Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Russian Federation investigation IDs White House official

Russian Federation investigation IDs White House official

Senators Chuck Grassley, chairman of the judiciary committee, cast doubt on whether the intelligence committee testimony would take place.

The new headlines were a fresh indication that Trump would not be able to change the subject from what appears to be an intensifying investigation reaching toward the president and his inner circle.

Trump, combative and complaining, fell short Thursday in trying to resolve investigations into his campaign and his first four months in office.

Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican on the panel, told CNN's "State of the Union" program on Sunday he would ask the former FBI director whether he ever felt pressured to not do his job."If any president tries to impede an investigation - any president, no matter who it is - by interfering with the FBI, yes, that would be problematic".

"I just fired the head of the F.B.I".

But the substance of some of his memos has been leaked, as Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, spoke to The New York Times and published online details about the strained relationship between Trump and Comey.

"I think the Flynn thing is where the president is very vulnerable personally", Pelosi told The Associated Press in an interview in her office.

The president's spokesman did not deny the report, but said Comey made it harder for the U.S. to engage with Russian Federation.

"By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia", Mr. Spicer said.

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In Rosenstein's meetings with lawmakers, he reiterated the scathing critique laid out in his memo concerning Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, including Comey's July news conference announcing that the FBI would not recommend charges.

The president's son-in-law Jared Kushner is among those whose contacts with the Russian government have come under scrutiny. The White House initially said that Comey was sacked following the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but Trump undercut that account in an interview on May 11 when he said he was going to fire Comey regardless of what Rosenstein suggested because the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief was a "showboat".

Rep. Darrell Issa said Friday Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave no indication that anyone directed him to write the memo regarding former FBI Director James Comey's dismissal. "As I said, Nixonian", said Sen.

News of the special counsel announcement was closely held. Those familiar with the case said its significance had increased before Mueller's appointment.

"Congress is going to want to look over the shoulder of this investigation", he said.

Since Comey's firing the administration has failed to explain the chain of events that led to it and who exactly made the decision. Trump later told NBC News that "this Russian Federation thing" factored into his decision. "My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination".

He added: "I am not under investigation". "I believe it. I stand by it".

The developments were a blow to White House efforts to dampen down interest in the Russian Federation investigation as Mr Trump and his staff boarded Air Force One for Saudi Arabia, the first stop on his first foreign trip as President. Rosenstein denounced that decision as "profoundly wrong and unfair".

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