NY Times: Trump Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before Hiring Him

NY Times: Trump Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before Hiring Him

NY Times: Trump Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before Hiring Him

The Speaker's remarks come one day after the New York Times reported that ousted FBI Director James Comey had written a memo in February stating that President Donald Trump asked him to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Sen. Charles Grassley, the chairman of the committee, and Democratic Sen.

A US Senate panel investigating Russia's interference in America's elections and possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign team Wednesday requested that sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey testify before its members, while the Senate Judiciary Committee asked to receive any memos Comey may have written about conversations with Trump.

Trump is facing a growing number of Democratic law makers who have called for a special prosecutor to conduct an independent investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russian Federation, to urging impeachment proceedings for the president.

He also posted a video clip of his appearance with the president of Turkey, who has imposed an authoritarian crackdown on his people.

The includes the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing a lawful investigation into possible campaign ties to Russian influence.

But a leading U.S. Republican politician said he would have little faith in any notes Putin might supply.

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So who's to blame? Pence "wants to support House and Senate members who are helping pass the president's agenda". Pence takes umbrage at the very mention of the idea, according to people who have heard him speak about it.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel shows the investigation into Russian meddling in last year's USA election "will continue". The committee also asked for White House records of any recordings of Comey from McGahn, since the president suggested in a tweet last week that there might be recordings of his meeting with Comey.

In 1998, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in In re Lindsey that White House deputy counsel Bruce Lindsey could not assert attorney-client privilege to avoid testifying before a grand jury investigating President Bill Clinton's administration.

Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah said late Wednesday that Mueller is a "great selection".

House Republicans have mixed reactions to the surprise announcement that the Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign in 2016. King says, "I'm anxious with all special counsels because there's no control over them and they can abuse their power".

In the 1990s, Democrats insisted that independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who investigated former President Bill Clinton, overstepped his authority.

President Putin deployed his trademark sarcasm on Wednesday to make clear he thought the accusation that Trump had divulged secrets absurd.

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