Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Trump To Meet Top Russian Diplomat After Firing FBI Chief James Comey

Kenny Thornton | 12 May, 2017, 10:36

In a Senate hearing on Monday, former acting attorney general Sally Yates said she warned the White House in January that Mr Flynn "essentially could be blackmailed" by the Russians because he apparently had lied to his bosses about his contacts with Mr Kislyak.

The FBI probe into possible Kremlin ties of associates of President Trump and of his campaign has reportedly reached the point of subpoenas. Sanders said she thought Rosenstein, the No. 2 official at the Justice Department, was "a flawless example of what you would be looking for in terms of an independent person to come in and helm this investigation". Previews of congressional testimony to superiors are generally considered courteous.

Comey, who testified for four hours before the Senate Judiciary Committee, said it made him feel "mildly nauseous" that his decision to make public his reopening of a probe into Clinton's handling of classified information might have affected the outcome of the November 8 presidential election.

"Trump also said that he had planned to fire Comey regardless of the recommendation from his deputy attorney general, contrary to earlier statements from the White House".

A spokeswoman for President Donald Trump is suggesting that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo justifying FBI Director James Comey's firing, be selected to take over the Russian Federation investigation.

McCabe told Burr that he could not comment on any conversations between Trump and Comey.

The Trump administration said on Tuesday Comey was sacked because of his handling of the Clinton email probe.

The only way to make sense of the stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey is to conclude there is something that President Trump desperately wants to hide.

After Tillerson visited Putin and Lavrov in Moscow on April 12, Trump said flatly, "Right now we're not getting along with Russian Federation at all".

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Asked whether the situation looks like an exchange: US President Donald Trump dismisses the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who was investigating his alleged ties with Russian Federation, and Moscow replaces Ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak, Peskov said: "No, it does not look like it".

Asked whether the president regretted not firing Comey immediately upon taking office, Sanders had a quick answer.

Wednesday's meetings followed talks Tillerson held with Putin last month in Moscow.

Trump's move was so sudden that his White House staff, accustomed to his impromptu style, was caught off guard.

The Russians used the photos to troll the White House in its social media posts Wednesday.

If Trump wanted to end this scrutiny by firing Comey, he may have had the opposite effect.

Possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign was once little more than a conspiracy theory, but not anymore.

The president on Tuesday abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, dramatically ousting the nation's most senior law enforcement official in the middle of the bureau's investigation into Mr Trump's ties with Russian Federation. "I think that we're going to do very well with respect to Syria", he said. Their "reporters" work for the government, including the official photographer allowed into the meeting.

A string of Trump aides have got themselves into trouble through undisclosed contacts with Kislyak - most importantly Flynn, who no longer has a job in the White House because of them. It includes, among other things, sundry connections with Russian Federation of Trump's aides, commercial connections of the Trump business, the objectively determined official findings about Russia's efforts to influence the USA presidential election, and Trump's oddly positive posture toward the Putin regime before Trump even took office.


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