Comey testimony: Trump expected to respond on Twitter

08 Juin, 2017, 18:39 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • Comey testimony: Trump expected to respond on Twitter

In a written statement ahead of his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey detailed how Trump repeatedly raised the Russian Federation case with him earlier this year, asking him to go easy on Flynn, who is accused of improper links to Moscow. Trump previously said that former senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman was one of his top choices, before Lieberman withdrew his name from consideration.

- Comey says Trump again said "the cloud" was interfering with his ability to do his job. "But I'm not putting it in the microwave until Comey says something that makes Trump tweet in capital letters".

"I had understood the president to be requesting that we drop any investigation of Flynn in connection with his false statements about his conversations with the Russian ambassador in December", added Comey, who was sacked by Trump in early May.

He also served as Chris Christie's personal attorney during the Bridgegate Investigation and graduated from Yale Law School.

"Congress must now determine whether the Director's refusal to do either - or any other motivation to interfere with or obstruct any part of the Russian Federation investigation - led ultimately to Comey's firing", Schiff said in a statement. The President feels completely and totally vindicated. "He is eager to continue to move forward with his agenda".

Trump abruptly fired Comey last month. Trump understood, Comey said, "but then re-emphasised the problems this was causing him".

During questioning, I expect that Mr. Comey will describe how he felt, but not reveal anything about the status or progress of the Russian Federation investigation.

Noting that "I have not included every detail from my conversations with the President", Comey told lawmakers some striking details about "nine one-on-one" interactions he says he had with Trump over the course of four months.

In his opening statement, Comey will testify that Trump did ask him for a "loyalty" pledge and later asked him to scuttle the agency's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. He is a good guy.

Ryan made his comments after testimony emerged from ousted FBI Director James Comey in which he said President Donald Trump sought his loyalty.

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She said the White House had not yet received any follow-up requests regarding the testimony of Coats or Rogers.

Seen in the kindest light, legal experts say conversations attributed by the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director to President Donald Trump were clumsy and inappropriate.

Christopher Wray previously served as an assistant attorney general in charge of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division under President George W. Bush.

Trump, who spent part of Wednesday in OH talking about the need to fix the nation's crumbling infrastructure, ignored reporters' shouted questions about Comey.

Comey is scheduled to appear before the panel in open session Thursday. Mr. Trump has denied this.

When asked by MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday whether the request was appropriate, the Wisconsin Republican answered: "I mean, obviously I don't think that is".

Comey, though he acknowledged Trump was not personally a target of the inquiry, said he declined to say so publicly because he would be obligated to declare otherwise if the focus of the investigation shifted.

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"He asked what we could do to "lift the cloud". The response, in a word, is heartening.


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