Trump's mishandling of intelligence secrets could affect cooperation over N. Korea: congressman

Trump's mishandling of intelligence secrets could affect cooperation over N. Korea: congressman

The scope of that impropriety is underlined by the reported fact that the president apparently wanted to convey his desire - his implicit instruction? - that the Flynn investigation be ended behind closed doors, with no other witnesses.

In the hopes that the FBI does voluntarily turn over the information that Chaffetz has requested, Chaffetz sent a letter to the acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe in which he asks that "no later than May 24, 2017, all memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the President".

Mr Trump met Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, and the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, at the White House on Wednesday last week. Trump told The Associated Press by telephone after the meeting that he "learned a lot" but declined to say whether he accepted their conclusion about Russian Federation. This is happening as ranking members of both the Senate Intelligence Committee and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform have demanded that the Federal Bureau of Investigation turn over any memos of conversations between Comey and Trump.

Putin slammed critics who spread allegations about Trump's ties with Russian Federation. Central to them is the idea of intent or bad goal, or what Trump may have been thinking when he allegedly told Comey in February that "I hope you can let this go".

The commotion around Trump's statements on Flynn has somewhat obscured his no less chilling request that Comey jail journalists for publishing information based on leaks - something that has never happened in the history of this country.

Angry over the steady stream of leaks from within his administration, he suggested that Comey jail journalists for publishing classified information and expressed his hope that the FBI director would drop the ongoing investigation into Flynn. Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, Comey says that to charge Clinton would have been unwarranted and mere "celebrity hunting".

A report by the Huffington Post states that Jason Chaffetz is ready to send a subpoena for the James Comey memo that allegedly claims President Trump asked the former FBI director to stop the investigation into Michael Flynn.

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Party spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Valls had not applied to the party's selection committee and had 24 hours left to do so. It also jumped to a one-year high of 124.58 yen.

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The White House denied the account. But the swirling questions about his conduct were clearly on his mind when he told graduates at the US Coast Guard Academy in CT that "no politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly". The candidate who threatens to jail his opponent easily becomes the president who instructs his FBI director to close an inconvenient investigation. "In order to gain that credibility, it may be that we need to look to an independent commission or special prosecutor", she continued. "But when you add them all up, you have a very plausible obstruction of justice case, I think".

The intensifying drama comes as Trump is set to embark Friday on his first foreign trip, which had been optimistically viewed by some aides as an opportunity to reset an administration floundering under an inexperienced president.

Republican Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr on Tuesday said the burden on proof is on the New York Times, which first reported the Comey memo, to publish it.

The memo could border on "the legal definition of obstruction of justice", he said.

According to the Times, Comey wrote in the February memo that Trump told him Flynn had done nothing wrong. Comey said he replied that "I agree he is a good guy" but said nothing to Trump about limiting the investigation.