US Republican Senator Graham to examine Trump's business deals

Senator Graham makes a point as he questions U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Gorsuch during the third day of Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington

US Republican Senator Graham to examine Trump's business deals

During his briefing Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he welcomed Graham's inquiry and denied that the President has any financial ties to Russian Federation.

But, again, is that more important than finding out the depth of Russia's meddling in our presidential election and the extent of their contacts with Flynn and others within Trump's orbit?

In apparent reaction to ex-CIA director James Clapper's testimony during Monday's Russian Federation hearing, President Donald Trump changed his Twitter profile header to reflect one of Clapper's comments.

The president sent out a series of tweets where he blasted the media and insisted there was no evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation.

Scott said his focus for now is in seeing the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation play out with efficiency and integrity, regardless of what the administration does or does not do.

Adrienne Watson, a spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee, said "Trump's attempt to hide his Russian Federation connections is misleading and pathetic".

"He's fine with that", Spicer said.

"Is it just me who is kind of amazed Donald Trump knows how to change his Twitter profile header pic?" another tweeted remarked.

That is a public report from The New York Times, in fact, of today, which I ask to be entered into the record. I know no banks - because of the recession, the Great Recession - have touched a golf course.

"I don't know of any business associations that give me pause for concern", he said.

Trump, who was sworn in as the US President earlier this year, has been at loggerheads with the country's media houses, often taking digs at them for "failing to report about his good deeds". Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., listens at right.

Clapper also said that Russia's meddling in last year's US presidential elections amounted to a "high-water mark" in its decades-long efforts to interfere in political contests. "But I mean, I think there's - the one issue is I don't think there's any question by any account that there was classified information inappropriately shared on an unclassified system to an unclear person".

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