Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Saturday that sanctions on the commercial empire of Oleg Deripaska should remain in force, and that an agreement negotiated by the Treasury Department to remove them is "imperfect and fails to limit sufficiently "control of Deripaska and the influence of these companies. "
Meanwhile the partial arrest of the government on Trump's demand for $ US $ 7.7 billion ($ 7.9 billion) to build a wall along the US-Mexico border entered the 22nd day of Saturday, making it the longest sale of federal agencies in the history of the United States, with no end in sight.
Trump, holed up at the White House with Congress updated for the days Weekdays D, warned of a much longer impasse and blamed the Democrats
"They are the ones who hamper it," he said during a telephone interview with Fox News on Saturday night. "It would take 15 minutes for with clarifying a deal and everyone can go back to work ".
Democrats say Trump closed the government in a "rage attack" by refusing to sign the bipartisan funding legislation last year that did not include money for his wall.
The closure, which began on December 22, broke a record of decades with a 1995-1996 arrest under former president Bill Clinton which lasted 21 days
Friday, growing concerns over increasing financial pressures on employees, including air traffic controllers and airport security officers who continue to work without pay.
Trump is considering a possible national emergency declaration that would end the closure and allow him to obtain funding for his wall from the circus to vent the Congress. But Saturday told Fox News that he would prefer the Democrats to take action, adding that he was waiting for the White House ready to cut a deal
"I want to give them a chance to see if they can act responsibly" Trump said the situation at the southern border of the nation is a "humanitarian crisis"
"They think it's politics, I think it's a bad policy. This country wants to have protection at the border."
Democrats, who call a wall an ineffective response and overcome a complex problem, have approved several bills in the House of Representatives to reopen the government without funding for the Trump barrier. But the legislation has been ignored by the Republican-controlled Senate.
Trump had initially promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, which he believes is necessary to stem the flow of immigrants and illegal drugs. But Mexico has refused
The president of the Judicial commission of the Chamber Jerrold Nadler said of the FBI's probe that his group " will take steps to better understand both the actions of the president and the response of the FBI to such behavior "in the coming weeks.
He also said that politicians would try to protect investigators from the president's "increasingly upsetting" attacks.
"There is no reason to doubt the seriousness or professionalism of the FBI, as did the president in reaction to this story," said Nadler, a New York Democrat.
"We learned from this report that, even in the early days of the Trump administration, the president's behavior was so irregular and so disturbing that the FBI felt obliged to make the unpublished – open an "anti-intelligence investigation" on a seated president. "
House Intelligence Committee President Adam Schiff said he could not comment the specifics of the report, but said that his commission would carry forward its investigation into Trump's contacts with Russia.
"Counter-intelligence concerns over those associated with Trump's campaign, including President Himself, have been at the center of our investigation since the beginning," said Schiff, a Californian Democrat.
Schiff said meetings, contacts and communications between Trump and Russian members, as well as "the network of lies about those interactions, and the president's statements and actions", intensified the need to follow the evidence in which he leads .
Trump took notes of a 2017 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg from his own interpreter and took other measures to hide the details of their conversations, a report in The Washington Post said on Saturday.
The White House did not respond immediately to a request for comment on that report, which quoted former anonymous and former US officers  New York Times said that FBI officials have baffled Trump's ties with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign, but they tolerate the opening of an investigation until Trump tied up his dismissal of Comey to an investigation into Russia's allegations of electoral interference.
The FBI also assessed whether the Republican president's attacks against Comey constituted an obstacle to justice.
Special adviser Robert Mueller took over the investigation in the days of Trump after the FBI opened it, while examining the allegations of Russian electoral interference, as reported by the Times . Russia denies trying to influence the elections.
Trump responded Saturday by throwing himself against Times and former executives of the FBI, and criticized the previous survey by the Democratic agency Hillary Clinton, his rival in the 2016 election.
"Wow, I just learned in the Failing New York Times that the former corrupt leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for very bad reasons, have opened an investigation about me, for no reason and without proof, after I fired Lyin & # 39; James Comey, total crap! "wrote Trump.
Comey went on Twitter on Saturday, offering a quote that he attributed to former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "I ask you to judge me from the enemies I've done."
Reuters, Washington Post, New York Times