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Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee

Mark Warner, D-Va., the committee's vice chairman. Richard Burr, and the ranking Democrat, Sen. The date of the hearing has not yet been set.

Included in Harris' tweet was a link to a New York Times article reporting that Trump had told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during a meeting last week that firing FBI Director James Comey relieved him of "great pressure", presumably because of the bureau's probe into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia.

The reports, emerging just as Trump jetted off to Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip as president, were likely to extend the turmoil engulfing his administration since the May 9 firing of Comey. "That's taken off, '" Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said on Twitter.

The New York Times cited an unnamed United States official as its source for receiving the comments, which had been taken down in notes summarizing the meeting.

Asked point-blank if he'd done anything that might merit prosecution or even impeachment, Trump said no - and then added of the lingering allegations and questions: "I think it's totally ridiculous". It says the president then told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of Russian Federation".

And The New York Times said the U.S. president had told top Russian officials Comey's sacking had relieved "great pressure" on him.

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The US navy had launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on a Syrian airfield after an alleged chemical weapons attack. The Trump administration should have proceeded with the actions it was planning to take against China .

The revelation undercuts President Donald Trump's insistence that his campaign had nothing to do with the Kremlin.

The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.

Trump has reacted furiously to the appointment. He did not provide examples or evidence of any alleged "illegal acts".

The announcement, the latest in the shock-a-day Washington saga, was made by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. But he made clear it was not his intention for Trump or other White House officials to use the document to justify firing Comey, which is what they have done.

In a written statement, Trump insisted anew there were no nefarious ties between his campaign and Russian Federation.

"As the President has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity", the statement said. That would surely include Trump's firing of Comey. Law enforcement officials now consider a senior Trump adviser a "person of interest" in the probe, the Post reported, citing people familiar with the matter. During a commencement address Wednesday at the Coast Guard Academy, he complained bitterly about criticism he's faced.

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The regional debates, or hustings, will take place in Ballinasloe, Dublin, Carlow and Cork over four days next week. He said the country was at an important crossroads and it was important not to make the mistakes of the past.

"No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly", he said.

White House officials did not deny either story, but only stressed that Trump and his staff had no collusion with Russian Federation.

As for the separate report of a "person of interest" under investigation, the Post said the senior White House adviser "under scrutiny" is someone close to the president but did not name the person.

On Capitol Hill, Comey was clearly the man in demand, with three committees working to seat him at their witness tables soon, two in the Senate and one in the House.

In a separate news report on Friday, the Washington Post claimed that a senior White House adviser was a person of significant interest in the investigation into possible ties between Trump's election campaign and Russian Federation.

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Staver, who will arrive in Israel the same day as the president, will lead a team of Christian college students from 30 schools as part of the Covenant Journey outreach.


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