Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after

17 May, 2017, 12:53 | Author: Ora Austin

'I hope you can let this go'. "I have my subpoena pen ready", Chaffetz tweeted.

Despite the White House's denials, the Times described "the existence of Mr. Trump's request" for an investigative slowdown as 'the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump's associates and Russian Federation'. They've just watched over the last ten days, people who went out on a limb on the Comey firing, and said it was the result of the memo from the deputy Attorney General, and had they're limb sawed off by Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNine protesters injured after Trump-Erdogan meeting: "report Sanders: "Trump doesn't fully understand" being president Trump disclosure of classified intel may have endangered spy: "report MORE himself without a flinch".

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he will ask Comey for additional material as part of the panel's investigation.

Mr Comey shared the memos with close associates and senior Federal Bureau of Investigation officials.

Comey was sacked by Trump on May 9.

"If that's accurate, I'm hearing that it's not - to say that we would have some concern would be accurate, that would be troubling", Walker told CNN.

After Tuesday's revelation, the White House said in a statement, "While the President has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the President has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn".

Flynn's resignation came hours after it was reported that the Justice Department had warned the White House weeks earlier that Flynn could be vulnerable to blackmail for contacts with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak before Trump took power on January 20. "And I hope that we can get Comey to come up here and testify".

The FBI said they have no comment on the Times story.

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As for Comey, whom Trump fired last week, the FBI director wrote in a memo after a February meeting at the White House that the new president had asked him to shut down the FBI's investigation of Flynn and his Russian contacts, said a person who had read the memo.

The White House denied Comey's account.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Washington Republican, also said the report raises questions.

Some Democratic lawmakers and former intelligence officials warned that, depending on what exactly Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the lives of those gathering the intel provided by Israel to the US may now be at risk.

Toobin said that if Comey's memo was accurate: "I don't know how anyone can see this comment as anything but obstruction of justice".

"If I thought there was inappropriate behavior by the President, sure", Graham said. He said Comey "should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information". At best, President Trump has committed a grave abuse of executive power.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, discussing the latest developments on the the Senate floor, said: "The country is being tested in unprecedented ways. I say to all of my colleagues in the Senate: history is watching".

In terms of whether Trump actually meant to obstruct an investigation, he says that "motive always matters" especially since this is a case of "he said, he said".

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