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Senate committees want Comey memos; intelligence panel asks him to testify

Senate committees want Comey memos; intelligence panel asks him to testify

"Asked to comment on the controversy surrounding the reported intelligence-sharing, he said media have reported that "the secret" Trump told him was that "'terrorists' are capable of stuffing laptops, all kinds of electronic devices, with untraceable explosive materials". The public session could prove explosively damaging to Trump if the contents of the Comey's memo are even close to the New York Times' reporting of it.

Trump said that Comey "was very unpopular with most people" and said that he was expecting more widespread praise for the firing.

Democratic lawmakers have demanded that the Justice Department name a special prosecutor to investigate potential ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. "Not with me, not with representatives of Russia's special services".

Mr Mueller was appointed Federal Bureau of Investigation director by George W Bush in 2001 and served for much of Barack Obama's tenure, making him a savvy choice that has won bipartisan support. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who served under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, will lead that investigation.

Lawmakers from both parties welcomed the appointment, describing Mueller as nonpolitical, fiercely independent and fair.

"This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" The Flynn investigation was part of a broader probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.

Trump said it was "ridiculous" to think he may have done anything worthy of criminal charges or impeachment. "Zero", Trump said at a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

"I think it's totally ridiculous", the president replied. Rep. Dana Rohrabacker (R-Calif.) has a long history of supporting Russian Federation.

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The ACLU has also called for the appointment of a special prosecutor and the creation of a select congressional committee to investigate the Trump campaign's relationship with Russian Federation.

During the exchange, Ryan was adamant that the conversation would stay "off the record".

The US President also said there was no collusion between himself and Russian Federation.

Notes taken by Comey reveal that Trump pressured him to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn, according to associates of the fired FBI chief.

He added, "When I made that decision, I actually thought that it would be a bipartisan decision because you look at all of the people on the Democratic side, not only the Republican side, that were saying such awful things about Director Comey". At the time, there was some talk that a new "grand bargain" between the two nuclear powers might put an end to the growing, cold war-like tensions between them.

Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary to President George W. Bush, blamed Trump for creating an environment that promotes leaks, saying that starts at the top.

Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, also a property developer who has become a trusted aid to his father-in-law, have maintained extensive business interests.


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