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Trump asked intelligence officials to deny evidence of Russian Federation collusion

Trump asked intelligence officials to deny evidence of Russian Federation collusion

Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia's interference with the USA election.

The probe over the Trump administration's links to Russian Federation grew more cloudy yesterday as further "leaks" sought to accuse the president.

During a March 20 House Intelligence hearing featuring then-FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers, Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, invoked Caputo's name as part of a "tarantula web" of links to Russian Federation.

A second bombshell came from the Washington Post, which reported that a federal investigation about Russian contacts with the Trump campaign previous year had reached a current White House official, who was not named.

Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wrote on Twitter on Monday that Comey now wanted to speak to Mueller before he gives public testimony and that a hearing scheduled for Wednesday next week had been postponed.

Trump's Visit To This Jewish Holy Site Wasn't Without Controversy
Education Minister Naftali Bennett used the welcome ceremony to press Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . White House aides have moved to downplay expectations of significant progress on the peace process during the two-day visit.

The Post said the four spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Instead, White House spokesman Sean Spicer has called the president's rhetoric part of his deal-making, contending that Comey had created "unnecessary pressure" on Trump's ability to negotiate with Russian Federation on a range of issues.

White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster underscored that point in an interview that aired Sunday, saying Trump had felt "hamstrung".

"I don't think it was a wise thing to do", he said.

"The president feels as if he is hamstrung in his ability to work with Russian Federation to find areas of cooperation because this has been obviously so much in the news", said McMaster, who was present at the meeting.

"If any president tries to impede an investigation - any president, no matter who it is - by interfering with the FBI, yes, that would be problematic".

Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts
He lost an election in December and only agreed to step down after regional powers sent in troops threatening to force him out. Tambedou said the assets frozen were without exception; all his known properties including his lands, companies and livestock.

President Donald Trump will propose a more than 25 percent cut to food stamp funding in a budget proposal expected Tuesday, according to a report.

"If further reports are accurate that White House staff also tried to persuade personnel at these agencies to help get FBI Director Comey to back off an investigation involving (former national security adviser) Michael Flynn, the specter of possible obstruction has grown larger and more troubling". "If so, that borders on a very serious charge".

From left, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. The source says Comey likely will be limited with what he will be able to say now that the Russian Federation probe is in the hands of Mueller.

Mr. Trump met with.

In Saudi visit, Trump offers contradictions from campaign
He accused Tehran of fuelling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" and called for its worldwide isolation. He said , the biggest victims of terrorism are the "innocent people of Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern nations".


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