WH Official: NYT, WaPo Reports Are 'Coordinated Attack' on Trump
As President Trump takes off today for his first international trip as commander-in-chief, The New York Times and The Washington Post dropped two new reports on the ongoing investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The Washington Post reported that investigators have identified a current White House aide as a person of interest in the Russia investigation.
Meanwhile, The New York Times wrote that Trump told Russian officials he fired former FBI Director James Comey because he was a "nut job," and that doing so eased the pressure of the Russia investigation.
Fox News White House correspondent Kevin Corke reported today that an unnamed White House official said the reports seem like a "coordinated attack" on the president by the media.
The White House did not deny the Post's report but responded that no collusion happened between Russia and the campaign.
"I have said that all day long based on my conversations with White House officials, and they continue to say as much as well," Corke said.
As for the Times report, Corke reported that the White House is saying that the real story is not the content of the leaked conversations, but the fact that someone in the White House or intelligence community is leaking classified conversations.
Watch the full report above.