Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee
Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee
Javier Zarracina Vox
22 May, 2017, 03:50
The conversations, discovered during intelligence intercepts, alarmed the Obama White House so much that there was a "five alarm fire" regarding Flynn, and the Obama administration limited sharing of information with him during the transition when he was penciled in for National Security Advisor.
The White House document that contained Trump's comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting.
"Comey's father used some very strong words to describe the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's dismissal and did not hide his own distaste for the President saying", Oh my God, I think he should be impeached immediately - yesterday.
Lieu said it doesn't matter what the FBI or Congressional investigations into Trump's ties to Russian Federation find, "the President committed a federal of crime of trying to obstruct or even influence that investigation". Though the story has evolved over the last few days, Mr. Trump has said that "very strong recommendation from the Deputy Attorney General" played a role in his decision to terminate Comey. Comey also reportedly filed a memo after a February 14 White House meeting in which he claimed that Trump asked him to end the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Comey turned down an invitation to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Spicer saying in this, and I quote, "As the president has stated before, a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity".
The president's move came days after Comey testified in Capitol Hill about the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling into the USA elections and a possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Those, of course, the words of Sean Spicer.
"By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation", said Spicer in a statement to the Times regarding its story.
Chaffetz, who announced Thursday he was leaving Congress at the end of June, has requested Comey's memos, along with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
CNN reported on Friday that the Obama administration found Russian officials bragging in conversations during the presidential campaign that they had cultivated a strong relationship with Flynn and believed they could use him to influence Donald Trump and his team.
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