"I hope you can let this go", Trump asked him, according to notes Comey wrote after the meeting that he shared with other Federal Bureau of Investigation officials.
The investigative mandate of newly-appointed special counsel Robert Mueller goes beyond probing for 2016 Trump-Russia collusion and charges Mueller with investigating "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation", language that observers believe would include efforts to obstruct justice. Trump fired Comey as FBI director a few weeks ago, drawing criticism from Democrats and Republicans since the FBI is in the middle of an investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the US election and whether Trump's campaign helped.
The Senate panel also plans to hear at some point from Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and one of his closest White House aides.
The interviews mark a re-start of sorts for the search to find someone to replace Comey, who Trump fired on May 9. Meanwhile, the embattled White House is scrambling to do damage control, creating a new rapid-fire communications unit to respond to the tidal wave of scandal and controversy engulfing the new Presidency.
Police arrest another suspect in Manchester terror probe On Monday (May 22) a suicide bomber took the lives of 22 people who attended a sold out Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Britain's home secretary criticised USA officials for leaking sensitive information about the ongoing inquiry into the bombing.
Comey defended his choice to inform Congress of the investigation's reopening by saying that concealing it would have been "catastrophic", adding that the idea he may have swayed the election for Donald Trump makes him "mildly nauseous", according to the Associated Press.
We tried our best to get inside Comey's head and run down the pros and cons of sharing what he knows with Congress in a way that could set Comey up for a major showdown with the president. While the White House initially asserted that Comey was sacked following a recommendation by deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, Trump swiftly clarified that it was purely his decision.
Although final details about Comey's testimony have not been worked out, a source told CNN it could come as early as the start of June. Mueller's separate probe could conceivably look at the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing. But the president himself confused that message, telling NBC he thought of the "made-up" story about ties between his campaign and Russia when he fired Comey, and telling Russian diplomats firing that "nut job" Comey relieved great pressure on him from the Russia probe. According to Lichtblau, Comey and Bob Mueller have been discussing the parameters that would govern what he can and cannot say during his testimony, in order to not interfere with any ongoing criminal investigations with the public testimony.
When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked Wednesday about Comey's upcoming testimony, he declined to answer and said he was referring all media questions on the matter to President Donald Trump's outside counsel, Marc Kasowitz. The news of the timing of Comey's testimony was first reported by CNN.
Linebacker Demario Davis is on his way back to the New York Jets after the Cleveland Browns traded him for safety Calvin Pryor . Davis was a third-round pick of the Jets in 2012, and he left on good terms as a free agent.
Byers lived in the Colorado Springs, Colo., area near Fort Carson, where he was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group. John Kelly , Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Joseph Dunford , and national security advisor Lt.
When they won the Champions Trophy last time, the contributions of Shikhar (Dhawan) and Rohit (Sharma) were good. It s a very unusual injury in that it s only in his delivery stride that he feels the pain".
Israel's consistent position is that the U.S. embassy, like all other embassies, should be in Jerusalem, our eternal capital. When told that Trump said he will move the embassy later, Steinitz says: "I hope that happens before the Messiah comes".
Rinne appeared porous on Guentzel's tying goal, then kicked out a fat rebound directly to the rookie for his second of the night. Guentzel was also the hero in Game 1 , beating Rinne to break a 3-3 tie with just over three minutes left in regulation.
Trump tweeted " Despite the constant negative press covfefe ", a clause with no context, at 12:06 a.m. Hillary Clinton came prepared with more than one zinger about the mystery word of the day: Covfefe .
One person was killed and four others injured in Battal sector, while one person was killed and another injured in Kotli sector. Sources said that around 6 Pakistani soldiers have also been injured in the retaliatory firing by Indian armed forces.
If you don't know, the Galaxy S8 Plus features a 6.2-inch 2960 x 1440 quad-HD display with curved edges on both sides. The Nokia 9 is slated to arrive in summer this year and it will be matching the core hardwares on the Galaxy S8 .
'Pirates of the Caribbean' sequel sails to top of box office
You'll recognize Javier for part of the movie, but for much of it - a three-hour transformation left him nearly unrecognizable. Since the franchise still makes money (even if USA grosses are dwindling) this may not be the last we see of Captain Sparrow.
Manchester City have €40m Ederson bid accepted
Guardiola could choose to rotate him with Ederson just as Bravo used to do at the Camp Nou with German Marc-Andre ter Stegen. While Ederson will become the most expensive keeper in history, the Brazilian doesn't necessarily arrive as a first choice.
Ten need-to-know basketball betting notes for the NBA Finals
James and Irving should have no problem getting to the rim against Golden State, and Thompson should dominate the boards. Well, the Warriors found out the hard way that if they bring the fight to the Cavs, they better be prepared for a war.
LeBron James Closes in on All-Time Best Label
As good as Durant and Curry have been, and as good as they are, Green could be Golden State's most important player. The Warriors are the first team to win their first 12 games of the postseason, sweeping all three rounds so far.
Trump 'pulling' United States out of climate deal
Word of a possible USA pullout from the agreement prompted derisive howls in the European Parliament on May 31. According to Juncker, the European Union and China are working hand-in-hand toward fighting climate change.