Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Trump to interview Lieberman, 3 others for FBI

Francis Olson | 19 May, 2017, 17:59

Republicans from Colorado's congressional delegation appear more interested in seeking the truth of allegations that President Trump's potentially could have obstructed justice.

The investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reportedly is tied to the FBI's ongoing probe of Russian influence during the 2016 election. Trump allegedly told him during a White House meeting that "I hope you can let this go", referring to the investigation.

Comey was "very unpopular with most people", Trump said, adding that he had thought firing him would be more popular among the Democrats, who have accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation director of helping Hillary Clinton lose the 2016 presidential election.

"This offense has occurred before our very eyes", he said, describing Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who led an investigation of Trump associates' ties to Russian intelligence.

A subpoena of the documents and conversations remains a possibility.

The Washington Post reported this week that Mr Trump shared highly classified information with Mr Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak about an Islamic State terror threat involving laptop computers on aircraft.

Trump also confirmed yesterday that former CT U.S. Sen.

"I think it's pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey", he said.

The Senate intelligence committee has already demanded a briefing on what was said at the meeting from members of the Trump administration who were present. "I'm not going to get any further comment on that".

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"I spoke to him [Lavrov] today", he said.

"There's no collusion between, certainly, myself and my campaign - but I can only speak for myself - and the Russians". "It is time for the American people to weigh in".

Spokespeople for Republican U.S. Sen.

News broke Tuesday that Trump in February asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn - a request critics have called obstruction of justice. I strongly support these bipartisan actions.

On Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Congress needs to gather all relevant information before "rushing to judgment".

Mukasey later reminded his co-panelist that Obama may have violated that general principle when he played down the importance of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server in 2015.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the interviews are slated to start when the President returns in Washington, D.C. Wednesday afternoon.

The president's frustration has been building since he abruptly fired Comey. Comey also should testify publicly.

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