Trump told reporters that a new report in The New York Times that he directed the White House Counsel to lobby Attorney General Jess Sessions not to rescue himself from the Russian investigation was way off.
According to the New York Times' Michael Schmidt, who sat down with Trump for a half-hour at the president's golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida, Trump said 16 times that there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation during last year's election.
"Everything that I've done was 100 percent proper".
Since President Donald Trump took office, attempts have been made to prove his campaign colluded with the Russian government to skew the election in his favor. "The story, by the way, in The Times was way off, or at least off", Trump said in response to a question.
"Let's just say - I think that Bob Mueller will be fair, and everybody knows that there was no collusion", Trump said. There's been no collusion between us and the Russians.
While he said his side is guilt-free when it comes to the issue of collusion, he noted that former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is not. "But the only collusion is between Hillary and the Russians and the DNC", he said.
The Mueller investigation "makes the country look very bad, and it puts the country in a very bad position", Trump said.
Grassley's and Graham's letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray was attached to a classified memorandum that the senators said addressed apparent communications between Steele and "multiple U.S. news outlets" regarding the dossier.
Two Republican senators urged United States justice officials Friday to open a criminal investigation into the author of the research dossier on President Donald Trump that allegedly detailed links between his campaign and Moscow.
"Even if you thought that this [meeting] was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad ..., and I happen to think it's all of that, you should have called the Federal Bureau of Investigation immediately", Steve Bannon said in the new Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury.