The president weighs in on the Mueller probe, saying the Lisa Page testimony showed no evidence of collusion before the Mueller appointment.
President Trump takes aim at the special counsel’s ongoing investigation after it fails to find any evidence collusion so far.
The president took to Twitter today to say “the illegal Mueller witch hunt continues in search of a crime,” adding that there was never any collusion with Russian operatives except by the Clinton campaign.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said the U.S., Russia, and Saudi Arabia can make-up for the shortage in Iranian oil exports. In a recent interview on Friday Perry said he felt comfortable with the outlook for global crude output, and oil prices. This comes after the Trump administration announced they will slap sanctions on Iran, a nation that has already cut supply to two year lows.
Republican congressman Trey Gowdy calls for the release of all transcripts from the GOP House Committee’s Russia investigation. Gowdy urged the committee to release the documents this week, saying there is “information that would be beneficial for the public to see.” He also said there would be “no national security concerns” should the committee release the transcripts.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham calls for an investigation into allegations of ‘systemic anti-trump bias’ at the Obama-Era DOJ and FBI. The Republican announced plans Thursday, to get in touch with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, to appoint an independent counsel to look into the accusations.
Graham went on to criticize Rosenstein for failing to look into the matter himself, saying the Strzok-Page texts alone “scream for the need of a special counsel.”
UN ambassador Nikki Haley is accusing Russia of altering a report about international sanctions on North Korea. According to the top diplomat Thursday, Russian officials pressured an independent panel to change a report on North Korean sanction violations.
Paul Manafort agrees to plead guilty to avoid a second trial on corruption charges, following a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. Manafort is due to reappear in court Friday for pre-trial proceedings stemming from charges of money laundering for Russia-linked politicians.
A new report is claiming the U.S. may now be the world’s largest oil producer surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Japan’s prime minister is praising the success of President Trump’s North Korean summit, saying he too is ready to sit down with chairman Kim Jong Un.