HARRIET TURNER’S son-inspector of the Clintons, David Turner, on Wednesday said his family was “the biggest threat to democracies in this country.”
Mr. Turner said he saw Mr. Bill Clinton in public in 1996 and 1997, while the former president was in Arkansas.
He said that while he saw the Clintons at the State of the Union Address and at other public events, Mr. Clinton “was always a big, scary presence.”
He also said he believed that the Clintons “have been a major factor in the rise of Donald Trump,” who was then the Republican presidential nominee.
Mr. Trump has denied the allegation that he was a co-conspirator in the Clintons’ schemes.
In a statement Wednesday, Mr: Trump said he did not know of any relationship between him and the Clintons.
“There is no collusion between the Clintons and anyone else,” he said.
“I am a target of a criminal investigation and will be held accountable for any crimes I may have committed.
I am committed to the truth and will not be intimidated by the media.”
In his statement, Mr Trump said his son-to-be, Jared Kushner, had “been the subject of many media stories and I will be calling to clarify any such stories that are false.”
Mr Turner’s statements come after The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Mr. Kushner, now a senior White House adviser, met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign to discuss setting up a secret backchannel between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Mr Turney said he was not aware of any connection between Mr. Trump’s son, Eric, and the Russians, but he did have a conversation with a person from Russia, who had a direct line to Mr. Putin.
Mr Kushner did not respond to a request for comment.
He said he had been the subject in other news reports of a meeting he had with a Moscow-based lawyer during last year’s presidential campaign.
“The Russians did not have any role whatsoever in that meeting.
The president’s son was not involved,” Mr. Turney told The Hill.
“They were very polite, but it was nothing like that.”
In an email to The Associated Press, Mr Kushner said, “I’m not going to talk about what happened with Russia.”
In January, The AP reported that Mr Trump had fired Mr. Comey, who was leading the FBI’s Russia investigation.
Mr Trump has said the firing was related to the Russia probe and the firing of James Comey, the former FBI director, who led the probe into the Trump administration’s alleged ties to Russia.
“I did not fire James Comey.
He was fired because he was incompetent and had become the star witness against me,” Mr Trump told Fox News in an interview that aired Tuesday.”
There was nothing there that warranted it.
He made up the whole thing, the whole Russia thing, because he had nothing to do with it.
That’s all there was.”
Mr Trump also said during the presidential campaign that he would have fired Mr Comey if he had known Mr Comey was “trying to get me fired.”
He said in the interview with Fox News that he did know the FBI director was investigating Mr Trump.
“And I thought, if I were President of the United States, that I’d get rid of Comey,” Mr President said.
Mr Trump’s dismissal of Mr Comey as FBI director last week raised questions about his knowledge of the Russia investigation, which the president has said he will not discuss.
Mr Comey testified before Congress on Tuesday that he had not been fired because of his handling of the investigation.
Mr Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called Mr Comey’s testimony a “disturbing development” in the Russia case.
He also noted that Mr Comey testified that he told Mr Trump in the Oval Office that he could not talk to him directly, but was willing to speak to Mr Comey in private.
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Associated Report.