Donald Trump defiant as new Russia ties emerge

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(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

WASHINGTON (AFP) – An avalanche of new revelations about ties between Donald Trump’s aides and Russia forced the White House back on the offensive on Friday (March 3), overshadowing a presidential weekend trip to Florida and his well-received major speech.

Before heading to his Mar-a-Lago resort for the fourth time in five weeks, Trump accused his political foes of conducting “a total witch hunt” into links with Moscow, which he denies.

The angry accusation came as Attorney-General Jeff Sessions – a close Trump confidant and the US government’s top law enforcement official – was forced to recuse himself from any Russia-related inquiries.

After Sessions told senators under oath that “I didn’t have – did not have communications with the Russians,” journalists uncovered he had actually met the Russian ambassador twice in the months before taking office.

The meetings have raised red flags for Democrats, who have called…

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