Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who calls her country the West's "eyes and ears" on Russia's northern border, said Moscow's interference in the 2016 US presidential election has put European democracies on alert for future meddling.
President Donald Trump has once again labelled the ongoing probe into potential coordination between his campaign and Moscow the "single greatest witch hunt" in U.S. political history.
At his news conference Wednesday, President Trump pointedly declined to say whether he would agree to answer questions from special counsel Robert Mueller - but then suggested that such a session wouldn't be warranted in any event.
"Certainly I'll see what happens", Trump told reporters Wednesday in the White House when asked if he is open to meeting Mueller. "No collusion." Therefore, to the president, it "seems unlikely" there will be a need for a Trump-Mueller interview, despite reports his legal team expects just that.
"What we saw with Watergate was the model of a committee where the ranking Republican set the tone by saying the key here is what did the president know and when did he know it? - and followed through with an investigation with integrity", he said.
Mr Trump's words differed from what he said at a news conference in June, shortly after fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey had told Congress that Mr Trump asked him for a pledge of loyalty.
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Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California caused an uproar earlier this week by releasing the transcript of private conversations between congressional investigators and a political researcher who, on behalf of Democrats, hired a former British spy in 2016 to document any ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
"There's no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion", Jarrett agreed. Panel heads Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) continue to cooperate as they interview witnesses. Trump's lawyers have been making a pretense of cooperating with Mueller, but that pretense may have ended Wednesday. "Republicans should finally take control!" Trump has repeatedly slammed the probes as a "Democrat hoax" and a "witch hunt".
Reminded that Trump has publicly doubted the science behind global warming, Solberg said, "We believe that the science is proof". The charge is denied both by Russian Federation and by the United States president. Trump said he would not sign an immigration overhaul bill that excludes funding for his proposed southern border wall.
Feinstein also sits on the Senate intelligence committee, which is conducting its own investigation into the Russian interference and whether Trump's campaign was in any way involved. Was Trump's reluctance to fire Flynn about showing loyalty to a man who was also loyal during the campaign? Following his lead, several GOP-led committees are now investigating whether the dossier formed the basis for the FBI's initial investigations.
"Every single witness we've interviewed has been consistent on what they have testified to", he said.