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Congress seeks Comey testimony as Russian Federation turmoil engulfs Trump

20 Mai 2017

"You can't let them get you down", he said.

Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on a key House oversight panel, countered that Ryan and the Republicans had shown "zero, zero, zero appetite for any investigation of President Trump".

There are multiple obstruction of justice statutes on the books.

The White House has been mum since a report came out Tuesday afternoon, alleging that Trump had personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "The President has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations".

King said, "I have real questions here". The act has to be done corruptly.

While in charge at the FBI, Mr Comey was heading an investigation into possible Russian influence on the United States election. "But when you add them all up, you have a very plausible obstruction of justice case, I think".

Any investigation would pay close attention to the timeline. However, he has been a consistent critic of Trump, as well as an opponent of House Republican leadership, and his views are not widely representative.

Ever the paranoiac, Flynn reportedly believes that the investigation into his background is part of a vast conspiracy plot waged against him by whoever's left in government from the Obama administration to keep him out of the White House.

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Flynn left his post in February after media reports that he misled the vice president about his contacts with Russian Federation. The statement describes The New York Times account as "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president on Mr. Comey".

The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The sources cited in the Times report note that Flynn notified the Trump transition team about a month after he himself learned he was under investigation. In addition, Trump is facing pointed questions about his discussions with Russian diplomats during which he is reported to have disclosed classified information.

"It's falling out of the trees, the evidence", he said. They called on the administration "to provide records of interactions with former Director Comey, including any audio recordings".

The degree to which Republicans have continued to ignore or excuse President Donald Trump's reckless behavior, which now can be seen as endangering national security, has not surprised politics-watchers.

'Officially noticed a hearing for next Wednesday at 9:30am ET with former FBI Dir Comey.

The White House has denied the allegation that Mr Trump had tried to influence Mr Comey.

To lawyer Luskin, the talk of criminal charges misses the point. As a political matter, it more and more looks that way.