On this weekend's broadcast of "Fox News Sunday", Sen.
The Washington Post reported Saturday that Trump had gone to "extraordinary lengths" to hide the specifics of his conversations with Putin. The paper reported that Trump took notes from his interpreter and instructed the person not to discuss the details of his conversation with others.
Trump's denials follow a Washington Post report Saturday that "U.S. officials said there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump's face-to-face interactions with the Russian leader at five locations over the past two years".
"I do think it's curious that throughout that whole summer when these investigations started, you have Vladimir Putin policies nearly being parroted by Donald Trump", he said on CNN's State of the Union. And Trump's efforts to keep meetings with Putin under wraps only exacerbate this threat.
"I mean it's so ridiculous", he added, before taking a swipe at Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, who has been in the news lately for an ugly divorce after his sexts with former "Extra" and Fox News host Lauren Sanchez surfaced. "These people make it up", Trump said.
Pirro went on to ask Trump, "are you now or have you ever worked for Russia, Mr. President?"
"Outrageous", former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott called the obsession with secrecy.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement calling the Post story "so outrageously inaccurate it doesn't even warrant a response".
The Washington Post story is the second in 24 hours to highlight Trump's unusual dealings with Russian Federation and its leader.
President Donald Trump avoided directly answering when asked whether he now is or has ever worked for Russian Federation after a published report said law enforcement officials, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017, had begun investigating that possibility.
FBI agents and senior officials began to suspect connections between Trump and Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign but pushed off an investigation partially because they were unsure how to execute such a massive and sensitive operation, sources told the Times.
The Times reported that FBI agents and some top officials became suspicious of Trump's ties to Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign but didn't open an investigation at that time because they weren't sure how to approach such a sensitive probe. Trump frequently says the United States would be better off if it got along better with Russian Federation - and that position, right or wrong, is certainly not criminally suspect.
"I think it's the most insulting thing I have ever been asked", Trump said.
"If you read the article, you'd see that they found absolutely nothing", he said.
The New York Times report on Friday cited unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.
Comey appeared to respond to Trump's tweet, writing on Twitter: "I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made".
Warner said the United States government still does not know what took place in Trump's meetings with Putin, including another in Helsinki last summer where Trump appeared to embrace Putin's claim, rejected by USA intelligence, that his country had nothing to do with an interference effort in the 2016 election.