The officials say there's been no final decision and the matter remains under discussion.
While the officials stress that Trump could change his mind ahead of Comey's scheduled appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, they said attempting to block the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's testimony would look awful for the president and would have no guarantee of success legally. Comey, ousted last month amid a federal investigation into connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, is set to testify before Congress next week in a highly anticipated hearing that could shed new light on his private conversations with the president in the weeks before the firing.
Collins was discussing Comey's scheduled testimony - set for Thursday - before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Comey is also likely to be asked by lawmakers about Trump's assertion that the former FBI chief told him three times that he was not under investigation as part of the federal probe into his campaign's possible Russian Federation ties.
For Thursday's hearing, Trump could invoke executive privilege by arguing that discussions with Comey pertained to national security and that he had an expectation of privacy in getting candid advice from top aides.
Trump has called an FBI investigation into alleged ties between his campaign and Russian Federation a "witch hunt" created to undermine the legitimacy of his 2016 election win.
"I think he would be on shaky legal ground, to say the least", Warner told CNN's "State of the Union", citing Trump's public comments about his conversations with Comey. "We have a lot of Americans who visit us", Putin said in an interview with NBC's "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly".
Russian President Vladimir Putin is dismissing as "a load of nonsense" the idea that Russia has damaging information on President Donald Trump and denies having any relationship with him.
Ahead of former FBI Director James Comey's much-anticipated testimony, Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican on the Intelligence Committee, said she also wants to understand "the tone, the exact words that were spoken" between Trump and Comey because the context is "so important". "We need to hear directly from Mr. Comey", she said.
"When I came to the event for our company, Russia Today, and sat down at the table, next to me there was a gentleman sitting on one side", Putin said. Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was paid $45,000 to speak at the event.
"I made my speech".
Trump later fired Comey, prompting the appointment of Robert Mueller, Comey's predecessor as FBI director, as a special counsel to investigate the extent of Russia's interference in the USA election, whether there was collusion with the Trump campaign and whether Trump attempted to obstruct the investigation. And I got up and left. I didn't even really talk to him. "That's the extent of my acquaintance with Mr Flynn", he added.
Next week, Lucia Aniello, a writer and director from "Broad City", will release her bachelorette comedy " Rough Night ". The studio said Monday that the tickets sold on Sunday turned out to be even higher than it estimated over the weekend.
But small hardline groups, including the Maute and Abu Sayyaf, have refused to negotiate and sought to united behind IS. Lorenzana said there might have been other foreign fighters killed in the battle.
Ananya, of Fresno, California , won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday after numerous rounds against Rohan Rajeev . Vinay said she has two plans for her prize money: sharing it with her younger brother and putting it into her college account.
Over time, the "Pirates" franchise has become more reliant on overseas ticket sales, and that's certainly the case this time out. First, Alien: Covenant , according to Mojo's chart, lost almost 71 percent in grosses from its opening last weekend.
Jason Day, who grew up idolizing Woods and often consults him on golf matters, said he sent Woods a text and has not heard back. Before they start, Woods puts his right foot on the hood of the officer's auto , and spends some time tying his shoe.
The free-speech rally organized by a conservative group called Patriot Prayer drew hundreds to a plaza near City Hall . Another wearing a "Police Lives Matter" T-shirt said she wanted to "reverse the lies" surrounding Trump supporters.
And now I know his game a lot, but I need to be in good shape and physically be stronger if we play a long match, long rallies. The world No 1 came through an absorbing contest on a sweltering Court Suzanne Lenglen 6-7 (3-7 ) 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7-3).
SPORT360 MATCH PREDICTION: England go into the match as favourites, but you can not rule out New Zealand from any contest. This England team have grown up in the intervening months. "So I think they've contributed to it as a whole".
Since April 1, Venezuela has been beset by near daily protests and violent clashes with government forces that have left 59 dead. Julio Borges , the opposition lawmaker who heads the National Assembly, wrote a letter of protest to Lloyd C.
Bill Maher used the N-word on Friday night's episode of " Real Time ", drawing outrage on social media. Maher quickly asserted, "It's a joke". "I'm a 1st Amendment absolutionist.
Djokovic, Muguzura, Nadal in action at French Open
The 14-time major victor has dropped just 20 games in four rounds so far, just one more than he lost at the same stage in 2012. Mladenovic could have company in the quarterfinals, though: Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia plays her fourth-round match Monday.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Williamson's departure heralded a mini collapse by the Kiwis as they lost the remaining six wickets over the next six overs. His innings was studded with 8 fours and 3 sixes. "We bowled both sides of the wicket and it was pretty ordinary ".
Venus Williams exits French Open after Bacsinszky defeat
How old is she? 36? 36? Venus Williams wasn't in the most talkative of moods Sunday after a three-set loss at the French Open . With losses on Sunday by defending champion Garbine Muguruza , seven-time major victor Venus Williams and 2011 U.S.
UN Population Fund chief dies
He was married, had five children and several grandchildren. " Funeral Arrangements will be announced by the family ". He had extensive knowledge of the global and national frameworks and processes that are critical to UNFPA's work.
Ex-MMA fighter gets 36 years to life in kidnap, beating case
As Radar previously reported, Mack claimed that her ex-boyfriend walked in on her and a man named Corey Thomas on August 8, 2014. The 35-year-old Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver , who was convicted by a jury in March, will be eligible for parole in 36 years.
Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, says Perez
In the run-up to the final, it sounded like Juventus were favourites and were playing a team who'd reached the final by chance. We pressed a lot more and physically we won the game there too, so I'm very happy".
When is Game 3 of the NBA Finals?
With a crushing defeat behind them, the Cavs will attempt to even the series when the game tips off at 8:00 PM ET on ABC tonight. Steve Kerr was back on the bench for the Warriors in this one, which was great to see and gave the Warriors and emotional boost.
Del Potro wins 1st match at French Open since 2012
That may sound ideal to a tennis-loving bachelor, but as Andy Murray will tell you, it can take its toll on a family man. That will be against Juan Martin Del Potro , who rather than a horror show found himself caught up in a real "weepie".
Donald Trump delays moving US embassy to Jerusalem
Every president since 1995 has signed the waiver leaving the embassy in Tel Aviv, as stipulated in the Jerusalem Embassy Act . At the same time , a lasting peace deal with the Palestinians remains a fantasy of American presidents and diplomats.