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Will Trump block Comey testimony? White House does not know yet

Will Trump block Comey testimony? White House does not know yet

The House intelligence committee says it is issuing subpoenas for Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen - President Donald Trump's former national security adviser and Trump's personal lawyer - as well as their businesses as part of its investigation into Russian activities during last year's election.

Comey was leading a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's USA presidential election and possible collusion by Trump's campaign when the president fired him last month.

Senators expect the former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to testify next week about his conversations with President Trump, congressional officials said on Wednesday, setting up a test of the White House's willingness to cooperate with investigations into Mr. Trump's associates. Reuters reported on Friday that Donald Trump might be considering blocking James Comey's testimony.

FISA and USA surveillance practices have come under increased scrutiny in recent months amid unsubstantiated assertions by President Donald Trump and other Republicans that the White House under former President Barack Obama improperly spied on Trump or his associates.

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What we have learned from Comey associates is that he wrote a memo shortly after a private meeting with President Trump in February, in which Comey recounted Trump saying, "I hope you can let this go".

While the department has compiled a long list of candidates for the White House, there has been no "clear framework or logic for who was interviewed and why", said one of the sources.

Reports that Trump had urged Comey to drop his investigation into Flynn spurred new calls for impeachment, with critics claiming the president obstructed justice. The allegations of Trump's ties to Russian Federation claimed that Russian Federation helped Trump by releasing hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign chief, John Podesta, in exchange for Trump lifting the sanctions crippling Russia's economy. The requests were made by former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, former national security adviser Susan Rice and Samantha Power, the former US representative to the United Nations, according to a congressional staffer, who was not authorized to disclose the information and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Committee aides complained he had acted unilaterally, and the top Democrat on the panel, Representative Adam Schiff, said Nunes' actions violated his recusal decision.

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Will this affect the Russian Federation investigation?

Putin said he had never met Trump but that he agreed relations between their countries had to improve and he was willing to talk with the U.S. leader. Schiff said committee rules allow Nunes to delegate that authority to Conaway.

Sollenberger said any argument in favor of privilege also could be overcome because the investigation is focused on corruption and possible obstruction of justice. "That makes it very hard for him to now claim the right to secrecy", said Rozell.

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