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

'No, no. Next question': Trump rejects collusion & Comey's claims

Trump will find it much harder to distance himself from Flynn, especially in light of the revelation that he tried to get Comey to drop the investigation into him even after he was sacked by the White House.

Earlier the US Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate possible links between Trump's 2016 campaign team and Russia as well as alleged Russian interference in the US election. "I believe that fundamentally his commitment to America is real, and that his leadership is very, very important", he said. The White House has denied that President Trump asked for Mr. Comey's loyalty. Mr. Trump stated, "I look forward to this matter concluding quickly", and reiterated, "there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".

Flynn was forced to resign in February after it was disclosed that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his conversations with Russia's U.S. ambassador.

Two questions have loomed over the latest reports: Will Republicans turn against Trump? Trump wrote, his anger bubbling over. He did not offer any evidence of such acts in his reference to Democratic former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

"This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" added Mr Trump.

And in this excerpt, Wittes explains why he thinks Donald Trump fired James Comey. Mr Trump has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation played any role in his November election victory over Mrs Clinton.

"They've just watched over the last 10 days, people who went out on a limb on the Comey firing and said it was result of the memo from the deputy Attorney General, and had their limb sawed off by Donald Trump himself without a flinch", pundit Charles Krauthammer said.

Trump Administration Upholds Iran Sanctions Waiver, Keeping Nuclear Deal Alive
According to Reuters, the move lets Trump appear tough on Iran while not violating the 2015 agreement. The Iranian officials sanctioned on Wednesday are Morteza Farasatpour and Rahim Ahmadi.

Who do you trust more, Trump or Comey? Trump's decision sent shockwaves across Washington, a virtually unprecedented move that came as Comey was heading an investigation into Team Trump's links to Russian Federation. Dick Durbin, the chamber's second-ranking Democrat, said in an interview.

"On a day when we thought things couldn't get any worse, they have", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor on Tuesday.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill generally welcomed the Justice Department action and praised Mueller for his integrity, but House and Senate Republican leaders said they would go on with their own investigations of the Russian Federation matter. Claire McCaskill. She addressed reporters after a closed-door meeting where Rosenstein briefed senators. However, shortly before the news conference began, Rosenstein informed the Senate that he knew Comey would be fired even before he had penned his recommendation.

"Zero", Trump said at a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

But Mr Trump said the issue was dividing an already polarised nation.

Baker followed-up by asking the President feels he;s done something that might be "worthy of criminal charges or impeachment".

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