President Donald Trump has responded with a direct “no, no” to a question about whether he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shelf an investigation into his former national security adviser.
Trump also was questioned Thursday over revelations that he had shared secrets with the Russians. He denied this as well.
Trump was speaking Tuesday in a joint press conference with Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos.
President Donald Trump said that the appointment of a special counsel for the ongoing investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia “divides the country.”
Trump is reacting to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation after he fired FBI Director James Comey.
Trump said Thursday that he respects “the entire thing” but said that he personally has no ties to Russia.
He reiterated his earlier comments that the investigation is a “witch hunt.”
Trump says, “we want to bring this country of ours together.”