Trump went so far as to take the notes from the interpreter who worked with him during a private meeting with Putin at the 2017 Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany.
That comment specifically refers to a question posed to the president by Fox News' Jeanine Pirro in reference to the big Times story on Friday reporting that in the wake of the firing of James Comey in May 2017, and Trump's suspicious behavior surrounding that event, the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into the president himself. But questions remain about his interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Democratic lawmakers, meanwhile, have also warned Mr Trump not to interfere with their hearings after he assailed his former attorney Michael Cohen, who will testify before a congressional committee next month.
National security analyst and conservative commentator, Max Boot, outlined his argument for why Donald Trump may be a Russian asset working on behalf of Putin's government.
"I can't think of anything that would exonerate Trump aside from the difficulty of grasping what once would have seemed unimaginable: that a president of the United States could actually have been compromised by a hostile foreign power", Boot wrote in the Washington Post article.
But speaking from the White House South Lawn on Monday, he said: "I never worked for Russian Federation".
Still, Tapper asked: "If you were in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, you think there might be something worth taking a look at there?"
The New York Times report cited unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.
The Washington Postreported that Trump has taken at least one interpreter's notes after a meeting with Putin and instructed a linguist not to brief anyone else in the administration about what the two leaders had discussed during their closed-door meeting. Journalists have previously called attention to the fact that Putin sent Trump a secret letter in 2013 after the then real estate mogul held a Miss Universe pageant in Moscow.
"This president is unorthodox, let's face it", he said.
No official accounts of their talks have been released, but Trump told Pirro there was nothing to hide about their discussions and could release a transcript.
"I know what the president likes to do", McCarthy said on "Face the Nation".
That was reportedly passed to the current special counsel, Robert Mueller, but it isn't clear whether the counterintelligence question - Was Trump working on behalf of Russian Federation? - remains part of the broader investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
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.
Warner and Johnson spoke on CNN's " State of the Union ", while Coons and Graham appeared on " Fox News Sunday". The Times says it's unclear whether Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence angle.
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McCarthy didn't specify what actions could be taken with King, but said he planned to sit down with the Iowa lawmaker on Monday. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other GOP House leaders have also condemned King's remarks as racist.
Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Ginsburg had surgery December 21 for two malignant nodules in her left lung, the 85-year-old justice's third bout with cancer.
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Manafort was convicted in federal court in Virginia in August of bank fraud and tax evasion connected to his work in Ukraine. Manafort provided "complete and truthful information to the best of his ability", the lawyers wrote in the 10-page filing.
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