Transcript for Trump asked witnesses about special counsel talks: Source
Washington now, multiple new developments in Russia, including that president trump is questioning witnesses about their witnesses. Our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas is tracking the latest. Good morning, overnight, news breaking that the president may have been talking to witnesses about their conversations with the special counsel. And we're getting more evidence that Bob Mueller is still pursuing if there were any ties tweet trump associates and ties close to Putin. Sources tell ax news after reince Priebus appeared before the special counsel president trump was curious and wanted to know how the encounter had gone. During that conversation last December, trump asked Priebus if the special counsel had been nice and if he was treated fairly. According to a source familiar with what was said. The question is, should the president be talking to witnesses about their testimony? The president pushed white house counsel don mcgahn to deny the "The New York Times" story. Mcgahn interviewed by the special counsel, never released that statement which would have been false. Lawyers for the president did not respond to ABC news. But sources close to the president tell ABC news the conversations were innocent and took place after the witnesses testified. Meanwhile, ABC news is learning the special counsel's looking into whether this man, George Nader helped facilitate a back channel meeting in the Seychelles island. With Erik prince. Right before trump's inauguration. Nader represented the united Arab Emirates said he was part of it. According to a transcript, prince responded know. Schiff telling ABC news in a statement last night, he wants to bring Nader before the committee to get to the bottom of what happened. George, the white house also responding to that lawsuit filed by stormy Daniels the adult film
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