Sharp questions for Sessions in coming testimony

Sharp questions for Sessions in coming testimony

Comey testified Thursday on Capitol Hill that he believed Trump was trying to get him to drop an investigation of Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and that White House officials spread "lies, plain and simple" to cover up the reason behind Comey's dismissal.

President Donald Trump welcomes Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis to the White House in Washington, Friday, June 9, 2017.

The president declined repeatedly to say whether, as he suggested last month in a tweet, he had recordings of his conversations with Mr Comey. I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time.

Kasowitz called for an investigation of Comey for sharing his account of his meeting with Trump with the New York Times. Dershowitz went on to say that even if we don't like the President having that authority, he has that power and you can't turn a Constitutional power into a criminal act.

But Donald Trump Jr. - the president's eldest son - seemed to confirm Comey's version of events in a Saturday interview on Fox News as he tried to emphasize the fact that his father did not directly order Comey to stop investigating Flynn.

The leaders of the House Russia investigation, Reps.

Trump's personal legal team, led by attorney Marc Kasowitz, is said to be focusing the complaint on Comey's disclosure during his appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he asked a professor at Columbia University law school to pass on memos he wrote about his private interactions with Trump to a reporter. "I'm not going to say 'I want you to pledge allegiance.' Who would do that?"

Among the many telling details in former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's gripping testimony this week, there was this.

During his testimony Thursday, Comey told lawmakers that Trump was not a target in the bureau's investigation into Russian Federation.

Any tapes should be turned over "not only to the Senate Intelligence Committee but [also] to the Special Counsel" tasked with investigating all matters involving Trump and Russian Federation.

For his part, Trump has repeatedly fueled speculation of White House recordings, first alluding to their possible existence in a tweet shortly following his decision to fire Comey. The committee also sent a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos in his possession about the discussions he had with Trump before being abruptly fired last month. Ivanka Trump will also host a 15 CEOs at the White House Wednesday, and the president then welcomes eight governors on Thursday for talks.

In contrast, Comey said he and President Barack Obama only spoke twice in three years, and one of those times was to say farewell.

Of course, those "seagulls" would not have had any idea who Comey was leaking information to about Trump by telephone, just as they did not know he leaked information to Richman.

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