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What Comey said and did not say are crucial

What Comey said and did not say are crucial

The article, published a week to the day after Comey was sacked, revealed that the president had asked the FBI director to end the criminal investigation into former national-security adviser Michael Flynn.

"I think it was a bad day for Donald Trump; it was a bad day for the presidency", Nelson said.

Trump said he would be willing to testify under oath to that effect. "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", he said.

Mr Trump insisted that Mr Comey lied in some parts of the testimony he gave on Thursday to the Senate intelligence committee.

The June 9 front-page article "Comey says Trump lied about him, FBI" said that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey's congressional testimony could deepen the crisis threatening the White House.

"No, I didn't say that", Mr Trump stated abruptly, taking questions on Friday at a joint press conference with Romanian president Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden.

Comey said he refused on all points, told senators of the detailed memos he had written after his conversations with Trump and said he hoped those conversations were taped because he is confident of their veracity.

Almost 20 million USA television viewers tuned in to the explosive televised testimony.

Comey testified before the committee Thursday that he believes he was sacked by Trump in an effort to affect the investigation.

In a letter, the House intelligence committee asked Comey to submit notes of memorandums that have something to do with his conversations with the president.

Former FBI director James B. Comey appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Office Building on June 8 in Washington.

In nearly three hours of sworn testimony, Comey also said he orchestrated a leak to a New York Times reporter of a memo describing his conversations with Trump in the hope that it would prompt the appointment of a special counsel.

With talks of large scale protests, including a campaign to "show your rump to Trump", it seems he's not keen to visit Britain if the public don't want him there, according to the New York Times.

Nunes, who still holds considerable power to direct investigations and issue subpoenas on his own, sent subpoenas to the CIA, FBI and NSA seeking details on who Rice, former UN Ambassador Samantha Powers and former CIA Director John Brennan sought to have "unmasked" - or identify redacted names in collected intelligence - in reports. He also said that he will share what he knows about the controversy soon. Mueller will likely seek to determine whether anyone on the White House staff discussed what Trump was going to say to, or do with, Comey.

President Donald Trump is asserting that fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress represents "total and complete vindication". Comey said then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch directed him "not to call it an investigation but to call it a matter". And today, congressional Republicans are "actively supporting the investigation of Donald Trump", he said.

Instead, Rice has become the target of perhaps the Hill's only former Russian Federation investigator: House intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes.

In the Clinton impeachment case, the House of Representatives dropped an article on obstruction of justice, said Turley, who testified before the House in favor of impeachment.

In an angry early-morning tweet from his New Jersey golf club, the embattled president questioned Comey's character and whether he had broken the law in revealing their conversations.

Comey told the Senate panel he would urge the release of any recording of his conversations with the president.


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