Republicans who spent the early months of 2017 working with Democrats on investigations into Russian interference in USA elections have pivoted as the new year begins and midterm elections loom, leaving the conclusions of those congressional probes in doubt. If the National Security Agency is monitoring a Russian spy within Russia and he gets a call from an American, Section 702 permits US intelligence officers to continue listening without asking a judge for a warrant.
But that law has become tangled up in the sprawling political imbroglio over Russia's attack on the 2016 election, and Trump resurrected charges that it might have been used to snoop on him.
While addressing the relationship between the United States and Norway, Trump said: "In November we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets".
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday detailed a list of witnesses and documents Democrats say Republicans have kept them from accessing during the panel's Russian Federation investigation, and blamed the committee's chairman and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for attempting to end the probe before it is complete.
Trump says the "so-called bipartisan" deal "was a big step backwards" because it doesn't fund a wall along the Mexican border.
With Dickey now part of Mueller's office, that could indicate that the probe is looking at cyber-related activities.
He said of Mueller then: "I would be glad to tell him exactly what I told you".
"So we can conceivably go back in", added Mr Trump, who announced his intention to pull out of the 2015 accord on curbing global warming emissions last June. "But when they have no collusion, and nobody's found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview". Panel heads Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) continue to cooperate as they interview witnesses. "Republicans should finally take control!"
Who'd prefer their country to Trump's US? Norwegians would
"I mean, certainly, I'll see what happens", he said.
"It [bipartisanship] has largely been broken", said political analyst Norman Ornstein of the Washington-based American Enterprise Institute. Some media outlets also reported that Trump said in reference to Haitians, "take them out".
The White House initially said Comey was sacked because of the way he handled the bureau's investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct government business.
Lockheed Martin - the primary defense contractor for the fifth-generation F-35 fighter - declined to comment on whether a F-52 aircraft is in development but the company has never publicly mentioned plans for an aircraft by that name.
Trump targeted the price tag before he was commander in chief, saying he would save billions, and Lockheed Martin responded with commitments to lower its costs.
Feinstein also sits on the Senate intelligence committee, which is conducting its own investigation into the Russian interference and whether Trump's campaign was in any way involved. He issued a statement Sunday praising the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., whom he was quoted accusing of treasonous behavior in the book. Neither senator would comment on the meeting's objective.