Some have alleged that Trump fired Comey in order to impede the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the election. He was insane, a real nut job, ' Trump said, according to the summary. The first one involves President Trump's conversation with Russia's foreign minister and USA ambassador during their visit to the White House this month. Several members of Congress said that if Trump did suggest that Comey "let this go" regarding Flynn's Russian contacts, it was probably just a joke, light banter.
Comey told the President that if he wanted to know details about the bureau's investigations, he should not contact him directly but instead follow the proper procedures and have the White House counsel send any inquiries to the justice department, according to those people. In a pair of morning tweets and at a later news conference, the Republican president described calls by some on the left for his impeachment as "ridiculous" and said he had done nothing to warrant criminal charges."The entire thing has been a witch hunt and there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign - but I can always speak for myself - and the Russians". And again I'm quoting now, "The president has always emphasized the importance of making deals with Russian Federation as it relates to Syria, Ukraine, defeating ISIS, and other key issues for the benefit and safety of the American people". Mr. Comey - who is 6 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing a dark blue suit that day - told Mr. Wittes that he tried to blend in with the blue curtains in the back of the room, in the hopes that Mr. Trump would not spot him and call him out. "And I think if you even look at what Acting Director [Andrew] McCabe said last week, he made it very clear that they had the resources that they need and that the work continues". One official says Trump was attempting a negotiating tactic on the Russians, making them feel bad about the political pressure they caused for him. Those, of course, the words of Sean Spicer.
He wrote a memo criticizing Comey's handling of last year's investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information, which White House officials initially cited as the sole rationale for Comey's ouster.
This won't impede the investigation. At the same time, Trump is under scrutiny for allegedly asking James Comey, former FBI director just fired by Trump, to halt an investigation into the relations between former Trump's national security adviser Mike Flynn and Russian Federation.More news: Saudi Arab, US agree to bolster ties in different sector
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The No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, said he is supportive of investigations in Congress but expressed concern about the "proliferation" of hearings. The President blasted the probe into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election and possible collusion with his campaign as a "witch hunt".
He said he respected the special counsel appointment but also said it "hurts our country terribly". The elder Comey also trashed Trump while questioning the president's mental state. Obviously, she just wants to get rid of the president, which is a feeling that would find sympathy among the Clinton camp.
Days earlier, on May 10, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters "we don't think it's necessary" to appoint a special prosecutor.
"There is no reason he can't testify before both the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, particularly given that the Judiciary Committee is the FBI's primary oversight committee with broad jurisdiction over federal law enforcement, FISA and the nomination of the next FBI director", the two senators also said.