Israel Was Source of Classified Intelligence Trump Gave to Russian Federation

Israel Was Source of Classified Intelligence Trump Gave to Russian Federation

The committee's letter to the White House noted Trump's tweets last week suggesting he had "tapes" of his conversations with Comey and included audio recordings in its request for "all White House records memorializing interactions with Mr. Comey relating to the FBI's investigation of alleged ties between President Trump's associates and Russian Federation, or the Clinton email investigation, including all audio recordings, transcripts, notes, summaries, and memoranda".

Trump told Rosenstein that Comey "had to go", said Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin after leaving the all-senators meeting. He said that "any unauthorized disclosure of classified conversations or documents is potentially a violation of law and a serious, serious problem".

On Capitol Hill, Mr Comey was clearly the man in demand, with three committees working to seat him at their witness tables soon, two in the Senate and one in the House.

The New York Times report, which was based on an interview with current and former American officials "familiar with how the United States obtained the information", said the Israelis had previously urged the USA to be careful about the handling of intelligence that Trump discussed.

"As far as I can recall, maybe one month or two months before the Trump administration had an official ban on laptops on airlines from seven Middle Eastern counties and it was connected directly with the terrorist threat, " Lavrov added.

The Russian word "pravda" means truth, while "izvestia" means news.

On Wednesday, Putin attempted to come to Trump's aid.

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Comey testified again May 3, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and had this exchange with Sen.

GRASSLEY: Director Comey, have you ever been an anonymous source in news reports about matters relating to the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation?

When Comey was deputy attorney general, in 2003, he appointed special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald to lead an investigation into whether George W. Bush administration officials illegally leaked the name of Central Intelligence Agency operative Valerie Plame to a journalist. He called Comey "a showboat" and "a grandstander" and said he fired the director because the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in "turmoil".

"I think we've seen this movie before", the Arizona Republican said at a dinner to receive the International Republican Institute's Freedom Award. "This behavior can be deterred, and it's deterred by locking some people up who have engaged in criminal activity".

Congressional panels have been seeking recordings, transcripts and memos, including the memo Comey is said to have written stating that Trump asked him in February to stop the investigation into the president's fired national security adviser, Mike Flynn.

"This was a DOJ decision", Spicer told reporters on May 9, referring to the Department of Justice.

Matthew Miller, a former spokesman for the Justice Department who has been critical of Trump, tweeted on Thursday that Rosenstein's admission was "terrible" because it showed that he "completely compromised DOJ's independence & his integrity". Yes, did I know they were really going to leak it? "Of course, I know how Congress works, but I did not make an announcement at that point".

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