Trump says FBI probe hurts US

Added On May 19, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has said the appointment of a special counsel to oversee the investigation into his campaign ties with Russia "hurts" the country.
Former FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed to oversee the probe.
Trump spoke to press at joint conference with Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday, denying Russian interference in his election victory. 
"I respect the move but the entire thing has been a witch hunt and there is no collusion between - certainly myself and my campaign, but I can only speak for myself and the Russians. Zero."
Donald Trump, U.S. President
When asked whether he had told former FBI chief James Comey to end investigations into former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, Trump denied.
In contrast with Trump's remarks, Mueller's appointment has received widely bipartisan welcome across Congress since Wednesday evening when the news went public. 
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied U.S. press reports that Trump passed classified information to him at a recent meeting in the White House. 
Lavrov said the information Trump told him was that IS terrorists were capable of embedding untraceable explosives in laptops.