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Trump says he never worked for Russia after an explosive report from the FBI probe

The New York Times, which cited sources, reported on Friday that after Trump fired the FBI director James Comey in 2017, law enforcement officials launched a "whether he had worked for Russia's US interests" investigation.

probe was reported as a result of anxiety that Trump fired Comey in May 2017 to stop the FBI's ongoing Russian involvement investigation in the 2016 presidential election.

One day after The Times report, Trump had a Fox News host telephone interview Jeanine Pirro, a friend of his, on her television show.

During that interview, Trump avoided responding to Pirro when she asked if he is currently working for Russia or ever done so.

"I think it's the most insulting one I've ever been asked," Trump said.

"I think it's the most insulting article I've ever written, and if you read the article you see that they found nothing at all."

On Sunday, The Washington Post reported that Trump, in an effort to hide details of his conversations with Putin, at least once possessed the notes of his own interpreter. He also claimed that she would not talk about what had been discussed with other Trump management officials.

The post, referring to US officials, said there is no detailed record, classified or otherwise, of Trump's "face-to-face interactions with the Russian leader in five places over the past two years."

On Monday, Trump said in that report, "It's very fake news."

"It was a very good meeting," Trump said, referring to his talk with Putin. "I have these meetings, one-on-one, with all leaders, including China's President and Japan's Prime Minister."

President's comments come as special councilor Robert Mueller is expected to soon submit a report on his ongoing investigation of Russia's involvement in the election, whether the members of the Trump campaign collaborated with Russia and whether Trump prevented justice.

The question of whether Trump prevented justice is seen by many to be related to the President's justification for shooting Comey.

Trump's lawyers have said he had every right to terminate the FBI director.

Trump told NBC News in 201

7 that he partially dismissed Comey because he realized: "This Russia's case with Trump and Russia is a complete story."

Trump on Monday said he had made the United States "a good service" by shooting Comey.

Comey has said that three months before he finished, Trump asked him to close an FBI probe in Trump's first security advisor Michael Flynn.

The retired Army Lieutenant General, who was fired by Trump after less than a month in service, later prosecuted to lie to the FBI about the nature of his discussions with the Russian Ambassador to the United States on the heels of the 2016 election.

"He was a bad cop and he was a dirty police officer and he lied, he really lied," Trump told Comey on Monday.

On Saturday, Trump drummed: "Wow, just taught me in the failure of the New York Times that the corrupt former FBI leaders, almost all kicked or were forced to leave the Agency for some very bad reasons, opened a survey on me, for no reason and without proof, after I fired Lyin James Comey, a total sleaze! "

He continued the tirade on Twitter as the day continued.

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