Washington congressman urges probe on Michael Flynn and Russia's influence on US

Sen. Dan Sullivan said this week that he has concerns about a pre-inauguration phone call between President Donald Trump's national security adviser, whom Trump fired Monday, and a Russian official, during which USA sanctions against Russia were discussed.

In briefing Pence for a round of TV appearances last month, Flynn denied he discussed the USA sanctions imposed on Russian Federation in December with Kislyak, White House officials have said.

Trump kicked off a series of tweets early Wednesday attacking MSNBC and CNN for their coverage of Michael Flynn's resignation as Trump's national security adviser.

It was a busy day for Trump news.

"I think these different committees, led by very respected members of the Senate, bipartisan, are undertaking pretty broad investigations and I support all of them", he said.

"I would have directed him if he wasn't doing it", Trump added.

The national security adviser was asked by the president to resign this week over withholding the content of his conversations with the Russian ambassador from Vice President Mike Pence.

The first gripe came three minutes into President Donald Trump's first solo news conference on Thursday, when he accused reporters of ignoring a poll showing him with a 55 per cent approval rating - a figure at odds with most other surveys. It gained life only when it was appended to a secret intelligence briefing note that was quickly leaked to CNN.

Mr Trump also condemned the Obama administration, saying: "To be honest, I inherited a mess".

King said it's wrong to "publicly indict someone when we don't have any real facts, we just have illegally leaked facts- if they are facts at all-into the news media that's now got this story and filling in the blanks".

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Trump waved away questions about a New York Times report that members of his campaign team had frequent contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials a year ago.

Asked whether he or anyone on his staff had engaged in contacts with Russian Federation prior to the election, Trump proclaimed: "No, nobody that I know of".

"Well I had nothing to do with it", Trump said when pressed on whether his campaign aides had conversations with Russian intelligence.

"I called, as you know, Mexico".

"You would do much better by being different", he says.

"Mike Flynn is a fine person, and I asked for his resignation", Trump told reporters. Trump said, who said the problem was Flynn's having misled Pence.

Trump said, "That's a shame, because if we could get along with Russian Federation it would be a positive thing".

"We got to a point - not based on a legal issue but based on a trust issue - with a level of trust between the President and General Flynn had eroded to the point where he felt he had to make a change". "That's not great. I would love to be able to get along with Russian Federation".

Tama believed "there will be continuing tensions there, whether people who are more political professionals are able to establish more regular process in running the government".

"I was given that information", Mr Trump replied.


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