Cruz: People outside DC are not concerned with Russian Federation investigation

Lester Mason
January 14, 2019

President Donald Trump avoided directly answering when asked whether he now is or has ever worked for Russian Federation after a published report said law enforcement officials, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017, had begun investigating that possibility.

Mr. Trump himself had said there was a connection during an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt in May 2017. Then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attended Mr. Trump's first official meeting with Putin, but the two presidents also spoke for up to an hour at dinner, a conversation the White House did not acknowledge for almost two weeks.

On Sunday, Cruz told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the media's focus on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's campaign to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election is just another example of the disconnect between most of the nation and its capital.

Although Trump has been unusually pro-Russia in his rhetoric, his policies toward Russian Federation have not differed significantly from other administrations, a fact that President Barack Obama's former ambassador to Russian Federation remarked upon during an interview with Salon in June.

He said: "I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked".

According to the Post, on at least one occasion Trump confiscated notes from the interpreter present at meetings between the two leaders and instructed them not to discuss the details of the conversations with other administration officials.

Though the Baker interview was conducted behind closed doors, in an unclassified setting, as part of a joint Republican-led House committee investigation into FBI and DOJ actions during the 2016 campaign, multiple congressional sources said it has been with the Justice Department and FBI for review before a public release. Pirro asked on Saturday. "I couldn't care less". "I mean, I had a conversation like every president does". Presidents obviously have the right to change American foreign policy, and to forge friendships with countries that had been previously hostile. "I do it with all countries".


Needless to say, this is all very unusual behavior for a United States president, and Trump has not attempted to hide his interactions with other world leaders. "That meeting is up for grabs".

No evidence has publicly emerged that Trump was secretly in contact with or took direction from Russian officials, the Times said.

Not even classified detailed records exist to document Trump and Putin's conversations.

What did the Washington Post report? Mr. Trump said he believed the Russian president, contradicting the conclusions of the USA intelligence community.

"In fact, when I was sacked as director, I still didn't know whether there was anything to it", Comey said in testimony, according to the transcript.

"This is about the most serious counterintelligence people we have in the USA government saying, 'Oh, my God, the president's words and actions lead us to conclude that somehow he has become a witting, unwitting, or half-witting pawn, certainly in some regards, to Vladimir Putin, '" Bernstein explained during his appearance on Reliable Sources. "I will say this, I don't see any reason why it would be".

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