Trump huddles with lawyers as Russian Federation investigation moves forward

Pauline Gross
May 19, 2017

"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. "The president must be impeached". "No" to a question about whether he had asked the FBI to drop an investigation into his former national security adviser.

"The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations", said the statement.

Yesterday he tweeted that the probe of Russian collusion was "the single greatest witch hunt" in U.S. history.

President Donald Trump says the USA media is conducting the "the greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history".

It was a full flip-flop, going from absolutely "false" to "either confirming or declining to challenge almost every key aspect of the account", The Washington Post said. "Zero", he said during the joint news conference at the White House.

Mr Flynn and Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak allegedly discussed setting up a back channel for communications between Mr Trump and Vladimir Putin that "could bypass the US national security bureaucracy". Those memos depict a tense relationship between Comey and the White House.

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The Breitbart News Network, once headed by Trump chief strategist Stephen Bannon, reported that some of the recent accusations were driven by associates of Comey, who was sacked by Trump last week, in a story headlined "Comey Strikes Back". He is a good guy. It appears they went over basic stuff like "don't say anything stupid" and "hey, you know you can't just shred memos and delete emails, right?" The Times report cites a memo written by Comey, which appears to provide evidence Trump tried to influence the FBI's investigation into links between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign.

And if he did, in fact, ask Comey for his loyalty and to ease up on the investigations, the calls for impeachment will be swift, and he'll only have brought it on himself. An F.B.I. agent's contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in America's rust belt, Trump voters are sick of the Russian Federation talk while Chinese media is celebrating that their leader has already met the crown prince and princess of America Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump before this Russian Federation thing blew up. Democrats demanded an independent commission to dig into his firing of FBI Director James Comey, but Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan cautioned against "rushing to judgement".

The Times doesn't mince words about what's at stake here. "There was an additional sensitivity here too, because many Democrats blamed Comey for Trump's election, so he didn't want any shows of closeness between the two that might reinforce a perception that he had put a thumb on the scale in Trump's favor", Benjamin Wittes wrote late Thursday.

And they are anxious to get ahold of Mr. Comey's memo.

Chaffetz, who has been criticized by committee Democrats for not taking an aggressive investigative stance toward the Trump administration, wrote the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday seeking copies of 'any and all documentation the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey kept of his communications with President Donald Trump'.

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