However, things got quite serious in 2017 when law enforcement officials reportedly became so suspicious of the president's behaviour that they launched an investigation to determine if Trump was, in fact, a Russian agent.
'I was going to fire Comey - there was no good time to do it, ' Trump said.
It said officials considered both the possibility that the president was knowingly assisting Moscow and that he had unknowingly come under its influence.
There is a debate over whether there would be interference into the inquiry, especially as the president's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, has criticized "overzealous prosecutors" conducting the investigation.
Agents and senior FBI officials had grown suspicious of Trump's ties to Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign but held off on opening an investigation into him, the people said, in part because they were uncertain how to proceed with an inquiry of such sensitivity and magnitude.
CNN reported that counterintelligence agents were investigating why Trump was acting in ways that seemed to benefit Russian Federation.
Such hints were made on twoinstances - one, in the early draft of Comey's firing letter in which Trump thanked Comey for saying that he was not a target of the Russian Federation probe and another when Trump told NBC that Comey was sacked due to the Russian Federation investigation.
The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, called the Times' report "absurd" and said Comey was sacked for being "a disgraced partisan hack".
"Unlike President Obama, who let Russia and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russia", Sanders said.
The criminal and counterintelligence elements were coupled together into one investigation, former law enforcement officials said in interviews in recent weeks, because if Trump had ousted the head of the FBI to impede or even end the Russian Federation investigation, that was both a possible crime and a national security concern.
According to Bronstein, the next billion devices will come in emerging markets, more specifically on feature phones. As of Tuesday, the Google Assistant started rolling out in Google Maps for Android and iOS to help users navigate.
Burton's Clough believes stopping Guardiola's City , particularly when they travel to the Etihad on Wednesday, is a tough task. In this incredible schedule, we have a little bit of a break in that week to prepare for the other competitions".
The universe needs saving and it's time for Captain Marvel to enter the fray, which is the MCU's first female-led superhero movie. If you just want to watch the new bits , it's mainly focused on the first 30 seconds and the last back and forth with Fury.
Overall, there have been 1,988 lab confirmed cases since the beginning of September, as of the week ending January 5. Flu shots can be given out at the Mason County Health Department, at many local pharmacies and at doctors' offices.
The Dolphins have interviewed Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. Gase was hired despite going 23-25 over three seasons in Miami , leading to his firing.
Bongo was narrowly re-elected in 2016 following a presidential poll marred by deadly violence and allegations of fraud . Gabon - one of Africa's top oil producers - has been ruled by the Bongo family for more than 50 years.
Patrick McCaw to sign with Raptors, report says
McCaw played just three games in Cleveland after signing a nonguaranteed two-year, $6 million deal with the Cavaliers. McCaw plans to sign a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum of $786,000, according to The Athletic .
Chelsea FC urged to sign 26-year-old striker
Additionally, a £32 million price tag has Chelsea hesitant as well, although they have now inched closer to signing Higuain . The Spanish striker has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League and appears to have lost the confidence of Sarri.
Jimmy Kimmel plans on putting federal employees to work
Journalists, public figures, and more have taken to Twitter to call for real-time fact checking, as well as other precautions. Fox News Channel with 8.044 million viewers and CBS with 8.043 million were in a virtual dead heat as the top destination.