Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

From crisis to crisis: Trump's struggling presidency


As the White House sought to contain the damage from two major scandals, leaders of two key Senate committees asked the FBI for documents related to former director James B. Comey, who was leading an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election before Trump fired him last week.

Chairman Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia, said they have asked Comey to testify before the panel in both open and closed sessions.

Comey wrote the memo after he met in the Oval Office with Trump, the day after the president fired Flynn on February 14 for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations a year ago with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador in Washington, DC.

"Trump began the discussion by condemning leaks to the news media, saying that Mr. Comey should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information, according to one of Mr. Comey's associates", The New York Times said. The news, which sent another shock wave through Washington, heightened concerns that Trump tried to block the probe into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation, the Globe's Matt Viser reports.

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In a letter to Coates on Thursday, Democratic Sens.

Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert reportedly alerted officials at the CIA and National Security Agency about what had happened in the immediate wake of Trump's revelation.

"I'm hopeful we can reach agreement in a bipartisan fashion on how to move forward in a professional manner", Graham said.

"Last week, the President tweeted a message implying that the White House may have recordings of interactions with Mr. Comey", wrote the ranking members of the committee, seemingly referring to Trump's May 12th tweet warning about "tapes" of conversations with Comey.

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"There are serious concerns that the president may have improperly tried to obstruct an FBI investigation".

This is the latest effort in a newly invigorated push from congressional Republicans to investigate the scandal-plagued White House. They're also asking whether Comey memorialized any other conversations during the Obama presidency or whether he only made a decision to take notes about Trump. The existence of the memo was first reported Tuesday by The New York Times.

President Vladimir Putin says President Trump did not disclose secret information to Russian envoys.

Associated Press writers Vivian Salama and Jill Colvin contributed.

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