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Friend of Trump: Comey was not obligated to tell Congress

Friend of Trump: Comey was not obligated to tell Congress

What have you learned about what the memo says?

The New York Times first reported news of the memo.

The person says the goal of the memos was to keep a record of encounters Comey found odd or troubling.

When asked if he was concerned that Trump could hurt his reelection prospects, Lance replied: "I'm confident that I represent the views of the overwhelming majority of my constituents". But he worries about Trump in this instance and says "he better hope there aren't any tapes".

It's the latest chapter in the continuing saga of President Trump's ties to Russian Federation.

Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday he had an "absolute right" to share facts with Russian Federation, adding he wanted Moscow to be more active in fighting Islamic State militants.

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Trump regaled the crowd with stories about how he agreed to give the Fox News owner cash for a US-Australia charity. White House officials said the US-Australia refugee deal still stood, but remained a "raw nerve" for Mr Trump.

A spokesperson for Burr said that while the committee hasn't seen the memo mentioning Trump's attempt to halt the investigation, "It certainly raises questions and he will follow up on acquiring those facts from credible sources". Would we have heard anything about the memo, or about alleged efforts by the president to influence the Flynn investigation? "He is a good guy. Quit investigating, damn it'".

Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., says he too wants more details, but he also notes that Trump's standing with South Carolina Republicans has "actually grown". Trump didn't just fire Comey.

WOLF BLITZER: Jeffrey Toobin, you're our senior legal analyst, the third sentence in this article of The New York Times says this, "the existence of Mr. Trump's request is the clearest evidence that the President has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and FBI investigation into links between Mr. Trump's associates and Russian Federation. Notes that were taken around the time of the conversation would be, I think, very powerful evidence of what took place during those conversations", he said.

Another day of crisis at the White House further distracted top officials as they prepare Trump for his crucial first overseas trip, which is now all but certain to be overshadowed by the Comey memos, but begins on Friday when the President leaves for Saudi Arabia. At that dinner, on January 27, Trump asked Comey at least two times for a pledge of loyalty - which Comey declined, according to one of Comey's associates.

President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ties between then-White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a Comey memo.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a Bloomberg TV interview that he wished for "a little less drama from the White House". And one thing that's interesting about Comey is, 10 years ago, Comey was at the center of another major issue where he described this dramatic showdown with the Bush administration over warrantless wiretapping.

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James Comey was reportedly asked by Donald Trump to shut down the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The person had seen the memo but was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

"I hope you can let this go", Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the New York Times.

Legal experts point to two opinions written by the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) in 1973 and 2000, both concluding that indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would impermissibly undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions.

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan backed Chaffetz.

However, Franks also said he would like Comey to testify. It's not the only one, but a significant factor that would corroborate James Comey's version of events.

November 12, 2016: During a telephone call with top campaign donors, Clinton blames Comey for her defeat by Trump.

Nine people injured at demonstration outside Turkish Embassy in DC
Turkey views the YPG (the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units) as terrorists and wants to stop them taking more territory in Syria. The altercation outside the ambassador's residence occurred hours after the Trump-Erdogan meeting.

Conversations Comey had with Trump were documented by the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1998 - but ultimately acquitted by the Senate - for charges stemming from his affair with a White House intern and his testimony in another case involving allegations of extramarital sex.


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