President Trump will not use executive privilege to stop Comey from testifying

06 Juin, 2017, 10:31 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • President Trump will not use executive privilege to stop Comey from testifying

Trump asked Comey to drop the Flynn investigation, said a person who was given a copy of a memo Comey wrote about the conversation. His appearance will mark his first public comments since he was abruptly fired by the president last month.

The White House's statement regarding the matter comes after days of speculation that Trump may invoke its executive privilege to stop Comey from testifying.

The ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director will appear Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee for a hearing sure to be replete with political drama and intrigue.

Throughout the day on Monday, CNN has been promoting the Thursday testimony of former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee - one of the most anticipated Congressional testimony sessions in decades.

"The president's power to assert executive privilege is well-established", said press secretary Sean Spicer in a statement.

Besides Mr Kushner, Mr Cohen and Mr Flynn, the Justice and Congressional investigations are also looking into the Russian Federation ties of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, political consultant Roger Stone, and foreign affairs advisor Carter Page.

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And the president labeled Comey a "showboat" and a "grandstander" during an interview in May with NBC News. Russian Federation has denied involvement, and Trump has denied any collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation.

Protesters assembled in Washington and other USA cities on Saturday in a "March for Truth" to demand an independent investigation into alleged connections between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. But he said he's expecting plenty of legislative accomplishments nonetheless. Reports citing "sources" state that a memo allegedly records Trump pressuring Comey - although no memo has been produced to date.

Trump's push to revamp deteriorating roads, bridges, airports, and railways aims to unlock economic growth and succeed in an area where his predecessor, Barack Obama, was repeatedly thwarted by a Republican-led Congress.

"There's no doubt that keeping members focused on investigations detracts from our legislative agenda", Marc Short told reporters at a White House briefing Monday evening.

The president plans to travel to OH on Wednesday to address ways of improving levees, dams, and locks along inland waterways that are crucial to agricultural exports.

Short also said the White House expects for Congress to raise the government's borrowing authority, also known as the debt limit, before the August recess.

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