Friday, 18 August, 2017

Donald Trump's advisors 'contacted Russian officials at least 18 TIMES before election'

Francis Olson | 19 May, 2017, 20:00

"So far, that measure has remained solid - with 84 percent Republican approval in the most recent Gallup measure, even as the president's overall approval has plummeted".

Two days after Trump became president, Comey attended a ceremony that Trump hosted honoring law enforcement officials and tried to blend in with the curtains to avoid being noticed by the president, according to a report by The New York Times. Some Democrats worry about overpromising and inviting backlash from their base if they don't deliver on calls to oust Trump; also, they figure a more measured approach - methodically building a case - will stand a better chance of bringing along some Republicans.

Also Tuesday, in an extraordinary turn of events, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to turn over to Congress records of Trump's discussions with the diplomats.

The Trump White House has been besieged by Russia-related controversies on several fronts.

Flynn, who failed to disclose that he spoke with Russian Federation regarding sanctions while Obama was still in office, is a key component in multiple investigations into the Trump campaign's relationship with one of the nation's greatest adversaries. Colombia is a key USA ally in the war on drugs.

Republicans and Democrats alike were eager to hear from Comey, who has increasingly emerged as a central figure in the unfolding drama.

Melania Trump announces first overseas trip as first lady
The reason given was their affiliation with Israeli media outlets, although both reporters are said to be United States citizens. He's often surrounded by long-time friends and acquaintances who have memberships to the commander in chief-owned retreats.

The Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday asked Comey to appear before the panel in both open and closed sessions.

"I think it's totally ridiculous - everybody thinks so, and again we have to get back to working our country properly so that we can take care of the problems that we have", Trump said.

"You get a lot of comments where people say, 'I hear you that you're concerned - now what are you going to do about it?'" Sanford said. Adversity makes you stronger.

Donald Trump has refuted the claims made by a media report that he had asked sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey to quash the agency's investigation into ties between his former national security adviser Mike Flynn and Russian Federation.

Trump, including one in which the president allegedly asked him to drop a probe of Flynn. The document "was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president's improper efforts to influence an ongoing investigation". Claire McCaskill, after a Senate meeting with Rosenstein, said Rosenstein was aware Comey would be fired before writing the memo justifying Comey's firing. But the president's dealings with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director took center stage during their presentation. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen.

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