As of Friday night, the president has yet to respond to the report, one of the most damning yet in the Russia-Trump saga.
The Times cited anonymous former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation Friday who said counterintelligence investigators looked into whether "Trump was knowingly working for Russian Federation or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow's influence".
The Times reported that FBI investigators looked into whether Trump's actions could be considered a threat to national security. Mueller is reportedly also investigating whether the president tried to impede the investigation into any role Russian Federation played in the election.
In a statement reported by NBC News' Geoff Bennett, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted The Times report as "absurd".
The criminal and counterintelligence elements were coupled together into one investigation, former law enforcement officials said in interviews in recent weeks, because if Trump had ousted the head of the FBI to impede or even end the Russian Federation investigation, that was both a possible crime and a national security concern.
Chelsea willing to pay £50m for Wilson The 31-year-old is now on loan at AC Milan , but it's reported they are struggling to pay his £7.22million salary per season. The 28-year-old Wales global will join the Turin giant in the summer, ending his 10-year Gunners career.
HTC teases wireless 'Vive Cosmos' VR headset at CES 2019 Building on the already existing VIVE Pro , HTC is making a minor tweak that could have significant gains for its customers. In fairness, owning a VR headset, there are more than a few sensors and cables that make using it a little bit of a faff.
"Unlike President Obama, who let Russian Federation and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russian Federation", the statement concluded.
"Our collective understanding, the public's understanding of the Trump investigation [and] the Mueller investigation of Trump, has been focused to the past year and a half on the question of criminal obstruction", NYT reporter Michael Schmidt explained to MSNBC's Chris Hayes after the report was published.
Mueller took over the FBI's counter-intelligence investigation after being appointed, The New York Times reported, just days after it was first opened.
Trump and his allies have repeatedly criticized Mueller's investigation, calling it a "witch hunt" and questioning the political motivations of his investigators.
In response to the events, according to the Times, the FBI began investigating whether Trump was a secret Russian agent.
The report casts pressure on the White House, which is already feeling the heat from months of investigations.
The largely peaceful election faced numerous problems as many voting machines that Congo used for the first time malfunctioned. Fayulu, however, is backed by ex-rebel Jean-Pierre Bemba and former governor Moise Katumbi , two of Kabila's fiercest rivals.
China has also banned imports of textiles from the North, while several countries have an embargo on selling them luxury goods. Xi was quoted by Xinhua as saying that China supports the U.S. -China negotiations were extended another day to Wednesday.
She added that her office is talking to two families whose loved ones had been in contact with Kelly. Kelly , who has been back in the headlines following the airing of Lifetime docu-series Surviving R.
The next task Fangio assumed was revamping a Chicago Bears defense that ranked No. 30 after the 2014 season. Despite the experience and accolades, Fangio had hardly been considered as a head coach prior to January.
The oil producers' cartel and its allies, including Russian Federation , promised to cut production by 1.2m barrels per day. International Brent crude futures were at $57.42 per barrel at 0742 GMT, up 9 cents, or 0.2 per cent from their last close.
But according to The Hill , court watchers were able to see the whole filing by copying and pasting the redacted sections. Manafort provided complete and truthful information to the best of his ability", Manafort's lawyers wrote.
To foster new growth drivers, Kwon said LG has been shifting its focus from LCD to OLED to target the growing premium TV market. Nowadays, more and more TV manufacturers are adopting chip technology to improve image quality.
China also restarted purchases of American soybeans last month, providing relief for a crop hit by Chinese retaliatory tariffs. A man checks on his mobile phone near the main entrance gate of the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing , Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.
Now we will see if he can work the same magic with the Bucs that he did for the first three years he coached the Cardinals . He has a reputation for developing quarterbacks like Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck.
Kitchens spent 11 seasons with the Cardinals as running backs, quarterbacks and tight ends coach before joining the Browns. The Cleveland Browns are keeping it internal when it comes to their new head coach .
He also wanted to help ensure Barr , if confirmed by the Senate , had a smooth transition, ABC said, citing sources. He added that Barr would be an "excellent attorney general when he is confirmed ".
Chelsea close in on Higuain deal
They didn't respect our club". "In my opinion we need two players, but then it is up to the club". He said: "I spoke with the club and the club knows very well my opinion.
Huawei employee arrested in Poland on spying allegations
He said no further details would be released about the case because it is classified and the investigation is ongoing. Huawei has been scrutinized for security concerns over its involvement in the development of 5G infrastructures.
Fleeing Saudi woman coming to Canada
Thai police say Rahaf al-Qunun's father is still in Thailand and opposes her application to resettle. Canadian authorities said they could not confirm that Qunun had been granted asylum in Canada.
Flu season has returned
Health officials are urging people to get the flu shot after a 3-year-old girl died of influenza in suburban Chicago. It's also important to consider that the flu vaccine has been shown to be one of the safest vaccines available.
Sentry Tournament of Champions, Round 3
In Xander Schauffele's case Sunday at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, there were actually two moments. The 25-year-old showed no signs of nerves though, hitting his approach to the par-five 18th to 11 feet.
Google Starts Piloting Voice Products for Airlines and Hotels
It can also reply to text messages, search for places along your route, add new destinations, and auto-punctuate your messages. The ability to check into flights is rolling out for domestic United Airlines flights first, just like the hotel booking tool.