Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

President Trump Is Interviewing These Four People for FBI Director

President Trump Is Interviewing These Four People for FBI Director

Then he asked Comey to back off the FBI's investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to Comey's memo.

Carlos Curbelo appears to have been the first Republican member of Congress to publicly suggest it might rise to an impeachable offense - obstruction of justice - if President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's Russian Federation ties.

"We've made it very clear", Spicer said.

Striking a defiant stance, he added: "You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams. It would be good for the country".

The House and Senate Intelligence Committees have been conducting their own investigations, which have included public and private hearings, dozens of interviews, and many requests for documents. We can only hope.

On Monday evening, the Washington Post reported that Mr Trump had discussed highly secret information that had been provided by the intelligence agency of a USA ally about an ISIS terrorist threat involving the use of laptop computers on aircraft.

It's hard to know at any given point which of the 535 members of Congress first said something.

Last week he told a local TV interviewer: "I think the timing of the firing is indeed suspicious. I want it to end, ' that's one thing", he continued.

While in charge at the FBI, Mr Comey was heading an investigation into possible Russian influence on the U.S. election.

At first his subordinates gave a justification for it that was completely unrelated with interfering with an ongoing proceeding, but then in an interview with Lester Holt of NBC News, Trump basically said that they had all been lying and that the reason he did it was to wind up the Russian Federation investigation because he thought the Russian Federation investigation was a big fake.

"He is flunking all the rules of crisis management", said a Washington lawyer involved in several White House investigations who spoke anonymously. He said he would give the Federal Bureau of Investigation a week and then "if we need a subpoena, we'll do it". Oh, she's just trying to save her swing seat, you say? "The reports that the President shared sensitive intelligence with Russian officials are deeply disturbing". Pence had previously queried Flynn about his pre-inauguration meetings with Russian officials and was told that US sanctions against Russia for election meddling did not come up in the discussion.

Since US intelligence agencies last October accused Russian Federation of trying to swing the presidential election in Trump's favor, questions have swirled about whether some in his campaign colluded with Moscow.

And while the president has been talking with outside advisers about the need to make personnel changes in the White House, an administration official said any potential shake-ups are on hold as his top advisers take an all-hands approach to preparing for a trip that begins Friday and seeing that his jam-packed agenda goes as planned.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a Freedom of Information Act request on Wednesday with the FBI and Department of Justice in an effort to obtain a memo by fired FBI Director James Comey.

Now, we've seen the Republicans fall into line behind Trump too many times to expect swift, definitive action.

Nixon agreed. He told Haldeman and Ehrlichman to meet with Walters, a longtime Nixon loyalist whom the president had placed in the Central Intelligence Agency to monitor its director, Richard Helms, and give him the order to talk to Gray.

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