President Donald Trump is continuing to deny that his team colluded to help his election victory and has denied any coordination with Russian officials.
Trump is set to hold a series of news conferences Thursday to address the issue and to discuss how to respond to the growing intelligence community report about Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The President’s team said he would be releasing a new version of his initial statement Thursday, in response to the intelligence community’s findings.
The President and his team have not provided any new information about the investigation, according to the White House, which cited a policy statement from the White, House and Congressional Affairs Office.
Trump has repeatedly denied any involvement with Russia, calling it a “witch hunt” and “fake news.”
He said Friday that the president was not aware of any investigation or activity involving Russia and has asked the intelligence agencies to investigate whether any of his associates were influenced by Moscow.
In a Thursday interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Trump said he is “very clear” about the fact that he is not a Russian agent and that his election team did not collude with Moscow.
“I have no knowledge of it.
I’m not a member of the Russian government.
I have nothing to do with it,” Trump said.
Trump said the CIA report that was released Friday “is very negative.”
The President’s comments came after a White House official told ABC News that Trump’s lawyers have not made a formal request for the CIA to conduct an investigation.