Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Israeli spies upset by Trump intel-sharing with Russia


The man tasked with investigating possible meddling by Russian Federation in the 2016 presidential election - a probe that will likely encompass President Trump's recent firing of FBI Director James Comey - once called Comey "one of the finest people I've ever met".

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz has scheduled a full committee hearing on the FBI's independence for May 24. Chaffetz was among Republican members of Congress who were critical of Clinton's handling of the deaths of four Americans during a 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Mukasey later reminded his co-panelist that Obama may have violated that general principle when he played down the importance of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server in 2015.

Leaving their meeting Wednesday, a number of conservative House Republicans said they and their constituents remained firmly supportive of the president, and they questioned why there are so many leaks coming out that are hurtful to Trump. "Why is he not doing the same here?" he asked.

Because Comey could handle this one of two ways: The president makes this request, and the first time Comey might say to him, 'You know, Mr. President, it's inappropriate for us to have this conversation, and I would appreciate if you would not make a request like this to me again.' That's a way to handle it that says very clearly to the president that this should never be repeated. "Instead, he appears to have minimized any oversight whatsoever", Cummings said.

While it's not yet confirmed whether Comey will accept any of the invitations to testify, reports citing sources close to Comey have said the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director wanted to testify publicly rather than in a closed setting. He took a more cautious tone about Democratic party calls for broader investigations of the Trump administration. The letter to acting FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe gave the FBI one week to produce the records.

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Under this status she will not receive pay but is entitled to medical care at military facilities and other military privileges. One day after sentencing, she came out as a transgender woman, but still had to serve her sentence at the all-male army prison.

Comey had been leading the FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials until Trump fired him last week. The House Intelligence Committee asked Thursday for more documents related to Comey's firing.

Ryan's comments after a closed-door meeting of House Republicans came as lawmakers grappled with a series of damaging developments out of the White House over the past week.

Congressional Democrats representing the Quad-Cities have been calling for special counsel for weeks. Sen.

"Everybody, even my enemies, have said there was no collusion", Trump added, even though some Democrats have voiced concerns about possible collusion and suggested a thorough investigation was necessary.

But Mueller and Comey have been longtime allies dating back to at least 2003 when the men both worked in Washington, D.C., Mueller as FBI Director and Comey as Deputy Attorney General.

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