Trump says all is 'very calm' at White House

Mueller has increasingly dug into Trump's money laundering and fraud

The President continued: "I (we) are doing things that nobody thought possible, despite the never ending and corrupt Russia Investigation, which takes tremendous time and focus".

In his tweets proclaiming a calm and calculated White House, Trump also criticized Mueller again over a raid on the home and office of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Cohen has steadfastly denied wrongdoing in his $130,000 payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels and has publicly defended Trump, but he has confided in associates that he is fearful of being a fall guy, according to a person familiar with his thinking but not authorized to speak publicly about private discussions.

He was incensed this week by the FBI's raid of his personal attorney's office and hotel room.

President Donald Trump was "encouraged" by Chinese President Xi Jinping's promise to open up the country's economy further and lower import tariffs on USA products, but "we want to see actions from China", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday.

That message followed another provocative tweet, in which Trump laced into Russian Federation for supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose government is accused of launching an apparent chemical attack Saturday on its own people.

President Donald Trump says former FBI Director James Comey is an "untruthful slime ball" who should be prosecuted for leaking classified information. "A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!" the president blasted on Twitter amid news that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents had seized documents pertaining to his dealings with Cohen.

Early Wednesday, Trump tweeted: "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired in Syria".

"I don't have any announcements at this time".

Trump's tweets come following a slew of updates to Mueller's case.

Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said he sees no legal justification for a US strike in Syria, absent explicit authorization by Congress.

Another option that would allow Trump to contain Mueller would be dismissing deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, a move he is also considering, CNN reported, citing multiple sources close to discussions.

Trump and aides are also bracing for next week's book tour by former FBI Director James Comey, whose dismissal by Trump a year ago is part of the obstruction of justice investigation by Mueller.

A statement released later said the United States is continuing to assess intelligence and is engaged in conversations with its partners and allies.

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Peru in Trump's stead for the Summit.



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