"Let me assure you that Vladimir Putin is intent on undermining democracies throughout the world," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Slovakia.
"What is it that they so desperately want to cover up?" Glenn Kirschner asked. "The concentric circles are tightening and tightening."
Election interference is not the main thing Americans should be worried about, said an adviser to the Russian president.
If special counsel Robert Mueller concludes there was collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice, most Americans think Trump should be removed from office, a new survey says.
"It really seems to be getting toward quite a grand scheme," legal expert Harry Litman said, "where officials are feathering their nests."
"Is anybody really surprised by this?" Trump wrote on Twitter.
"He's been saying that for the last couple months," journalist Natasha Bertrand said.
Concerns still lingered among Democratic lawmakers whether Whitaker, a previously outspoken critic of Mueller's investigation, hindered the probe or discussed it with the president.
Conservative political commentator and author Jerome Corsi has sued Donald Trump ally Roger Stone for "defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and assault," claiming $25 million in damages.
Paul Erickson was indicted in his home state of South Dakota on 11 counts of money laundering and wire fraud.
Trump called House intelligence committee Chairman Adam Schiff a "political hack who is just trying to build a name for himself" after the scope of the committee's probe into Russian election interference expanded.
One Trump ally said administration officials are preparing for a "subpoena blizzard" as House Democrats launch their long-promised oversight investigations into everything from the president's taxes to corruption allegations.
During a segment on MSNBC's AM Joy on Saturday, Paul Butler, a former Department of Justice public corruption prosecutor, and host Joy Reid discussed the latest developments in Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
President Donald Trump's ally and former adviser Roger Stone, indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller, told him to "wake up."
"They had this grand plan, and it all went to hell," said independent disinformation researcher Josh Russell.