If you ask former FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump told him that he "hoped" the FBI could let go of the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. And President Donald Trump isn't going to have much luck refocusing the nation's attention on his White House agenda this week.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, responding to Trump's statement last week that he would "100 percent" speak under oath about the Comey affair, said he would like the president to testify in public before the Senate.
One example: Comey said Trump got him alone in the Oval Office on February 14, 2017 and asked him to "let this go", a reference to having the FBI back off its investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Trump's aides have dodged questions about whether conversations relevant to the Russian Federation investigation have been recorded, and so has the president.
"No more game playing", Schumer said.
One of the notable disagreements: Some Trump sympathizers heard Comey say that Trump actually wants the FBI investigation into Russia's election meddling to continue, while Trump opponents took Comey's remarks as evidence that Trump wants to obstruct it.
Jeff Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians
During the election, Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump and joined the president many times on the campaign trail. The attorney general has acknowledged two meetings previous year with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.
Collins, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joins Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee who, with their Democratic colleagues, sent a letter to the White House on Friday demanding the president turn over any recordings with Comey within two weeks.
After calling Trump's conversations with Comey before firing him "very inappropriate, " Sen.
"Nonetheless, I'm not wild about the fact that he had these memos leaked, leaked specifically with the intent of prompting the appointment of a special counsel". "You can't run forever", Leahy said in a Twitter message to Sessions.
That wasn't the only slight political surprise over the weekend.
Asked whether the country was in better shape under President Obama's leadership, McCain replied, "yes". But Comey didn't say Trump fired him specifically to curtail the Russian Federation investigation beyond ousting Comey as the leader, and he did tell Congress that Trump never specifically asked him to back up the investigation into Russia's role in the election.
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