Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping

White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping

It has been reported that Comey plans to talk about conversations in which Trump pressured him to drop his investigation into former national security advisor Mike Flynn, who was sacked for failing to disclose conversations with Russian officials.

Putin again denied any Russian involvement in the USA presidential election and any knowledge of Russian contacts with the Trump campaign.

The White House director of legislative affairs says the ongoing investigations into possible links between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's campaign have undoubtedly detracted from the administration's agenda.

Blunt, appearing on FOX News on Sunday, said Trump should not claim executive privilege to keep Comey from testifying. However, she says Trump will not take that step in order to ensure a "swift and thorough examination of the facts" related to Comey's firing and the multiple investigations into Russia's election meddling.

Democrats who argue that Trump has already behaved in a manner tantamount to obstructing justice meanwhile jumped on Trump's comment in an NBC interview in May that he was thinking of the Russian Federation probe when he fired Comey.

The meeting with McCabe was not primarily about Comey's testimony, the senators said.

While acknowledging no "smoking gun at this point", Warner said he wants "to know what kind of pressure, appropriate, inappropriate, how many conversations he had with the president about this topic".

News has yet to confirm whether or not they will carry the hearing live. WH staffer: Trump was furious when advised he couldn't use executive privilege to stop Comey testimony. via nbcnews- Jon Cooper (joncoopertweets) June 5, 2017 The stakes are high when Comey stands before a Senate committee on Thursday. The public hearing is expected to shed light on his private conversations with Trump in the weeks before his dismissal, including any discussion about the Flynn investigation. Trump has denied doing that, emphatically saying, "no, no, next question" when asked about it at a news conference last month. "That's it. I didn't even really talk to him".

"President has never asked Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn".

The Senate Intelligence Committee sent Comey a letter asking him to testify in front of both open and closed sessions of the committee in May.

"We need to hear directly from Mr. Comey on these important issues", Collins told "Face the Nation".

"We renew our resolve, stronger than ever before, to protect the United States and its allies from a vile enemy that has waged war on innocent life".

The president later called Comey "a showboat" and "a grandstander".

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