Comey will also tell lawmakers that he informed Trump that he was not personally under investigation, validating the president's previous claims that he was not the target of the probe into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.
"I felt compelled to document my first conversation with the President-elect", Comey said, saying he began to "type it on a laptop in an Federal Bureau of Investigation vehicle outside Trump Tower the moment I walked out of the meeting".
Analysts said Comey, an intensely by-the-book, non-political law enforcer whose handling of a separate investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton a year ago nevertheless may have cost her the presidential election, was studiously avoiding accusing the president of a crime.
And Comey said he had so little faith in Trump's truthfulness that he felt compelled to document all of their conversations in writing, something he never did with Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
The top Democrat on the committee, Sen.
It was during that conversation that Comey said the president asked him what could be done to "lift the cloud" of investigation that was damaging his administration.
2. But is it obstruction of justice?
At the time he was sacked, Comey had been overseeing the investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign for months. "He is eager to move forward with his agenda". Dianne Feinstein of California, who asked the question that many Republicans have raised in the weeks since Comey's firing as one media leak followed another revealing Comey's claims about Trump's inappropriate interactions with him.
"Grab your friends, grab a drink and let's COVFEFE!" the tavern said on Facebook, referring to a Trump tweet last week including the nonsensical word.
Kasowitz's statement did not address Comey's comments about Trump's pressuring him to shield Flynn from any FBI investigation. Trump's abrupt firing of Comey outraged Democrats, who believe he was improperly trying to halt a probe that has hung over his presidency since his first day in office.
But despite Mr Trump's attempts to fight back, Thursday is likely to be Comey's day, as he takes the opportunity to give his side of the story after his abrupt sacking by the president last month.
The hearing unfolded amid intense political interest, and within a remarkable political context as Comey delivered detrimental testimony about the president who fired him, a president who won election only after Comey damaged his opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the final days of the campaign.
"I don't think it's wrong to ask for loyalty from anybody in an administration", Burr said. Articles of impeachment would have to be passed by the House of Representatives, and most Republicans on Wednesday evening appeared to close ranks in support of Trump, despite the details of Comey's statement. If he tells a clear narrative that includes the commission of a real crime by the president or anyone else, Comey himself becomes complicit for not reporting it or at least resigning in public protest. He had called me at lunchtime that day and invited me to dinner that night, saying he was going to invite my whole family, but made a decision to have just me this time, with the whole family coming the next time.
The Justice Department then appointed another former FBI director, Robert Mueller, as special counsel in the investigation.
Trump is widely expected to use his Twitter account, which lists 31.8 million followers, to counterpunch at Comey on Thursday - perhaps even in real time.
Al-Shabaab militants captured a town in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Thursday, a senior official said. Af Urur lies about 100 km (60 miles) south of Bosaso, near the Galgala hills, an area controlled by al Shabaab .
Consistent with what we have said since the deal was announced, we will be aligning our global organization to the strategy". Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will not be part of the leadership team, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN Tech in April.
India and Pakistan have already fought three wars since they gained independence from Britain in 1947. He said that India is using Afghan soil against Pakistan and is also sabotaging Pak-Afghan relations.
Doctors made use of similar medical techniques to deliver the baby as they use while delivering human babies. Mr Baker added: "Though Kira is a first-time mom, we're not surprised she's acting like an expert already".
But in their grovelling apology to Southampton , a statement read that they would end "any interest" in he highly-wanted star. Efforts to sign Mohamed Salah have also stalled in recent days with Liverpool reluctant to meet Roma's asking price.
We are now at a point in our nation's history that the martial law safeguards enshrined in our Constitution will be tested. The petition is the third to question Duterte's declaration and is the first challenge from Catholic leaders .
Having the extra port is vitally important when you're using an external device like a USB-C SSD and the charger simultaneously. Graphics on iMac are much more powerful across the line with the new Radeon Pro 500-series graphics with up to 8GB of vRAM.
The game, which is Assassin's Creed's first in over two years, will be made available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. It is now unknown if this bonus mission will become available at a later date to those that don't pre-order.
Jedd Gyorko went 2 for 4 while Jhonny Peralta added a pinch-hit single as the Cards mustered up just 5 hits in the losing effort. In the third inning, he fouled off a 3-2 curveball and then crushed a fastball 424 feet to right-center for a grand slam.
The lockdown at Brookwood Elementary has been lifted, and we have opened the school to serve as a family reunification point. People leave items at a memorial for the victims of a fatal shooting Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Sandy, Utah .
Security sources in Dublin said one of the terrorists was carrying an identity card issued in Ireland when he was shot dead. She said he told her he was "ready in the name of Allah to do what needs to be done, including killing my own mother".
Qatar's Al-Jazeera says battling cyber attack
It comes amid a diplomatic crisis with Qatar , which other Arab states accuse of having ties with terrorism. Reporters broke with a widespread taboo of the Arab news media by interviewing Israeli officials.
White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping
Neiss likes to make bots - his previous viral bot tweeted out the names, photos and fates of Jews fleeing Europe aboard the St. What a president says and does is news-particularly when a president talks about what he's doing, has done, or plans to do.
Super glitch strikes Philippine bank again
A user called wild flower wrote: "I lost my money..." I only have 15 pesos (30 USA cents) left on my pocket. Consing also advised their clients who may have more money in their accounts not to spend the money.
Rohan Bopanna, Gaby Dabrowski clinch mixed doubles title
The last player to win their debut title at Roland Garros was Gustavo Kuerten, who lifted the title the day the Latvian was born. This was Bopanna's first ever Grand Slam title which he bagged partnering with the 25-year-old Canada's Dabrowski.