Comey memo: Trump sought to end Flynn probe

Toby Manning
May 20, 2017

The first was sent to former FBI Director James Comey seeking his appearance before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in both open and closed sessions.

Comey wrote a memo after one February meeting at the White House stating that President Donald Trump had asked him to shut down the FBI's investigation of ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The New York Times reported that Mr Trump had, during one of their conversations, asked Mr Comey to "let it go" when it came to the investigation into alleged ties between Russian Federation and former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn.

The Virginia senator said the committee also had questions about "the president's comments about tapes and secret tapes", transcripts from the meeting with Russian officials, and obtaining Comey's memos. "The president is not above the law", Green said in his address to Congress.

Asked whom he trusts if it's Comey's word against the president's word, Amash said, "I think it's pretty clear that I have more confidence in Director Comey".

Soon thereafter another Republican lawmaker was seen supporting the impeachment move.

"I'm a lapsed lawyer, I cannot tell you if it meets all the legal definitions but I can tell you from a lay point of view it looks like he was trying to impede the investigation", Gergen said.

The White House has denied the allegations of obstruction of justice. House Speaker Paul Ryan supported the request, however neither have asked for a hearing with Mr Comey or McCabe as yet. "It is obvious there are some people out there that want to harm the president, but we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House", Ryan told reporters. "It is time for you to let us know where you stand", he said.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.), right, and Sen.

Asked what he thinks of Trump presidency, Putin said it's up to the American people to judge but his performance can only be rated "only when he's allowed to work at full capacity", implying that someone is hampering Trump's efforts. Putin even suggested that Russian Federation share the records of last week's talks between Trump and Lavrov with the U.S. Congress, if the White House approved.

The White House issued a furious denial after the notes were disclosed late Tuesday, near the end of a tumultuous day spent beating back potentially disastrous news reports from dawn to dusk.

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