Could the Comey memo bring down the presidency?

Could the Comey memo bring down the presidency?

Could the Comey memo bring down the presidency?

Later, the Senate judiciary committee whose subcommittee is also investigating Russian meddling into the United States election, requested that the FBI "provide all memos relating to former FBI Director Comey's interactions with his superiors in both the Trump and Obama administrations", according to a statement.

The "things that have swirled around this White House" - from allegations that Trump shared classified information with the Russian foreign minister to Trump's firing of Comey amid an FBI investigation into the president's associates - are what Kasich feared when he refused to endorse Trump, the OH governor said.

Comey had been invited to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday but never accepted and indicated he would appear at another time.

Asked if Mr Comey should testify at two congressional inquiries into Russian Federation, he said it was up to the committees to decide.

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", the New York Times reported Trump said, citing the Comey memo.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speculated Trump was probably happy to get out of town - "and a lot of us are glad he's leaving for a few days".

All 33 Democrats on the two committees made the call in a joint letter Tuesday that seeks an immediate public hearing with FBI Director James Comey.

"He was using his power to do that, and when James Comey didn't go along with him, when he wasn't his boy, he fired him, which I think is also relevant to the question of what he was trying to do", Gergen said.

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Macron said he's relying on Tusk to "go even further in this work of re-shaping and setting in motion again a European ambition". Juppe welcomed the move, wishing him good luck and telling reporters Philippe has "all the qualities needed for this hard job".

The Flynn investigation was part of a broader probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. "Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey", Trump told anchor Lester Holt.

Defending Trump's actions, officials played down the importance and secrecy of the information, which had been supplied by Israel under an intelligence-sharing agreement, and Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation. The leaders of both committees have said they are prepared to subpoena those materials if necessary. The West Michigan libertarian firebrand is one of two House Republicans supporting Democratic legislation to form an independent commission to investigate allegations into Russian Federation and its reach in the US presidential election. "He was concerned", said the associate, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The White House quickly denied the report, saying in a statement it was "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr Comey".

Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Carol Cratty declined to comment.

Trump did not mention Comey during the almost half-hour address, but seemed to allude to the multiple controversies swirling around him.

Republican senators have also expressed some frustration with questions of credibility now surrounding the White House while simultaneously derailing the GOP agenda and messaging.

The White House has been thrown into turmoil by a succession of stunning allegations against the president, most damagingly that he may have obstructed justice by asking his FBI chief to drop an investigation into one of his top advisors.

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