Many in GOP unshaken by Comey's testimony against Trump
17 June, 2017, 05:48
He branded the president a liar and said Trump urged him to abandon the investigation into the former national security adviser Michael Flynn, an allegation Trump has denied.
He also seized on Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release contents of memos he'd written documenting his conversations with the president to a reporter.
That's according to a person close to the legal team who agreed to speak ahead of the filing on condition that the person's name is not used.
A trio of Trump "formers" have always been on the radar of Hill investigators, but interest has lagged somewhat as more prominent figures like Kushner and Sessions have risen.
"I don't think it's for me to say" whether Trump committed obstruction, Comey demurred, "but that's a conclusion I'm sure the special counsel will work toward, to try and understand what the intention was there and whether that's an offense".
Former FBI director James Comey's scathing testimony has boosted the case for obstruction of justice charges against President Donald Trump, legal experts say. During his Congressional briefing organised by the powerful Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday, Comey confessed that he leaked the information about his interaction with the U.S. president.
Trump insisted Friday he didn't pressure Comey.
Pelosi is assessing the president this way: "I'm concerned about his fitness for office".
The House intelligence committee sent a letter Friday asking White House counsel Don McGahn whether any tape recordings or memos of Comey's conversations with the president exist now or had existed in the past.
Comey testified last week to the Intelligence committee. Susan Collins tells MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that she found him "credible, candid and thorough".
President Trump, however, refused to say whether his private conversations with Comey were taped. "No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker", Trump said.
Asked if he would make that denial under oath, he said: "100%". The other news was that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director leaked a memo to the press, as if his altruistic reasoning makes him any different from Edward Snowden.
"It's my judgment that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", Mr Comey said towards the end of more than two hours of testimony before the Senate intelligence committee.
Former FBI director James B. Comey's blockbuster testimony was as conclusive as a stale hanging chad.
Trump made the remarks while responding to questions on Comey's explosive testimony in which he accused the president of trying to stop a probe into the alleged Russian interference in the USA elections a year ago.
President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 9, 2017.
He'll also be participating in an infrastructure event at the Department of Transportation and holding meetings with his Romanian counterpart before departing for New Jersey, where he'll spend the weekend at one if his properties. Comey also bluntly accused the White House of spreading "lies, plain and simple". He hinted that reporters would be "disappointed" in the answer.
He asserted that nothing in Mr Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice.
Facing a Senate committee Thursday, Comey portrayed Trump as dismissive of the FBI's independence.
Comey, who was leading the FBI investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election when Trump fired him last month, said in prepared remarks to the Senate intelligence committee Thursday that Trump told him in a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office in February, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".
Bleeding from his leg, he said he ran as fast as he could and jumped into the first base dugout with Rep. We were sitting ducks. "I got shot this morning at the baseball fields but I am in the hospital and ok.
An excited Bynes stated. that she can now make her own patterns and has future plans to start her own clothing line. In August 2016 she returned to her Twitter account , which had largely been dormant, to update fans on her life.
Warmbier, 22, a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, arrived in the U.S. on Tuesday evening, witnesses said . He had not been seen in public since, and Swedish diplomats, representing USA interests, had been denied consular access to him.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will replace Sessions at the appropriations committees' hearing Tuesday. Leahy took to Twitter on Saturday night and Sunday morning to inform Sessions that he can't run forever.
Detroit puts the players in the shoes of a robot who starts to question their reality and what it means to be human. Detroit: Become Human is being developed by Quantic Dream and will release exclusively on the PlayStation 4.
In addition, OPEC is allowing Iran to continue to increase its production levels up to 3.797 million barrels per day. Some were already concerned about rising production from Libya and Nigeria , which are exempt from the agreement.
The actions, however, are far from a full rollback of the policies Obama champion in the latter half of his administration. He told CNN a year ago that he would like to open a hotel in Cuba "at the right time, when we're allowed to do it".
Central Command and the U.S's largest air base in the region and hosting branches of prestigious Western universities. Saudi's allies also welcomed " President Trump's leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism".
Several reports have suggested that when Samsung releases its Galaxy Note 8 later this year, it'll come with the Snapdragon 835 . Both the listings, as usual, don't reveal much about the device except that the SM-A450F will ship with Android 7.1.1 onboard.
Turkey's FM heads to Riyadh to mediate the Qatar crisis
Kuwaiti Amir His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah made trips to Doha , Riyadh and Abu Dhabi to break the deadlock. Also, the Pentagon has just signed off on a delivery of F-15 fighter jets to Qatar , allegedly worth $ 12 billion .
Vice president to travel to Central and South America
Pence has not come under any particular scrutiny over the course of the Department of Justice Russia investigation. Kasowitz and his spokesman have served as public attack dogs in defense of Trump in the Russian Federation matter.
Chelsea to host Burnley in Premier League season opener
In comparison to last season, Tottenham's Premier League fixture list after competing in Europe is much kinder this time around. They struggled there in Europe last season and lost 4-2 to Chelsea there in the FA semi-final earlier this year.
Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 60 hits and 27 RBI while Nomar Mazara and Rougned Odor have combined for 96 hits and 58 RBI. Entering the Rays' 9-5 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday, he led the league in hits (70) and batting average (.345).
Katy Perry ashamed for having suicidal thoughts
There's no telling whether this virtual all-access Katy Perry pass will boost album sales, but people do seem riveted. Katy Perry just puts more extravagant outfits " then replied the interpreter of I kissed a girl .
Adam West, who played 1960s-era Batman, dies at 88
He later lent his voice to shows like Adult Swim's " Robot Chicken " and Disney Channel's "Jake and the Neverland Pirates". West once said that he played Batman "for laughs, but in order to do [that], one had to never think it was amusing ".