Senate Judiciary Committee requests Comey memos-and Trump's recordings of those conversations
20 Mai, 2017, 01:46 | Author: Claudine Rigal
House Oversight Committee chair Jason Chaffetz, a senior Republican, said the memo and related documents "raise questions as to whether the president attempted to influence or impede the FBI's investigation".
The meetings come more than a week after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
A Republican strategist close to the White House said Trump needed a strong trip to help put the past tumultuous 10 days behind him.
We are writing to request that the Oversight Committee and the Judiciary Committee launch an immediate joint investigation into whether President Donald Trump and his top officials are engaged in an ongoing conspiracy to obstruct the criminal, counter-intelligence, and oversight investigations now being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, and Congress into members of his presidential campaign and their contacts with Russian officials.
The memo reportedly states that Comey did not speak about the investigation but simply said, "I agree he is a good guy". "A number of critical elements of the case involved just Trump and Comey one-on-one; indeed, part of the damning evidence is that Trump dismissed the others from the room before asking Comey to drop the case".
Most GOP lawmakers tried on Wednesday to tamp down the controversy and head off new investigations of Russian meddling in the USA election and potential ties to Trump's campaign.
Amash is the first Republican lawmaker to raise the specter of impeachment.
But Chaffetz indicated he hasn't been able to get in touch with Comey, who became such a national fixture when Trump fired that cable networks broadcast helicopter footage of his ride to the airport.
Ryan said Congress needs to get the facts, but "it is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president".
The conversation between Trump and Comey was reportedly recorded in a memo prepared by the Federal Bureau of Investigation director immediately following the meeting but was shared only with close associates and top Federal Bureau of Investigation officials.
We did see freshman Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., who has been tweeting up a storm, calling for a full investigation of Comey's firing and now the scandal reportedly involving Israeli intelligence we gave to Russian Federation.
The Comey memo's emergence had congressional Democrats suggesting that the president engaged in obstruction of justice, an impeachable offence.
Democrats were far less sparing in their criticism and repeated demands for a special prosecutor. "It was treated as a casual, if regrettable, conversation or comment by the president". Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) told reporters after emerging from the session. They're also asking whether Comey memorialized any other conversations during the Obama presidency or whether he only chose to take notes about Trump.
Against a team like Golden State, throwing the kitchen sink at him in the low block, life isn't as simple as "just go score". The onus is on Aldridge - a five-time All-Star, scoring savant and the team's highest-paid player - to fill the breach.
Did she campaign? Make any public statements? 1, 2017, during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington . Russian officials also knew Flynn's misleading recounts of those conversations were inaccurate.
The two countries are already collaborating in infrastructure development in northeast India and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Japan is expected to join India for developing the strategically-located Trincomalee port in eastern Sri Lanka .
Last month in April, Pakistan's Military had given a verdict of death to Jadhav charging with spying and rebellious activities. India moved the ICJ against the death penalty on May 8, alleging the violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
And after so many fits at Kansas Speedway, Truex and the Furniture Row Racing team had finally found their way to victory lane. "It's always good to get a nice beer shower, 5-hour Energy and whatever else they're throwing on us, here", Truex said.
For his part, Lee said Moon asked him to express his "gratitude" to Xi for his message of congratulations after the election. It is the first trip by a South Korean official to Beijing since Moon Jae-in won the presidential race earlier this month.
President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, and Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-liner, appear to be the two frontrunners in this election. Koç informed Daily Sabah that Raisi is the indirect candidate of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
But, when their nine-match winning run in the Premier League came to an end on Friday, with it effectively went their title hopes. It was great in terms of character and determination. "The circumstances were completely different [from last season]".
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But a senior North Korean diplomat has said Pyongyang is also open to having talks with Washington under the right conditions. Security Council resolutions, saying it was a test of its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead".
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Russian Federation is also accused of launching hacking attacks on Macron's campaign in an effort to support Le Pen's candidacy. How his presidency plays out and how markets move on in the months ahead could rest on June elections to the French parliament.
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He also highlighted the "very, very strong recommendation" he got from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Next question", he said, speaking at a press conference with the Colombian president.