Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

New questions arise about possible Trump campaign, Russia collusion

Meanwhile, Trump's critics have been calling for his impeachment due to the controversies surrounding him.

Trump fired Comey on May 9.

"The problem wasn't so much asking them to issue statements, it was asking them to issue false statements about an ongoing investigation", one source explained to the Post.

Some Democratic Senators have have written letters to the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking for more information on reported requests from fired FBI Director James Comey for more resources for the Russian Federation probe shortly before he was dismissed.

Trump made his appeal to Coats days after Comey's testimony, according to officials.

Comey has not validated or commented publicly on the notes or February 14 meeting with the president.

Coats further pledged to be "forthcoming" with information to former FBI chief Robert Mueller, who has been named special counsel by the Justice Department to oversee the investigation into Russian election interference. The reports added that the president reportedly asked Comey to stop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Germany, France Plan Roadmap to Develop EU
The French leader said that " deep reforms " are required for the European Union that " need common work " from Paris and Berlin. In part that's because Berlin is overwhelmingly relieved that it's not Marine Le Pen walking up the red carpet.

He also says that before sharing such classified intelligence with foreign partners, the USA would go back to the intelligence partner that provided the information to make sure what was shared would not compromise operatives. "He is a good guy".

Former FBI Director James Comey had lower job approval ratings than that of President Donald Trump in the latest Harvard-Harris Poll, the Hill reported Monday.

Congressional investigators have requested copies of Comey's memos and testimony from Comey himself. Right-wing talk star Laura Ingraham mocked the senator's quip about a cloud lingering over the White House. The Islamic State claimed it was behind the attack. Why would he publicly condemn the Russian Federation investigation before and after firing Comey? The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it.

Coats also criticized the stream of leaks from the intelligence community, saying they "played a very significant negative role" to national security.

Coats stated during his confirmation hearing in February that Russian Federation "definitely did try to influence campaign", a conclusion that was unanimously accepted by intelligence officials but one that could put him at odds with a White House that has consistently dismissed the idea.

President Donald Trump shares a laugh with (clockwise from left) Ms.Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Secretary Tom Price, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Vice President Mike Pence on. However, the firing of the director will not go easy with the Oval Office.

Trump, naturally, was never going to do that. You know that, I know that, everybody knows that. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. "It hasn't recovered from that".

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