Trump Says He Never Asked Comey to Close Flynn Probe

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Lawmakers from both political parties said they want to hear Comey testify in public, an idea that Comey associates have said he favors.

Putin, who has a long record of seizing on foreign crises to make Russia's voice heard, announced during a news conference in Sochi, Russia, that he has a "record" of the USA president's meeting at the White House with two senior Russian officials and was ready to give it to Congress - so long as Trump does not object. According to the New York Times, which first reported the note's existence, it was written as part of a "paper trail" Comey was creating to document what he saw as the president's improper efforts to influence the investigation.

But I still need to speak with him.evidently has a new #' Chaffetz wrote.

A spokeswoman for Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the Oversight Committee, confirms that their desire to investigate is not limited to the president. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. "I hope you can let this go", the memo reportedly quotes Trump as saying.

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 cloud hanging over the White House mushroomed in February when Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned over concerns about his meetings with Russia's ambassador in Washington.

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The vice president and two spokesmen for the White House said Comey was removed from office on recommendations from Justice Department leaders, who were unhappy with his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in 2016.

Buried in the Times report is a note that Trump asked Comey to consider imprisoning reporters for publishing classified information.

'Officially noticed a hearing for next Wednesday at 9:30am ET with former FBI Dir Comey.

"If the allegations are true, yes", the Michigan Republican said when asked if the allegations are grounds for impeachment. Comey, who noted the request in a memo, was sacked by Trump on 9 May.

Additionally, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he would not comment on The New York Times report, but that he was "happy" with Dermer's statement of support for the US-Israel relationship. That is why Congress needs to focus on establishing the truth about this matter, and soon.

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