Black pastor calls Donald Trump more 'pro-black' than Barack Obama

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Trump's actions are under scrutiny by Mueller, who is examining whether the president has sought to block the probe into Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential campaign.

Reports of Mueller seeking a sit down with Agalarov come amid negations between President Trump's lawyers and the special counsel's office to narrow down possible interview by prosecutors.

It's Trump's biggest public ultimatum yet to Sessions, who infuriated Trump by recusing himself from any probes involving the 2016 election due to his public support of Trump at the time... and after he came under fire for not revealing meetings he had with the Russian ambassador.

Trump has asked Jeff Sessions, his trusted lieutenant and the US Attorney General, to stop both the probe and Mueller.

In response to Wednesday's White House briefing, Democratic senators, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said, "We implore the administration to take this very real and imminent threat to our elections and our democracy more seriously". She insisted the president's tweets are an "opinion" - but not an order.

Mueller is investigating whether the Trump campaign aided or abetted an attempt by Russian Federation to sway the 2016 presidential election, or tried to cover up the conspiracy.

Trump has repeatedly denied that his campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

Giuliani also told reporters the president's legal team was in the middle of ongoing negotiations with Mueller, as a report in The Washington Post said the special counsel had offered to reduce the number of questions in exchange for a sit-down interview.

Coats comments follow several weeks where Trump's views surrounding election meddling have been repeatedly called into question. But Trump, flustered by the probe, is reportedly pushing his team to keep negotiating under the belief he can clear himself of wrongdoing in an interview.

He said Mueller was "totally conflicted" and called his probe as "a disgrace to USA".

"The Agalarovs were not aware and had and have no reason to believe that the President knew the Trump Tower meeting was happening or that it happened before it was publicly disclosed", Balber said.

Aras Agalarov had told a pal, the music producer Rob Goldstone, that Veselnitskaya had "information that would incriminate" Clinton, and Goldstone wrote in an email to Trump Jr. on June 3, 2016, requesting a meeting. Trump accepted Putin's denials despite the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election, though the president later conceded there was interference.

Norm Eisen, chief White House ethics officer under President Barack Obama warned the "ax could fall on the Mueller investigation at any time".

He has so far lodged dozens of indictments, including those of suspected Russian hackers, and secured guilty pleas from at least three Trump aides charged with conspiracy and lying to investigators.

No. 3 Senate GOP leader John Thune of South Dakota said, "The idea that they should truncate it doesn't make sense to me".

On the other hand, Trump has a right to express his opinion, and he uses Twitter to do so, Giuliani said. Then you'd all battle whether he has the legal right to do that, which I think he does.

"Had Trump directed a recused AG to terminate an investigation into his conduct and the conduct of those around him in private, we would nearly surely deem it a criminal act", says Joyce White Vance, a former federal prosecutor.