Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
USA | By Kelli Rowe

Trump Denies Asking Comey To Close Investigation on Flynn


The issues were that Trump fired Comey who was conducting lawful investigations into campaign ties with Russia, Trump's admission that he considered the investigations before firing Comey and lastly a threatening tweet that Trump sent to Comey.

The Comey memo is likely to raise questions about whether Trump tried to interfere with a federal investigation.

Obama, shortly after last November's presidential election, reportedly warned Trump not to hire Flynn for the national security post, according to news reports - advice the billionaire businessman failed to heed.

Robert Mueller, Comey's predecessor at FBI from 2001-2013, has a lengthy, close and somewhat controversial history with the man suddenly at the center of investigations swirling around Trump.

Monmouth University Poll surveyed a pool of 1,002 adults between May 12 and 17.

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Comey writes that he replied to the president: "I agree he is a good guy".

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

It asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to hand over any notes Comey has of conversations between the White House and Justice Department officials about the Russian Federation probe.

Asked whom he trusts if it's Comey's word against the president's word, Amash said, "I think it's pretty clear that I have more confidence in Director Comey".

The White House said Trump wasn't briefed on the source of the intelligence and didn't know where it came from when he passed it along to the Russians.

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His concerns surfaced again earlier this week after another report revealed that Trump discussed highly classified information while Russian diplomats were visiting the White House. "I hope you can let this go".

In defiant mood, the President added "adversity makes you stronger".

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chair of the House Oversight Committee, is trying to get in touch with former FBI Director James Comey to testify in a public hearing as soon as next week.

The White House was also warned by acting attorney general Sally Yates that Flynn might be blackmailed by the Russians for misrepresenting his conversation with the Russian ambassador to Vice President Mike Pence.

The letter specifically requests any "recordings, transcripts, notes, summaries, and memoranda" related to conversations between Comey and Trump.

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