In a rare public statement, the special counsel's office says certain aspects of Buzzfeed's article on Michael Cohen "are not accurate."
The move—on Day 28 of the closure—is Trump's first major overture since Jan. 8.
In the wake of BuzzFeed's explosive findings, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff pledges to conduct a thorough investigation.
The speaker had planned to travel to Afghanistan and Brussels to thank service members.
A prison stint is possible if it is proved that the president directed illegal hush-money payments to women, House leaders say.
Members of the House and Senate, as well as officials at the Department of Homeland Security, have been briefed about attempts to influence U.S. politics on its platforms, the social media company says.
The bureau told the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2016 that Carter Page conspired with the Kremlin and that it believed he was "the subject of targeted recruitment" by Russia, according to official documents obtained by the media.
House and Senate lawmakers from both parties are set to meet with top intelligence officials for classified briefings as President Trump intensifies his attacks on Robert Mueller's investigation.
Instead of standing up for the American people, the corporate-owned Democrats have strengthened the president.
American political forces, not Kremlin masterminds, are responsible for the ongoing damage to our democracy.