Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Memo: Trump Discussed Imprisoning Reporters With Comey


President Donald Trump on Thursday said there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation, while adding the caveat that he can only speak for himself, and denied ever asking FBI Director James Comey to back off his agency's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The White House has denied the account of the conversation.

"I do", Ryan replied when a reporter shouted a question at the end of his news conference about whether he had complete confidence in the beleaguered president.

"Give me a break", the president's son wrote.

"Though Mr. Mueller is well respected, ultimately our nation needs an independent commission that is free from politics and takes the Trump Administration out of the equation".

"Look at the way I've been treated lately".

Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House
Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski wrote on Twitter that "the American people deserve to know the truth". Democrats were far less sparing in their criticism and repeated demands for a special prosecutor.

According to sources cited in the report, that intelligence came from a USA ally who had not authorised Washington to pass it on to Moscow. "In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country". "You can't let them get you down", he said.

Trump World is going to have to do better than this. The Republican billionaire's administration, now just barely four months old, was left reeling by the one-two punch, which sparked instant outrage from Democrats demanding a full explanation.

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", Trump allegedly told Comey, according to the memo. "He is a good guy".

Either claim on its own - that he divulged top-secret information to Russian FM Lavrov during an Oval Office meeting, or that he pressed Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to drop a probe into ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn - would plunge any White House into serious crisis.

The DOJ investigation, it's important to note, is distinct from the FBI investigation into Flynn's Russia links, which stemmed from his December phone call with the Russian ambassador to the USA shortly after President Obama imposed new sanctions on Moscow for election meddling.

The New York Times published Wednesday another bombshell damaging to the Trump administration, and once again it depends on anonymous sources. "I also got a very, very strong recommendation, as you know, from the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein".

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