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Texas Sen. John Cornyn Drops Out Of Running For FBI Chief

Texas Sen. John Cornyn Drops Out Of Running For FBI Chief

The source says Comey was concerned. A small number of FBI agents were made aware of the memo and the conversation, and agents kept working on the investigation. A memo that Comey wrote after the meeting, which became public May 16, says Trump asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into Flynn and his Russian Federation ties.

Trump also enlisted his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, to help contain the fallout from the latest set of damaging revelations about the administration's relationship with Russian Federation. New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump asked fired FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn.

Comey's bombshell account of the February conversation is the latest headache for a White House increasingly in turmoil. Comey documented that meeting in a memo, as is his practice.

Comey's memo, an apparent effort to create a paper trail of his contacts with the White House, would be the clearest evidence to date that the president has tried to influence the investigation.

"The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations", the White House said.

"If, in fact, the President asked Comey to drop the investigation, it may have been inadvertent, but that was an attempt to obstruct justice", he said. "Telling the FBI director to close down an investigation of your senior campaign adviser for his activities during your campaign for president, if that's true, that is obstruction of justice". Lindsey Graham, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.

This is a distraction from fulfilling the agenda that we set out as Republicans and conservatives to move our country forward, and that's what I ran for Congress to do. What have you learned about what the memo says?

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SHAPIRO: This is a big mystery about whether or not there are tape recordings. The South Carolina Republican chairs the Judiciary subcommittee with oversight over the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, called the memo a "smoking gun" and did not rule out impeachment.

SHAPIRO: And what's the White House saying about this?

Senate Democratic Minority leader Chuck Schumer meanwhile delivered an ominous warning as he sought to pile pressure on Republicans who have been serving as a shield for Trump.

"The country is being tested in unprecedented ways". At best, President Trump has committed a grave abuse of executive power.

"We are witnessing an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time", Connecticut Sen.

SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Ari, this story was initially broken by The New York Times, and important details have now been confirmed by NPR's own Carrie Johnson.

"I think Director Comey should testify before Congress as soon as possible", Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., a moderate lawmaker from a swing district said Tuesday evening.

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We need to hear testimony immediately from Director Comey-in public.

Meadows also told reporters that if memos exist, Congress should have access to them. "I just want to understand it better".

Top staff, including Pence, left the White House to attend a fundraiser for the America First Policies PAC at a Washington steak house, Del Frisco's.

Still, there's also a witness: Comey.

A source familiar with Cornyn's thinking said the senator felt "obligated" to consider the job because a friend, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asked him to, and Trump called and asked him to think about it.

Since launching his bid for the presidency in June 2015, Trump has repeatedly railed against media organizations and specific reporters, accusing them of being dishonest or corrupt.

Nikki Haley tells countries to choose between US, North Korea
Moon has repeatedly vowed efforts to resume the denuclearization talks stalled since late 2008. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, talks with Matt Pottinger, Special Assistant to U.S.


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