Multiple Congressional Committees Want Comey's FBI Memos And Testimony
Multiple Congressional Committees Want Comey's FBI Memos And Testimony
19 May, 2017, 15:03
Former Trump aides Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort have emerged as key figures in the FBI's investigation into Russian campaign interference, which has just been taken over by a special counsel, four law enforcement officials told NBC News.
In a weird twist on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to turn over to Congress records of Trump's discussions. Yet U.S. allies and some members of Congress expressed concern bordering on alarm.
The intervention by Putin could turn up the pressure on the White House to provide its own transcript of the meeting. He dismissed outrage over Trump's disclosures as US politicians whipping up "anti-Russian sentiment".
At the end of the press conference, Ryan was asked if he still had full confidence in President Trump.
Trump's meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak came as the White House deals with a series of scandals linking members of Trump's team with Russian Federation.
Republican Senator Pat Toomey wants a Democrat to be nominated to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation because "changes are needed at the White House", a spokesman said, according to the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette".
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said late Tuesday that the developments had reached "a point where it's of Watergate size and scale".
We are concerned that the continued failure of the House of Representatives to take action in the face of this onslaught of allegations will cause significant damage to the faith that the American people have in the credibility and integrity of our committees and the House of Representatives.
Flynn, according to the newspaper, had another conversation with lawyers on the transition team two days later. Adams also argued that any affirmation about information regarding the Times report is an admission that said report exists.
The president in his dismissal letter to Comey said that he "appreciated" that the director had "on three separate occasions" assured him he was not under investigation.
Russia has repeatedly said that Trump's opponents are trying to damage him and Moscow by making what it says are false accusations about the billionaire president and the Russian government which initially had high hopes of a rapprochement.
As the showdown with Bush was going on, Comey, riding with Mueller to the White House, reflected on the impending fight that could be bearing down on the men.
Mueller on Wednesday evening was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as special counsel to oversee the Justice Department's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the US presidential election and related issues.
The Senate Intelligence, Senate Judiciary and House Oversight panels have also issued requests for Comey's memos. "Memos, transcripts, tapes - the list keeps getting longer", he said.
The New York Times first, then The Washington Post and other outlets have reported that Trump had asked Comey in a February meeting not to pursue the Flynn probe and instead go after journalists in leak cases. "What do people think of this?'" the source said.
Comey did not. He was controversially fired by the president on May 9.
Gergen appeared on CNN on Tuesday night (Wednesday, NZT) to discuss the controversies that have overwhelmed the Trump administration in the past week.
This is not the only time a member of the Obama administration reportedly influenced a decision by Comey.
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Mr Mueller has been appointed a special counsel to examine Moscow's alleged efforts to influence last year's USA election. And President Richard Nixon resigned after a damning investigation by a select committee , before he could be impeached.
The investment means NATS becomes a joint and equal partner in the company alongside Canadian counterpart Nav Canada. The technology comes from Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions and is already in use at two Swedish airports.
Harry Kane expects Tottenham's "family" to stay together next season and says there are few better clubs in the world to play for. Once again the Spurs fans got behind the current team on Sunday and roared them on to a comfortable victory over United.
The Senate's bill sets the consumer sales tax at 6.95 percent, which includes digital products under the sales tax umbrella. As surrounding states already tax telecommunications, such a tax will not adversely affect border counties, she said.
The platform signals that May is more willing than her predecessor, David Cameron, to let the state intervene in markets. She also confirmed winter fuel payments, which the elderly now receive regardless of need, would be means-tested.
Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they identified the malicious software in more than 70 countries. However, a USA cyber security firm has named Australia as one of the many countries affected.
That investigation included hundreds of interviews and a restaging of the final hours of the 51-day standoff with federal agents. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any existing or future investigations related to Russian Federation .
Football Writers' Player of the Year victor N'Golo Kante has set his sights on an unprecedented quadruple for Chelsea next season. But Kante collected more than 65 per cent of the nominations, which were spread over a record number of 17 different players.
Trump denies asking Comey to shelf Flynn probe
The White House counsel was notified after the special counsel order was signed and soon before it was publicly announced. "I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country", Trump said.
Jimmy Carter urges Trump to push for peace
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Maria Sharapova retires in Rome after French Open snub
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Trump lashes out at 'greatest witch-hunt in history'
He then called the Russian Federation investigation "the single greatest witch hunt in American political history". Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said on Thursday that Rosenstein knew Comey would be fired before writing the recommendation.
Turkish President Makes Statement On Raqqa Offensive
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NY judge Garcia uninterested in FBI director job
When asked point-blank by a reporter in the Oval Office Thursday if Lieberman was the leading contender, Trump replied, "Yes". After the inteview, The Associated Press said Lieberman described the session as a "good meeting".
First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Lifted to Hold at Axiom Securities
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