President Donald Trump took to Twitter early this morning to denounce the new "conspiracy theories" about his campaign's communications with Russian intelligence agents.

As he gets set to welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House, the president slammed the "fake news media" and illegal leaks of intelligence to reporters.

In a tweet yesterday, Trump said the real story in Michael Flynn's resignation as national security adviser was the "illegal leaks" coming from within the government. 

The New York Times reported Tuesday night that phone records and intercepted calls show that the Trump campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election.

Meantime, a CNN report said Trump's top advisers were in "constant communication" during the campaign with Russians who were known to U.S. intelligence.

Trump dismissed the deepening allegations as an attempt to "cover-up the many mistakes" in Hillary Clinton's failed bid for the presidency. 

Democrats, and some Senate Republicans, are calling for investigations into Trump's ties to the Kremlin.

Trump also tweeted praise for Eli Lake of Bloomberg for his reporting on the leaks which led to Flynn's resignation. Flynn's phone calls with the Russian ambassador were monitored by U.S. authorities, then disclosed to reporters.

Lake called Flynn's exit a "political assassination," saying "this is the kind of thing that happens in banana republics."

"The national police will go after a political leader they don't like, using these extraordinary [surveillance] powers. We trust the NSA and the FBI to use these powers to catch criminals and terrorists, but that should not interfere in our politics," said Lake.

Watch his appearance on "Hannity" below and the latest from John Roberts above.


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