Trump dodges ques­tion on if he has worked for Rus­sia

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - NATION+WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON >> Pres­i­dent Trump avoided di­rectly an­swer­ing when asked whether he cur­rently is or has ever worked for Rus­sia after a pub­lished re­port said law en­force­ment of­fi­cials, con­cerned about his be­hav­ior after he fired FBI Di­rec­tor James Comey in 2017, had be­gun in­ves­ti­gat­ing that pos­si­bil­ity.

Trump said it was the “most in­sult­ing” ques­tion he’d ever been asked.

The New York Times re­port Fri­day cited un­named for­mer law en­force­ment of­fi­cials and oth­ers fa­mil­iar with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Trump re­sponded to the story Satur­day dur­ing a tele­phone in­ter­view broad­cast on Fox News Chan­nel after host Jea­nine Pirro, a per­sonal friend, asked the Rus­sia ques­tion.

“I think it’s the most in­sult­ing thing I’ve ever been asked,” Trump said. “I think it’s the most in­sult­ing ar­ti­cle I’ve ever had writ­ten, and if you read the ar­ti­cle you’ll see that they found ab­so­lutely noth­ing.”

Trump never an­swered Pirro di­rectly, but went on to as­sert that no pres­i­dent has taken a harder stance against Rus­sia than he has.

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