President Trump, "There was no collusion, Matt Whitaker is right".

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The Times reported that FBI investigators looked into whether Trump's actions could be considered a threat to national security. Was he working ... wittingly or unwittingly working on their behalf?

The inquiry forced counterintelligence investigators to evaluate if Mr Trump was deliberately working for Russian Federation or if he had unintentionally been influenced by Moscow, according to the report.

The newspaper, citing unnamed former law enforcement officials and others, reported January 11 that the counterintelligence investigation was initially separate from an ongoing criminal investigation.

The special counsel's team is investigating whether Russian Federation and the Trump campaign colluded during the 2016 presidential election and any obstruction of justice claims.

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Read the entire New York Times report here.

The officials told the newspaper that after Comey was sacked in May 2107, they become concerned when Trump tied the firing of Comey to the Russian Federation investigation. She also disputed that Trump had ever been soft on Russian Federation.

The justification went beyond Trump's firing of Comey, according to the sources, and included the President's conversation with Comey in the Oval Office asking him to drop the investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

In the interview Sunday, President Trump was asked whether it was his final position that he would not do a sit-down interview and would not give written responses to questions relating to obstruction of justice.

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And he added: "So I say to Theresa May: if you are so confident in your deal, call that election, and let the people decide". Earlier Grieve said the change was sensible given the time pressures.

But Trump's activities prior to and in the aftermath of Comey's firing in May 2017 - in particular his linking of the firing to the Russian Federation investigation - helped spur the investigation's counterintelligence aspect, the Times reported.

An American presidential campaign chairman handing over of internal polling data to a corporate associate of a foreign power is unusual, at best. The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, appointed Mueller soon after Comey's firing in May 2017 to lead the investigation.

The Times said it was not clear if the counterintelligence part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry was still being pursued.

However, the President's supporters have said that he was indicating that he knew the timing of the firing might look bad, but chose to move forward with it anyhow because there was nothing behind the Russian collusion allegations.

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"I have no concerns about Cohen at all because I can prove with very little effort that he is a total, complete and absolute liar", Giuliani said.

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