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Trump denies he asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

Trump denies he asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

Comey's memo, stemming from a February meeting with the president, has intensified calls for Comey to speak out, and for Congressional Republicans to scrutinize Mr. Trump's White House.

Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says in a tweet that Mueller was a great selection with "impeccable credentials". The Russian leader said he could supply Congress with a transcript of an Oval Office meeting between Mr...

"I believe that's why the deputy attorney general went out and wrote his very very strong letter", he said.

The associates recounted how anxious Comey was about meeting with Trump and recalled conversations in which they brainstormed how to handle moments when the president asked for details of an investigation.

Before he was sacked after just 24 days on the job, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn rejected a military plan seven months in the making to retake Raqqa, Syria, from the Islamic State, a plan that went against the wishes of Turkey - a country whose interests Flynn was being paid $530,000 to represent, McClatchy DC reported Wednesday night.

For months, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had been saying Congress should set up a special congressional committee dedicated exclusively to investigating Russian Federation, but he did not touch on the idea of a special counsel.

Mr Comey, a diligent and generally well-respected Federal Bureau of Investigation director during his tenure, was known to write memos and disseminate them to his friends and allies in and out of the Federal Bureau of Investigation when he encountered situations that he thought were inappropriate.

As the news broke, Burr told reporters: "I think this is a good decision".

The comments by Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings came as Democrats sought to force a House vote to establish an independent commission to investigate Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation. "By having someone like Bob Mueller head whatever investigation assures the American people that there's no undue influence, be it here or be it at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, or within the Justice Department or FBI".

The top Democrat on a key House oversight panel says Speaker Paul Ryan "has shown he has zero appetite for any investigation of President Trump".

After the Justice Department tapped Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to investigate possible coordination between Trump associates and Russia, Sen. "Since he's left government, the old telephone number that I had for him, I haven't been able to get through".


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