Pressure on the White House intensified after Trump fired Comey, who had been leading a federal probe into the matter, and allegations that Trump had asked Comey to end the FBI investigation into ties between Flynn and Russian Federation.
Mr Rosenstein did not reveal any more significant details about the Comey firing, his decision to appoint a special counsel or the ongoing Russian Federation investigation during the unusual 90-minute closed briefing with most of the 100 senators, according to interviews with several senators afterward.
The White House has denied the account of the conversation.
"We're going to walk and chew gum at the same time", he said.
In a tweet before the letter became public, Chaffetz promised that the committee will get the memo, "if it exists" and warned: "I have my subpoena pen ready".
Putin said he was pleased with Lavrov's visit to Washington last week but mocked the idea that Trump had shared secrets during the meeting, calling the allegations "political schizophrenia" and saying people spreading them are either "dumb" or "corrupt".
Trump again blows up a careful White House statement with a tweet
In a statement after the Justice Department announcement, Trump said he looked forward to a quick resolution of the matter. He was replaced by Comey in 2013.
"He learned the president's decision to fire him and then he wrote his memo with his rationale", Senator Durbin said.
The people close to Mr. Flynn said he believed that when that warning did not dissuade Mr. Trump from making him national security adviser, the Justice Department opened its investigation into his lobbying work. According to Trump, he did so specifically because of his dissatisfaction with Comey's investigation into the Russian Federation scandal. "I also got a very, very strong recommendation, as you know, from the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein". "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey". He called the suggestion he had done anything potentially worthy of criminal charges "totally ridiculous".
Ryan later read a similar statement to reporters, a rare scripted moment for Ryan that highlighted the seriousness of the matter for Trump and the GOP. "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it".
"I don't think it's in anybody's interested to delay or impede or impair this investigation in any way".
"We need the facts".
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