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Trump calls reports on Putin meet, FBI probe 'nonsense'

ANI  |  Washington DC [USA] 

US has rebuffed on his meeting with his Russian counterpart and an investigation by the FBI into his behaviour after he fired the agency's James Comey, dubbing them as "all nonsense".

He made the comments during a telephonic interview with host on Saturday evening (local time), reported.

On Saturday, reported that the US had gone to "extraordinary lengths" to conceal the specifics of his conversations with Putin in in July last year.

As per the report, Trump had impounded the notes on one occasion from the present at the meetings between the two presidents and directed them to not divulge the details of the talks with other administration officials.

There was "no detailed record, even in classified files" of Trump's one-on-one meetings with the Russian President, to

Trump said that he had a "great conversation" with Putin, while Sarah Sanders, dismissed the report as "inaccurate".

(NYT) on Friday reported that an FBI probe was launched whether Trump was working for on behalf of against American interests, following Comey's dismissal in May 2017. The then FBI was leading an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016

In response, Trump on Saturday blasted the NYT report, calling it "a total sleaze".

"Wow, just learned in the that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin' James Comey, a total sleaze!" he wrote on the

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 07:40 IST
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