Trump vents fury over Russia stories and again threatens national emergency
News | 13.01.2019
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Donald Trump has strongly denied the stunning claim that he was secretly working on behalf of Russia. In a 20-minute live phone interview with Fox News on Saturday night he described the story as an “insult”, and again threatened to declare a national emergency to fund a border wall.
In a front-page story extraordinary even by the tumultuous standards of the Trump era, the New York Times reported that the FBI launched an investigation into whether the US president was acting as a Russian asset, against his own country’s interests.