Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's reported subterfuge in concealing details of his private conversation with Russia's Vladimir Putin, saying the decision is wholly "up to him".
"The idea that's contained in The New York Times story that President Trump was a threat to American national security is silly on its face and not worthy of a response", Pompeo told CBS's "Face the Nation" in an interview that aired Sunday. Trump took possession of his interpreter's notes after a 2017 meeting in Hamburg and instructed the linguist not to discuss the matter with other administration officials, the Post said, citing current and former USA officials.
The interview went on for more than 20 minutes and took place during Fox News host Jeanine Pirro's 9 p.m. ET slot. "It was a great conversation".
When asked whether the Senate should subpoena a translator so they can see what Trump and Putin have discussed behind closed doors, Cruz said he would like to learn "a little more" but that it would be premature to take that action. But Trump waved off their queries, leaving the officials to rely exclusively on a brief readout that Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state at the time, had provided to the news media, according to the former official.
Cruz, who sits on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, said he will consider any evidence provided but isn't going to base his decisions on "unsubstantiated media reports".
"I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked", he said. "We need to investigate, because we don't know whether, you know, the worst-case scenario is possibly true or the President is totally innocent and we need to get this thing over with - and so he can move forward with his agenda".
Trump has been trying to play up his presence at the White House during the standoff as a sign that it's Democrats who won't negotiate a deal. I don't with care.
On Sunday, congressional Democrats said the steps Trump took to keep his conversations secret brought forth uncomfortable questions about the relations between the two men and why the US president echoed some of Putin's positions.
"If you compare objectively President Trump's policies in Russian Federation... to President Obama's policies in Russian Federation".
In a phone interview Saturday night, the President was asked if he ever worked for Russian Federation after the Times reported the Federal Bureau of Investigation started the probe following the firing of James Comey.
"I want to find out a little bit more about what happened there", said Senator Ted Cruz, on NBC's "Meet the Press".
On Sunday, Cruz argued that Americans outside Washington D.C. aren't "concerned" about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential Trump collusion with Russian Federation.
Trump has repeatedly criticized the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt" and views it as an attempt to besmirch the legitimacy of his presidency.
Mnuchin said the firms would face consequences including the reimposition of sanctions if they failed to comply with the terms. "Anybody could have listened to that meeting, that meeting is up for grabs". "I have President Putin, he just said, it's not Russian Federation".