FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said the special counsel indicated its investigation into the president could be concluded by September. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

The Latest: Trump meets with Rosenstein, Wray

May 21, 2018 - 1:21 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local):

2 p.m.

President Donald Trump is meeting with the deputy attorney general and FBI director, a day after promising to "demand" that the Justice Department investigate whether his presidential campaign was "infiltrated or surveilled" for political purposes.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders confirms that Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the Russia probe, and FBI director Christopher Wray will meet with the president Monday afternoon.

Sanders said the meeting was scheduled last week and is focused "on response to congressional requests." Congressional Republicans have been seeking documents relating to a confidential informant who helped investigate potential Russian collusion by the Trump campaign, but the Justice Department has opposed the move citing the sensitivity of the matter.

Rosenstein directed the department's inspector general to investigate Trump's claims of surveillance Sunday.


12:15 a.m.

President Donald Trump is intensifying his pressure on the Justice Department by demanding it open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign.

Trump made the demand Sunday amid days of public venting about the special counsel's Russia investigation, which he has deemed a "witch hunt" that he says has yielded no evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russia.

Just hours later, his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said the special counsel has indicated the investigation into the president could be concluded by September if Trump were to sit for an interview in July.

Giuliani told The Associated Press the aim was to wrap up the investigation ahead of the national midterm elections in October.

The office of special counsel Robert Mueller did not respond to a request for comment.

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