How absurd! They knew the day before, after reading the text of Comey's next-day statement read before the Senate committee, that there was no investigation of Donald Trump going on.
Sacked FBI chief Comey delivered his bombshell allegations at a Senate hearing Thursday, saying in his sworn testimony that he had asked a "friend" identified as a Columbia University law professor to release a memo of his conversations with the president to the press.
Comey delivered congressional testimony on Thursday that Trump asked the FBI chief to end an investigation into a top aide and demanded a pledge of loyalty - claims disputed by Trump.
Comey said he refused on all points, told senators of the detailed memos he had written after his conversations with Trump and said he hoped those conversations were taped because he is confident of their veracity. During his testimony, Comey explained why he recorded his private talks with the United States president, saying that he was afraid Trump might "lie" about them.
Why would the president be so eager to see the investigation finished - as he has made clear he is?
Pressed on the issue Friday, Mr Trump said "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future".
Republican lawmakers in the wake of Comey's testimony have described Trump's conversations with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director as "inappropriate", but stopped short of saying the president obstructed justice. The firing was reminiscent of Richard Nixon ordering the dismissal of a special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, which led to Nixon's resignation. The first meeting took place at Trump Tower in NY, and the rest involved Comey visiting the White House or the president phoning him from there.
Dust storm leads to fatal 25-car pileup near AZ, NM border
ADOT officials say traffic in both directions may take a 105-mile detour through Safford and Duncan by using USA 191 and US 70. Authorities said a dust storm caused by high winds likely contributed to the crash, which was reported around 5:30 p.m.
Murray happy to win ugly against Nishikori
The post Murray fights back to reach French Open semi-finals, to meet Wawrinka appeared first on Vanguard News . It's not always about how well that you play or, you know, the level that you play at.
Trump's lawyer denies he's being investigated
Mueller serves at the will and pleasure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed him to head the inquiry. Schiff cited the fact that the president at one meeting "cleared the room" of advisers and asked to speak to Comey alone.
Don Jr. also declared that everything in the Comey testimony was "basically ridiculous," which was at least consistent with his victory lap while visiting with Sean Hannity.
Comey "leaking his own memos to manipulate the system is exactly why people dislike the swamp", said Trump ally Newt Gingrich.
Mr Comey also has said Mr Sessions did not respond when he complained he did not "want to get time alone with the president again".
The first effort came January 27, when Trump invited Comey to dinner.
Comey testified that he was puzzled by the fact that the president had, on "multiple" occasions, told him he was doing a great job and hoped he would remain at the post. Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner had many meetings with Russian officials but didn't disclose them as required when he applied for a security clearance. "The president has the authority to tell the director of the FBI to stop an investigation".
"One hundred percent", he said.
"I thought it shows a lot of cowardice", Dershowitz said. The possibility of secret White House tapes prompted another Watergate comparison.
He added that if Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the US election and possible ties to Trump associates, has evidence of collusion, he should "bring it forward".
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Irish War Cry inherited the role of favorite after Classic Empire was forced out earlier in the week with an abscess in his hoof. LaPenta and Bridlewood Farm, finished a disappointing fifth in the Blue Grass Stakes in April and sixth in the Kentucky Derby .
He said those were the rights of expatriate citizens and problems of a new EU-UK border, notably cutting across Ireland . He added that the United Kingdom would seek to set up a free trade arrangement and a custom agreement.
The additional pressure on Qatar came after Doha rejected Saudi demands delivered by a Kuwaiti envoy Wednesday. Tillerson has been tapped by Trump to help mediate the worst diplomatic crisis in the Gulf in years.
Announcing his candidacy on the Lib Dem Voice website , the 74-year old said "liberal values" were needed more than ever. Sir Vince added: "There is a big space in British politics which I am determined that we should occupy".
He's a great ballplayer, and this is this very game that sparked a friendship with his home-state colleague Steve Scalise. Steve Scalise has regained consciousness and spoke with his wife Saturday morning, sources tell the New Orleans Advocate.
L'allocation minimale ARE formation est de 20,67 € par jour au lieu 20,54 €. À Mayotte, elle sera portée à 14,42 euros par jour. La partie fixe de l'ARE passe quant à elle de 11,76 euros à 11,84 euros par jour.
A tire came off a truck driving northbound, bounced over the median and hit the woman's vehicle at the roofline/windshield. John Perrine said the woman, who he could not immediately identify, was from northern Indiana.
Sekulow is responding on "Fox and Friends" to a statement that Trump's tweets can make it harder for others to do their job. Rubio is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee , which is doing its own probe into Russian election interference.
L'agresseur présumé de NKM nie toute violence physique
Le maire de Champignolles , dans l'Eure, est l'auteur présumé de l'agression de NKM sur un maché à Paris le jeudi 15 juin . FAITS DIVERS Le maire de Champignolles nie tout contact physique et avoir bousculé la candidate LR.
Hamas, ISIS Fight Over Credit For Jerusalem Terror Attack
Israeli officials have said the failure to pay for electricity is the result of an internal dispute between Hamas and the PA. It identified two of the men as Bra'a Salah and Asama Atta, born in 1998, and the third as Adel Ankush, born in 1999.
Coveney To Take Part In NI Talks To Restore Power Sharing
Finally he claimed the negotiations would offer "a revolution" which would solve a longstanding issue in British politics. What does this mean for Brexit and the future of the UK? We are talking about a confidence and supply agreement with them.
Polaris recalls up to 35000 ATVs because of asbestos bans
Other countries, including the USA and Canada - which do not have similar bans on asbestos - have not been affected by the recall. Triggering the protocol ensures all relevant agencies work together to implement a whole-of-government response.
Wolseley ends Q3 with strong revenue growth
However, like for like sales in the United Kingdom slipped 0.4% and revenue dipped from £529 million to £506 million. Exchange rate movements increased revenue by £423 million.
Big names available for Vegas draft
With so many Cup teams built down the middle, Dallas' Cody Eakin (who McPhee also drafted), Minnesota's Erik Haula and St. Building through the draft is the best way to create sustainable success , and McPhee seems committed to that in Vegas.