Monday, 26 June, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey to testify in Senate June 8

Can the President Be Indicted? Senators Locked in Turf Battle Over Russia Probes
Kelley Robertson | 07 June, 2017, 05:44

Comey was cleared to testify by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the man who preceded Comey as F.B.I. director who's now leading the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.

As you may remember, Trump abruptly fired Comey earlier this month, and later denied he ever pressured the former director to close the investigation into possible collusion.

Soon after Comey's departure, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. "He's happy to testify, and he's happy to cooperate."Another source also opened up to Politico about the case, confirming that Comey's testimony can come as early as next week".

One day after Flynn's resignation in February, the president dismissed other senior national security officials attending a meeting in the Oval Office to speak privately with Comey, The New York Times reported.

Pistole has law enforcement experience spanning from 1983 until 2010, and was named deputy for former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, now Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, in 2004, and was responsible for the FBI's counterterrorism division after 9/11.

The White House also released a damaging letter from acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, which Rosenstein says he wrote at the president's request, slamming Comey's conduct in the Clinton email investigation.

People close to Comey have said he wants to clear his name through public testimony.

The intelligence community said earlier this year with "high confidence" that Russian Federation interfered in last year's election in Trump's favor against Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton.

"I am seeking to better understand Comey's communications with the White House and Attorney General in such a way that does not implicate the Special Counsel's work", Chaffetz said in his responding letter, Reuters reported.

Comey and Trump's working relationship wasn't all bad.

So often in recent weeks, the words "obstruction of justice" have been spoken on cable news, and there have been discussions about whether or not President Donald Trump committed the act.

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