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Putin Offers Congress Record of Trump's Meeting With Lavrov

Putin Offers Congress Record of Trump's Meeting With Lavrov

Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, weighed in on the Comey memo to Fox News. Warner said his he couldn't think of a "single Republican colleague" he has spoken with who, at least in private, hasn't expressed genuine concern over the reported Comey memo.

Hours after the report came out, GOP House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz demanded that the Federal Bureau of Investigation turn over any and all "memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings" that the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have in its possession. The FBI is investigating to determine whether Trump or his associates colluded with Russian Federation, although no evidence to support the allegation has surfaced.

Mark Warner of Virginia, top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said he would ask Comey for additional material as part of that panel's investigation. But GOP lawmakers have grown increasingly anxious after Trump fired Comey, who had been leading the bureau's probe - and after Comey associates said he had notes from a meeting in which Trump asked him to shut down the investigation into the Russian Federation ties of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

He said: 'The President wasn't even aware of where this information came from - he wasn't even briefed on the source or method of this information either'.

Putin said the controversy was a sign of "political schizophrenia" in the U.S. that was meant to incite "anti-Russian sentiment". Sources close to Comey and who are familiar with the memo said the Times account is accurate. According to John McCain, Trump's scandals are "reaching Watergate size and scale". The White House initially tried to shoot down the story, before Trump himself confirmed it. "There are a lot of unanswered questions".

The FBI, Treasury Department, CIA, and other agencies are "examining evidence of possible contacts, money transfers and business relationships between a variety of Trump associates and Russian officials". "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Comey", the statement continued.

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In that match , Tim took only five games - in Madrid, the Austrian had made the right outputs and had a favorite a serious rebuff. Nadal long held the lead but had been passed during Djokovic's torrid stretch from 2015 through the first half of 2016.

Republicans and Democrats alike were eager to hear from Comey, who has increasingly emerged as a central figure in the unfolding drama.

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", Trump said, according to Comey.

Anxious to paint Trump's first foreign trip as leader as historically weighty, his advisers have scheduled an ambitious programme, with the president taking a whistlestop tour of the world's most important religious sites.

On Tuesday night, Chaffetz was quick to respond to the latest allegations from the Times, telling NBC that it "seems like an extraordinary use of influence to try to shut down an investigation being done by the FBI".

A day earlier, the Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, reported that Trump had shared highly classified intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regarding an Islamic State group terror threat. The FBI's counterterror mission was elevated in those years, as the USA intelligence agencies adjusted to better position America to prevent another attack of such magnitude.

President Trump's disclosure of the information threatened to fray that partnership and piled pressure on the White House to explain the apparently on-the-spot decision to reveal the information to Russian diplomats in the Oval Office.


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