Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

No politician in history 'has been treated worse'

Mr Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation.

"The people understand what I'm doing - that's the most important thing".

"I look forward to this matter concluding quickly".

Mr Mueller, whose appointment was announced by the Justice Department, will look into alleged interference by Moscow in last year's USA election and any ties to the Trump campaign.

"My decision (to appoint a special counsel) is not the finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination", Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a statement. "I think we are in the position now where it's time for an independent commission or a special prosecutor or whatever". They wanted someone who wasn't a Trump loyalist, and certainly a former FBI Director such as Robert Mueller will be regarded widely as fitting that bill. "We are doing a lot of that".

The commencement speech marked Trump's first public comments after a bombshell report Tuesday evening that the president had asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. That's according to a memo Comey wrote about the encounter, first reported by The New York Times and later confirmed to NPR by two sources close to Comey. He was reminded that despite the alarming headlines, the scolding from editorial boards and fellow Republicans, the calls for impeachment, the falling poll numbers and the bitter finger-pointing within his White House, there were still supporters out there who agreed that he is really the victim here - that everything has been more hard for him, that he is right to keep defending himself and fighting.

"No politician in history ... has been treated worse or more unfairly".

And Wednesday morning, Trump flew to New London, Connecticut, to address the graduating cadets.

US Senate Intelligence committee wants more information from Comey
It's hard not to presume that Comey has notes about this meeting, too. 13News Now spoke with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Comey said he replied that "I agree he is a good guy" but said nothing to Trump about limiting the investigation.

Mr Trump added: "Never, ever, ever give up - things will work out just fine".

"Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media", Trump said during the commencement ceremony at the CT institution, according to The Hill.

In a commencement ceremony at the Coast Guard Academy, Trump said "no politician in history ... has been treated worse or more unfairly". "Ÿou can't let them get you down". They will not always be treated fairly, he said, and things will happen to them that "you do not deserve".

The president went on to say that he won the 2016 presidential election in part because of his outlook and determination and said that he has accomplished a "tremendous amount" since he was first sworn into office in January.

Telling the Coast Guard cadets that "adversity makes you stronger", he appeared undeterred after a hard week for the Trump White House. "Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever comes easy-the more righteous your fight, the more opposition you'll face".

Mr Putin told a news conference that he would be willing to turn over notes of Mr Trump's meeting with the Russian diplomats if the White House agreed.

Trump met last week with Russian officials just one day after he fired Comey, and on Monday, The Washington Post and other news organizations reported that the president had revealed "highly classified information" to them reportedly from Israel, a key US ally.

Asked what he thinks of the Trump presidency, Mr Putin said it is up to the American people to judge and his performance can be rated "only when he's allowed to work at full capacity", implying that someone is hampering Mr Trump's efforts.

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