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Former DOJ Spox: Comey Is Trying To Take Down Trump

19 May 2017

He joked that some US media were acting like communist newspapers in the former Soviet Union and not offering real news.

"As far as I can recall, maybe one month or two months before the Trump administration had an official ban on laptops on airlines from seven middle Eastern counties and it was connected directly with the terrorist threat", Lavrov added.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he's confident a sweeping overhaul of the USA tax system can be accomplished this year, batting aside a question about a possible delay as Washington reels from turmoil surrounding President Donald Trump.

Texas Republican Mike Conaway and California Democrat Adam Schiff say they will continue to work with the FBI as the investigation moves forward.

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Comey's memos - which reportedly detail a request from Trump to "let go" of the bureau's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn - are in hot demand by multiple committees on the Hill. Richard Burr of North Carolina.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday mocked US news reports suggesting President Donald Trump inappropriately shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. Burr said the panel's members were not surprised and that "we'll figure out on Gen. Flynn what the next step, if any, is". Trump ripped the appointment of Mueller in a tweet Thursday morning, saying it is "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"

Trump is responding to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead a probe of allegations that Trump's campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to sway the election.

"With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!" he said, without providing evidence for those claims. Trump later deleted and retweeted that statement to correct the spelling of "counsel".

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The Department of Justice threw a curveball into the mix late Wednesday with the announcement that former FBI Director Robert Mueller had been appointed special counsel on the Russian Federation investigation, taking it over from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. "When I made that decision I actually thought it would be a bipartisan decision because you look at all of the people on the Democratic side, not only the Republican side, that were saying such awful thing about Director Comey".

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Former DOJ Spox: Comey Is Trying To Take Down Trump