AG Sessions denies colluding with Russian Federation to aid Trump

Trump abruptly fired Comey, ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s election meddling.The Washington Post on Wednesday reported that Mueller is investigating the Republican president for possible obstruction of justice.President Donald Trump over potential obstruction of justice, The Washington Post reports.Special counsel Robert Mueller and several congressional panels are investigating the Russian Federation issue, which has cast a shadow over the early months of Trump’s presidency.”As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know – there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity”, he said in a statement released by the White House.”We had a constructive meeting with the special counsel today and we look forward to future engagements”, Mr. Burr and Mr. Warner said in a joint statement Wednesday.Barely a month after Mr Trump dismissed Mr Comey, there are rumours that he may seek to sack Mr Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed following the FBI chief’s ouster to head the agency’s Russian Federation investigation. “I hope you can let this go”.According to the Post, it did after Trump fired Comey. The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee gave Sessions a chance to defend himself, but offered little new insight.The investigation is being carried out by the special counsel examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election..The Post reported that Mueller and his team are interviewing senior intelligence officials about Trump’s role. Ron Wyden mentioned that Sessions “stepp [ed] aside from the Russian Federation investigation” while continuing to engage in it, wondering whether this behavior might violate Sessions’ recusal.”Further I have no knowledge of any such conversations with anyone connected to the Trump campaign”, Sessions added.On March 22, less than a week after being confirmed by the Senate, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats attended a briefing at the White House together with officials from several government agencies.Trump took to his Twitter account Thursday morning to denounce the report.Comey also testified that he believed Donald Trump was urging him to end the Russia Probe.It was unclear if Trump was referencing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Yet on Tuesday, Sessions said he’d joined Rosenstein in scrutinizing the Clinton investigation then citing it as the basis for Comey’s firing.Putin echoed Trump’s criticism of Comey, saying it was “very strange” a former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief leaked details of his conversations with the USA president to the media through a friend.Sessions responded, “What was said that would suggest I participated in the continuing communications with Russians as a surrogate is absolutely false”.Grassley announced the investigation in a letter to California Sen. Comey’s decision to announce previous year that Mrs. Clinton would not be prosecuted over her emails was a “usurpation” of the Justice Department’s authority, Sessions said.