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Justice Official Knew Trump Would Fire Comey, Senators Say

20 May 2017

That wide net would capture in particular memos reportedly alleging the President asked Comey to back off his investigation of former national security advisor General Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russian officials and instead suggested he consider imprisoning journalists publishing leaks of classified information.

Amash, a member of the hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus and chairman of the Liberty Caucus, has been calling for an independent commission to investigate the Trump administration's alleged ties to Russian Federation.

Amash is a member of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus who has already has called for an independent commission to investigate.

"No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly", he said. She shared that she was sure the memo about Trump asking Comey to drop the investigation into Mike Flynn really exists.

Asked what he thinks of the Trump presidency, Putin said it's up to the American people to judge and his performance can be rated "only when he's allowed to work at full capacity", implying that someone is hampering Trump's efforts.

Trump's ex-adviser Flynn will not honor Senate subpoena
The committee-which is investigating Russian interference in November's presidential election-issued the subpoena last week. Flynn was ousted in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri told reporters gathered outside the briefing room that Rosenstein had "acknowledged that he learned Comey would be removed prior to him writing his memo", despite the White House initially insisting that Trump fired Comey on Rosenstein's recommendation.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Republican chairman of the House oversight committee, sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday requesting that it turn over all documents and recordings that detail communications between Comey and Trump.

No less a commentator than Russia's Vladimir Putin called the dramatic charges swirling around Mr Trump evidence of "political schizophrenia spreading in the US".

Mr Mueller's broad mandate gives him not only oversight of the Russian Federation probe, but also "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation". Ryan stuck to that line and told reporters on Wednesday he still has confidence in Trump.

"We need the facts", Ryan said. "It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president", Ryan said.

What do Trump's golf courses, presidency have in common? 'Quality,' says Spicer
Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to Bush, said that since the trip would be Trump's first overseas, the stakes were higher. Aides complain that the president has made them look like "liars" and worry that the White House's credibility is in shreds.

Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply: "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House".

There was no word on what that record might entail, a question many were likely to raise in light of Mr Trump's recent warning to Mr Comey that he had "better hope" there were no tapes of a discussion they'd had. "So there are a lot of unanswered questions".

Israel was the source of the classified intelligence President Donald Trump allegedly disclosed to Russian senior officials during a meeting at the White House last week, according to a new report by The New York Times.

Republican Senator John McCain, who has called for the creation of a special bipartisan congressional panel to investigate the Russian Federation matter, compared the controversies enveloping Trump to the Watergate scandal that forced Republican President Richard Nixon to resign in 1974. I think it shows division, and it shows that we're not together as a country.

In a letter to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Tuesday, the Republican chairman of a House oversight committee, Jason Chaffetz, set a May 24 deadline for the FBI to produce all relevant material relating to any communications between Comey and Trump.

Alexis Sanchez brace keeps alive Arsenal's top-four fight
A 4-1 win at Stoke kept the Gunners in contention for a top four finish and a 21st consecutive season of elite European football. They will be back in the Champions League next season and Wenger believes they face a battle to defend the trophy.

Justice Official Knew Trump Would Fire Comey, Senators Say