emfizz.com
emfizz.com May 23, 2017


Trump kept pushing Comey for information on Russian Federation investigation, kept wanting loyalty

20 May 2017, 08:18 | Gladys Abbott

Combative public hearings. Damaging leaks.

In conversations with allies inside and outside the White House, Trump, who rarely assumes blame for the crises he creates, has criticised his staff as serving him poorly.

The turmoil will hobble their ability to enact legislation and could ultimately jeopardize their hold on Congress.

Taken at face value, the report does not appear to be referring to Flynn: the Post specifically said the person of interest is a "current" member of the president's team, who is close to Trump.

Some Democrats have alleged that Trump fired Comey in order to blunt the Russian Federation probe. That is fundamentally a counterintelligence investigation, but Mr. Mueller will be under pressure to bring criminal indictments of some kind to justify his existence.

- President Trump is heading to the Middle East Friday to begin his first overseas trip as Commander-in-Chief.

Several White House advisers and personal associates of President Donald Trump have urged him to hire an experienced outside lawyer to help him deal with issues arising from a surging controversy over whether his campaign had ties to Russian Federation, according to several people briefed on the conversations.

But any break in attention to the topic is likely to be short-lived.

Wittes also exposes some possible tension between Comey and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recommended to Trump that Comey be fired.

Senate panel requests any memos, tapes from Comey-Trump meetings
The way Lavrov's meeting with Trump came about has also raised questions over whether the US president had been played. The Justice Department today issued the text of Rosenstein's opening remarks for the briefings on Capitol Hill.


Sabine Oil & Gas Corp (FST) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.22
TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This piece was published by Sports Perspectives and is the property of of Sports Perspectives. Parallel Advisors LLC bought a new position in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. during the fourth quarter worth approximately $116,000.


Trump tells Russians about firing Comey
And that the reason behind Comey's dismissal was how irritated Trump had become over ... the Russian Federation investigation. Seth Moulton tweeted on Friday . "This renewed my confidence that we should not have confidence in this administration".


"The entire thing has been a witch hunt and there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign - but I can always speak for myself - and the Russians".

He said he learned on May 8 that Trump meant to remove Comey and "sought my advice and input".

The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.

Two days after Trump became president, Comey attended a ceremony that Trump hosted honoring law enforcement officials and tried to blend in with the curtains to avoid being noticed by the president, according to a report by The New York Times. However, that is not what Trump actually said, according to the remarks as reported by the Times.

For Republicans, it is a crisis that will drag on. During the meal, Trump reportedly asked Comey for a pledge of personal loyalty.

"I hate to see anything that divides. The Republicans have to prepare for a long period of torture". Rosenstein said Comey "usurped" the authority of the Justice Department, first with his July 2016 press conference outlining Clinton's alleged offenses and recommending no charges, and second with his October call to notify Congress the probe was being reopened.

About this item, Spicer said, "As the President has stated before, a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity". Frank Keating; Richard McFeely, a former top Federal Bureau of Investigation official; and acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe.

The president has nonetheless seemed to defend his former adviser. "What if it doesn't come in 2018, especially since midterm elections are approaching?" But lawmakers indicated after the Rosenstein briefings that the special counsel-led probe will look at all these factors.

"With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!" Kushner suggested to Trump shortly after a special counsel was named that he should consider striking back forcefully, people briefed on the deliberations said.



Other News

Trending Now

Boeing said scrambling to save big Canada fighter jet deal
The Liberals say the Super Hornets, which internal estimates suggest could cost as much as $2 billion, are urgently needed. Boeing is calling for countervailing duties of 79.41 per cent and anti-dumping charges of 79.82 per cent.

Nex Machina launches in June
Nex Machina is a bit of a different best, looking more along the lines of a mash-up between Alienation and Resogun . The new shooter titled Nex Machina from Housemarque will release on 20th June on both PS4 and PC.

Special Counsel Part of Biggest 'Witch Hunt' in US History
Manafort is Trump's former campaign chairman, and has been an important focus of the United States investigation of Trump's associates and Russian Federation.

US to renew sanctions waivers on Iran Wednesday
The Trump administration will have to waive more sanctions next month if it wants to stick by the nuclear deal. The notification of waivers follows a finding in April that Iran is complying with its side of the deal.

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to 'sexting' with minor
Hours after the court hearing, Abedin filed for divorce, the New York Post reported, citing court filings. The Democrat will appear in court at 11 a.m., the USA attorney's office in Manhattan said.

GOP senator on Comey memo: 'Republicans can't be OK with this'
Committee chair Jason Chaffetz said Wednesday that Comey has been asked to testify at the hearing. "No, no. Next question", he said, speaking at a press conference with the Colombian president.

Will Smith hails 'benefit' of Netflix amid criticism of Palme d'Or nominations
The row centres on strict rules that restrict subscription services from online streaming in France until three years after a movie goes on general release.

Trump slams Comey, once more dismisses Russian Federation probe as "witch hunt"
Once that tweet was deleted, it no longer showed up on our site, so we replaced it with the new one with the corrected spelling. It is a candid internal memorandum about the FBI Director's public statements concerning a high-profile criminal investigation.

McIlroy withdraws from BMW PGA Championship with rib injury
Rory McIlroy will sit out the European Tour flagship event next week to make sure a recurring rib injury heals. McIlroy believes the injury surfaced again from long practice sessions leading to The Players Championship.

Kerry Washington, 'Scandal' Cast Reflect on Finale and Shondaland's Legacy
Alexander throws herself into the scene with such gusto, it's all the more disappointing that she can't make the material fly. After a failed effort, Olivia, tells Mellie she's in jeopardy and tells her a public inauguration may be out of the question.