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.
Sporting the deep blue of the Vive Pro and Eye, the Cosmo looks familiar and foreign from anything HTC has previously released. HTC has designed a pair of wireless controllers for it but details regarding them are also still under wraps at the moment.
"The packages are being examined by attending emergency services", the Australian Federal Police said in a statement. Officials at the U.S. and British consulates in Melbourne separately confirmed suspicious packages had been received.
Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks echoed those thoughts. "I got a lot of respect for him, and so does the entire defense. Even though he's a tough love guy, his players love him, and I think that speaks volumes about his character".
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.
She is pressing ahead with a vote that she looks set to lose, after failing to win over her nominal Northern Irish allies. It comes amid Tory expectations of a Commons defeat for May's withdrawal deal in the vote on Tuesday.
He's only 193 yards shy of replacing Vinny Testaverde (14,820 yards, 1987-92) as the club's all-time passing leader. Winston will carry a cap hit of $20.9 million on the fifth-year option of his rookie deal in 2019.
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.
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.
Browns pass on Colts' Matt Eberflus as new head coach
One name that could return is special teams coordinator Amos Jones, who spent time with Kitchens in Arizona on the Cardinals. Not bad for a guy who had never been an offensive coordinator at any level of football before he took over for Haley.
Military Takes Over Power In Gabon
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.
Eagles’ Jake Elliott speaks on Bears’ Cody Parkey
Dozens of Eagles fans used online payment platform Venmo to "thank" Parkey for his missed kick with small amounts of cash. If you zoom-in on the photo, you can see Hester's index finger slightly touch the ball. "I feel awful .
Can Captain Marvel Time Travel? Samuel L. Jackson Says Yes
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.