Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure on him

Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure on him

Well, according to a new report from The Washington Post, people familiar with the investigation say that a current senior administration official has been identified as a person of interest in the probe.

On Friday, members of Congress said, Rosenstein clearly defined his role in Comey's dismissal, telling the assembly that while he had written a memo criticising Comey's flouting of Justice Department rules for his public revelation of aspects of the Hillary Clinton email probe, it was not intended as a justification for firing Comey.

Citing two unidentified sources, CNN reported that White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures in an effort to prepare for what officials still believe is a distant possibility that Trump could have to fend off attempts to remove him from office.

Trump boarded Air Force One Friday without making any comment about the future leadership of the law enforcement agency. The person may be cooperating or have information of use to investigators.

Two more bombshell reports published Friday afternoon delivered a one-two punch to the Trump White House regarding the investigation into its potential ties to Russian Federation, capping off a week where each day dealt a fresh blockbuster blow to the administration.

Trump told senior Russian officials, in the Oval Office, that he fired Comey to relieve the pressure of an investigation into whether their government was colluding with his campaign.

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According to the NY Times, the surfaced document claimed Trump told the Russians "I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was insane, a real nut job", Mr. Trump said, according to the readout of the document provided to the Times. It says the president then told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". Plus, the more bumbling Trump does in handling the Russian Federation investigation, the harder it is for Moscow to have any meaningful dialogue with Washington.

Days after he won the United States presidential election last November, Donald Trump announced the nomination of Sessions as attorney general. They said in the statement the hearing would be scheduled after the 29 May Memorial Day holiday in the US. The remaining 6 per cent had "mixed feelings".

Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, did not dispute the account. Initially, he appeared to welcome the Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel to probe possible ties between Russian Federation and his 2016 presidential campaign.

When he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month, Comey defended his decision to reveal that the agency was restarting its probe into Hillary Clinton's email use just days before last year's election while not disclosing a separate probe into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Instead he made the case that it was Comey's behavior, not the Russian Federation investigation itself, that Trump meant had generated "pressure": "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation".

This development comes on the heels of former FBI Director Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel for the investigation. Now, Mueller will reportedly examine the possibility of a cover-up. "That's taken off." Mr. Trump added, "I'm not under investigation". "That's taken off, '" Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said on Twitter.

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