Jason Chaffetz: Oversight panel will get Comey memo 'if it exists'
Jason Chaffetz: Oversight panel will get Comey memo 'if it exists'
17 May, 2017, 11:13
Twice on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell downplayed the controversy, calling it "drama" from the White House. "We have to ask ourselves what is the right thing to do and then do it".
"There is nothing that stops them from charging Trump, but it is a legal question if he can stand trial and go through the criminal justice system while serving as President of the United States", the lawyer said. Trump disclosed classified information in that meeting.
When Trump fired Comey, he said he did so based on Comey's very public handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and how it affected his leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The person had seen the memo but was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.
A senior administration official denied that Trump pressed Comey to drop the Flynn probe. Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions were also asked to leave the room.
The Republican chairman of the House oversight committee is requesting that the FBI turn over all documents and recordings that detail communications between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump.
"He's under total assault", said Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.).
The White House has denied all reports about this Comey memo, but the truth shall soon be revealed, since Chaffetz has indicated, "I have my subpoena pen ready".
"The comments attributed to President Trump cross a risky line".
"OK, well, he's got to come in and tell us why", Graham said.
The Justice Department declined to comment. "Quit investigating, damn it'".
The Washington Post also confirmedthe Times' report, saying that Comey "kept detailed notes of his multiple conversations with Trump", according to people close to the matter.
Donald Trump 'asked James Comey to shut down Flynn investigation' I think he has been treated very, very unfairly by the media, as I call it, the fake media in many cases", Trump said in February. The newspaper said Comey was in the Oval Office that day with other national security officials for a terrorism threat briefing.
All 33 Democrats on the two committees made the call in a joint letter Tuesday that seeks an immediate public hearing with FBI Director James Comey. The letter was released just hours after it was disclosed that Comey wrote in a memo that Trump had asked him to shut down a federal investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
But Conaway is the newly installed leader of the investigation into Trump's alleged Russian ties, and one of his few comments was to promise a"bipartisan. thorough, meticulous" investigation".
For what it's worth, House Speaker Paul Ryan's spokesperson, AshLee strong, has communicated her boss' apparent agreement with Chaffetz on this issue: "We need to have all the facts, and it is appropriate for the House Oversight Committee to request this memo".
Comey, appointed director in 2013 by former President Barack Obama, replied to Trump's "good guy" remark by saying, "I agree he is a good guy", according to the paper. The Times noted that an associate of Comey read out parts of the document to a Times reporter.
Trump fired Comey last week, with the White House initially claiming it was because of a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that concluded Comey had mishandled the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server.
As reporters huddled off the House floor questioning GOP lawmakers about the Comey memos, another staunch Trump loyalist, Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, walked by and entered the elevator as he quipped: "Almost sounds like fake news".
A second Comey associate told NPR that Comey wrote notes for his files after several conversations with Trump.
Trump fired Comey last week.
The White House says the report is "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey".
The White House said the president has never asked Comey or anyone else to end any investigation.
The minister believes global oil reserves will decline by another 100-120 mln barrels per day by July 1, 2017. US crude output has surged about 10 percent since September, driven by new Gulf of Mexico and shale output.
Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, went to Moscow on a state visit during his rule in 2011, and Putin visited Pyongyang in 2000. For Pyongyang, this would mean a guarantee that the Kim regime survives and that its nuclear program can continue.
He said Trump discussed a range of subjects with the Russians, including "common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism". The U.S. commonly exchanges intelligence information with allies on the condition that it not be disseminated without permission.
The discovery prompted an emergency alert at the site, and as of noon, there was still no indication of any radioactive release. Worker safety has always been a concern at Hanford, which is located about 200 miles southeast of Seattle.
Twice on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell downplayed the controversy, calling it "drama" from the White House. During those conversations, Trump disclosed the city from which the intelligence was derived, McMaster confirmed.
North Korea says Sunday's launch was of a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. Han answered in the affirmative when asked whether the North's missile program was developing faster than Seoul had predicted.
A small number of FBI agents were made aware of the memo and the conversation, and agents kept working on the investigation. Shortly after the New York Times published its story, FT and CNN independently confirmed the newspaper's reporting.
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said people were "getting exhausted of the SNP and all their promises". She has also delayed setting out how she will press on with preparing for that referendum until after the election.
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Haley noted that this weekend's missile came within 60 miles of Russia's border and said Russian Federation is "all wrong". "We're going to make sure we put the pressure on them economically, diplomatically, politically and internationally".
A US ally provided the information, the official said, meaning it wasn't necessarily Trump's to share with anyone else. The CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have declined to comment.
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