Trump faces fallout over Comey appeal, intelligence sharing

Trump faces fallout over Comey appeal, intelligence sharing

He added that Trump made a spur-of-the-moment disclosure to the Russians without being aware of the source of the information. "So I have asked, others have asked, for the tapes to be preserved, if they exist". "There is no collusion". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has suggested there was a broad conversation about common terrorist threats from IS that both Russian Federation and the U.S. faced.

"I think the process is going to move quickly because nearly all of them (candidates) are well-known", Trump said.

"I want to get to the bottom if Russian Federation or anybody is trying to tamper or play with our election", Trump told Fox News' Jeanine Pirro. Democrats will also try to use a procedural maneuver to force a vote on legislation calling for an independent commission to investigate Russian election interference, although they're unlikely to prevail. Critics pointed out that the incident could complicate US relationship with its key allies because USA allies that have special intelligence-sharing relationship with the US would ask why Trump deemed it fit to share with the Russians sensitive intelligence that was being withheld from them.

Less than a week after Trump fired Comey, the administration has interviewed at least eight candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and Trump has said a decision could come before he leaves Friday on his first overseas trip as president.

"That's, frankly, offensive", Spicer said.

Since Trump's inauguration, Chaffetz has pursued an inquiry into Flynn, saying in April that Flynn did not comply with laws concerning the receipt of money from foreign governments. "I was thinking about it then". The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to the president and that Comey refused.

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Asked about how to make up for the loss of European Union money, Abella said Duterte had already attracted huge new sources of funds.

Trump addressed questions over the timing in his interview with Pirro, arguing that there was "no right time" to fire Comey. I think loyalty to the country, loyalty to the USA, is important.

THE FACTS: The initial White House explanation for the firing, that Comey had bungled the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's email practices, persuaded no one.

"If the U.S. administration considers it possible, we are ready to submit a transcript of Lavrov's talk with Trump to the U.S. Senate and Congress, if, of course, the U.S. administration would want this", Putin said during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Sochi. The US president has the authority to share intelligence as he or she sees fit. "I have people brief me on great intel every day".

At least six candidates for the bureau's top spot headed to the Department of Justice on Saturday to interview for the position, which was vacated when James Comey was sacked this week.

At Friday afternoon's White House press briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer did not rule out the possibility of their cancellation.

Watch the "Fox & Friends" interview above. Trump also told reporters Saturday that all of the candidates under consideration are "outstanding", "very well-known" and at the "highest level".

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