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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump's Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

19 May 2017

Mentions of the "I-word" picked up in the halls of Congress on Wednesday as Democrats' reactions to President Donald Trump's reported interference in the FBI's Russian Federation investigation ranged from impeach now to wait until more facts come out.

The Judiciary Committee letter to the White House mentioned the Times article, saying "the article alleged that Mr. Comey had memorialized a conversation with the President in which the President made statements that have been interpreted as asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation to clear Mr. Flynn of alleged wrongdoing". Yet U.S. allies and some members of Congress have expressed alarm.

Ryan said Congress needs to get the facts, but "it is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president".

Like a good lawyer speaking out for his client, Eggleston had a quick comeback, which drew an uproar from the audience: Obama "was talked to by the White House counsel after that".

"Comey lost confidence of nearly everyone in Washington, Republicans and Democrats alike".

President Donald Trump gives commencement address at Coast Guard Academy
It's a time for him to get it together, get back to work on behalf of the American people and the voters who are counting on him. Trump said that as he travels, he will carry with him the inspiration the young cadets provided that day.

During a commencement address at the US Coast Guard Academy, Trump urged graduating cadets to follow his example and "fight, fight, fight. And that includes the President of the United States of America", Green said on the House floor. Adversity makes you stronger.

Former FBI Director James Comey "most definitely" wants to testify before Congress - and wrote other memos in addition to the one claiming President Trump asked him to drop an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a source familiar with Comey's thinking told CBS News' Andres Triay.

Asked whether Trump's actions could be an impeachable offense, Lynch referred to the federal statue against improperly obstructing an investigation.

In an off-camera briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly refused to comment on specific allegations but at one point appeared to confirm intelligence was passed on.

"We need the facts".

UK inflation climbs to higher than expected 2.7%
But the combination of sterling's fall and higher oil prices are pushing up inflation across the board for consumers and businesses.

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said Tuesday the recent developments are reaching a Watergate levels.

The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, also asked the White House to provide any recordings, if they exist, detailing interactions with Comey that relate to the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election or the Clinton email scandal.

The former officials, both now in private practice, had been invited to speak at a panel on presidential power hosted by The Federalist Society, a conservative group that was key in helping Trump select and install Justice Neil Gorsuch on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, it's everyone else's fault but Trump's that the White House's credibility has taken a severe beating nationwide, while the president's approval ratings continue to plunge to new lows.

The intensifying drama comes as Trump is set to embark Friday on his first foreign trip, which had been optimistically viewed by some aides as an opportunity to reset an administration floundering under an inexperienced president.

Ofcom wants to make it easier for people to switch mobile operator
Customers would be able to follow this process whether they were taking their mobile number with them or not. The body has released a consultation on today's proposals , which is open until 30 June.