with assaulting a police officer. Still, the State Department said it was expressing "concern" to Turkey over the incident "in the strongest possible terms".
It seemed like he was running scared, but in his press conference, he backtracked from his previous comments and said he was "fine with whatever people want to do", in regards to the special counsel investigation.
"The drug epidemic is poisoning too many American lives, and we're going to stop it", Mr. Trump said.
Republican Rep. Justin Amash told The Hill that if the Comey memo - which claimed Trump asked the FBI director to let the Flynn investigation go - was true, it would warrant impeachment proceedings.
But during the news conference, Trump contradicted both his own account and that of Rosenstein. "We're going to have a director that's going to be outstanding". "Zero", Trump said, adding, "My total priority, believe me, is the United States of America".
"There was no collusion", he said.
"Even my enemies have said there is no collusion", he continued.
Russian Federation calls US-led strike on Assad regime 'unlawful'
A US defence official said the convoy had not responded to numerous warnings that it was "getting too close to coalition forces". The convoy was hit on Thursday as it neared a group of US-backed rebels and a Western special forces unit in Tanf.
On Wednesday, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to preside over the investigation, which will certainly include Flynn.
Matthew Miller, who served as the DOJ's Director of the Office of Public Affairs under former Attorney General Eric Holder, suggested that Comey may have been building an obstruction of justice case against the president, in an interview with the Washington Post.
The president's frustration has been building since he abruptly fired Comey.
But a report in the New York Times this week that Trump allegedly asked Comey to end the investigation undercut the president's rationale and has led to accusations from some in Congress that Trump was attempting to obstruct justice.
The White House says an investigation will prove there was no collusion.
"No! No!" Trump said tersely. Now, he's calling the appointment of a special counsel a "witch hunt" that will divide the country.
World Court Orders Pakistan Temporarily Not To Execute Alleged Indian Spy
Pakistan was also accused of denying Jadhav a fair trial in violation of worldwide human rights laws. New Delhi says that he was kidnapped from Iran, where he ran a business.
Trump said the issue is dividing the country and he wanted to get to work running the country. "Everybody thinks so. And again, we have to get back to working our country properly so that we can take care of the problems that we have".