Former FBI Director James Comeytold Congress last week that he believed he was sacked by President Trump to undermine the agency's ongoing Russian Federation probe. "It's my judgment that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", Comey said. "That is a very big deal".
Comey told lawmakers last Thursday that he has concluded he was sacked in part because he refused to drop the FBI's investigation of Trump's campaign adviser and first national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
Robert Mueller, 72, was the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from September 2001 - just days before 9/11 - to September 2013.
"The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", Mark Corallo, the spokesman for Mr Trump's legal team, said in an email.
The three officials the Post says Mueller is interviewing are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the recently retired deputy NSA director.
NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines told NPR's Phil Ewing, "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel".
In this context, and in any context, it is obvious that none of President Trump's purported statements constituted obstruction alone, and especially, in the context of President Obama's far more extensive comments about the Clinton investigation that were never investigated as obstructive. The FBI did not immediately respond. "Nice", Trump wrote on Twitter.
Chatter surfaced earlier this week that the president was considering firing Mueller. The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy and it's unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI.
Mr Comey also said Mr Trump repeatedly sought assurances that he wasn't a target of the Russian Federation investigation.
Comey's sacking shortly after the Feb 14 Trump conversation has raised speculation among critics that the President is attempting to cover up links to Russian Federation - a charge he firmly denies.
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel called the accusation in the Post unfounded and said it "changes nothing".
"There's still no evidence of obstruction, and current and former leaders in the intelligence community have repeatedly said there's been no effort to impede the investigation in any way", McDaniel continued in her statement.
On Wednesday, Mueller met with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee to ensure their parallel investigations remain detangled. In a letter, Republican Sen. Separately, Mr Coats is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session Thursday. Trump cited the memo in firing Comey. "I don't know how anyone can see this as anything but obstruction of justice". Reporter Tony Mauro noted the addition of Dreeben may signal that "Mueller may be seeking advice on complex areas of criminal law, including what constitutes obstruction of justice".
She said it will be the first time that she knows of in Canada that a sitting attorney general has given birth while in office. Fellow legislature members Stephanie McLean and Brandy Payne were both pregnant when they were appointed to cabinet past year .
Doctors in Cincinnati say an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea suffered a severe neurological injury . Warmbier claimed the "pariah regime in North Korea " "terrorized sand brutalized" his son for 18 months.
DANNY WILLETT'S unhappy season continued as the Yorkshireman withdrew from the US Open with an ongoing back injury. Danny Willett looks over his second putt on the 12th green during the first round of the U.S.
Next Monday has also been scheduled for the launch of Brexit talks between the Government and the other 27 European Union nations. Devolved government at Stormont, site of the Northern Ireland assembly, broke down in January and has yet to restart.
The timetable would allow the administration to make its challenge to the new ruling issued on Monday in a case from Hawaii. The new version was created to better withstand legal scrutiny and spelled out more of a national security rationale.
It retains some individual travel under other categories such as religious, artistic and journalistic activities, officials said. The official was speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of Trump's expected announcement about the reversal later in the day.
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Embassy to Israel in Tel Aviv, rather than moving it to Jerusalem as he had promised during the presidential campaign. The long-standing US position is that Jerusalem's fate must be worked out through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
The President has stressed he was not under investigation, and has taken to Twitter to dismiss the entire investigation as a hoax. It was not known whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation was the source of the information.
The highest temperatures are expected Saturday , but ABC 7 predicts that Sunday (aka Father's Day) "will be particularly hot". The National Weather Service is urging people in the Sacramento Valley to beat the heat.
Nadal grabs record-breaking 10th French Open title
The Spaniard beat Wawrinka in straight sets - 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 - to win an unprecedented 10th French Open title, " La Decima ". But again, when I enter the court, I enjoy it and I appreciate to be in the final of Grand Slam here in French Open .
Eliza Dushku gets engaged
The bride-to-be previously shared a selfie of her and Palandjian with their friends in December 2016. Dushku announced the engagement with a post on Instagram and Twitter.
Fired warehouse worker kills five, himself in Florida
Shelley Adams told reporters she spoke Monday with her sister, who works at Fiamma and was in the restroom when she heard a noise. That neighbor also said that Synder normally went into work early in the morning and came home late.