Trump reportedly asked Comey to consider imprisoning members of the press

Trump reportedly asked Comey to consider imprisoning members of the press

"I look forward to this matter concluding quickly".

"Everybody, even my enemies, have said there was no collusion", Trump added, even though some Democrats have voiced concerns about possible collusion and suggested a thorough investigation was necessary.

Trump also used Thursday's joint press conference with visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to decry the FBI's investigation into alleged collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation, describing it as a "witch hunt" and denouncing it for "dividing the country".

More than one million people have signed a petition to impeach Donald Trump as scandals continue to befall the White House. While that alone raised many, many eyebrows, the allegation that Trump pressured Comey to ease up on Flynn is, as the New York Times described it, "the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump's associates and Russian Federation".

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", Trump told Comey during a Februrary meetin in the Oval Office, according to The New York Times.

They asked the White House to turn over 'records of interactions with former Director Comey, including any audio recordings'.

The oversight hearing will happen the same day as the deadline Chaffetz gave the Federal Bureau of Investigation to hand over any documents or recordings related to any conversations between Comey and Trump. The first was sent to former FBI Director James Comey seeking his appearance before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in both open and closed sessions.

Republicans and Democrats alike were eager to hear from Comey, who has increasingly emerged as a central figure in the unfolding drama.

Donald Trump embarks on his first trip overseas as president today amid growing controversy at home over his firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey and the special counsel probe of Russian interference and potential connections to Trump aides.

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Overall, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation , the nation's crime rate fell 50 percent between 1993 and 2015. Sessions has yet to address publicly his recommendation earlier this week that President Trump fire James B.

But Graves said it would be inappropriate to speculate about obstruction of justice - potentially an impeachable offense - before an investigation is completed. "If an investigation comes out and shows that he crossed that line, sure".

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Mr Ryan's spokesman said last night: This entire year-old exchange was clearly an attempt at humor. Cummings also said Comey had indicated in the past that if he were to testify before Congress, he would do so based on his own terms.

USPresident Donald Trump denied any collusion with Russian Federation in the 2016 election but said on Thursday he spoke "for myself", leaving open for the first time the possibility that some of his staff may have been involved.

It was another example of wrongdoing that Mr. Trump and his advisers dismiss as "fake news" invented by the major news media to bring down his presidency. "There's a whole litany of boxes that have to be checked, and a memo's just not going to reach that standard".

Scalise's spokesman Chris Bond released a statement clarifying his position on the Comey debate.

"This is not a time to rush to conclusions without the full facts, and that's why the House Oversight committee has requested the memo in question", Bond said.

Spokespeople for Republican U.S. Sen.

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