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Russia Foreign Minister Denies Talking to Trump about Comey

Russia Foreign Minister Denies Talking to Trump about Comey

A Washington Post report, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, said a senior Trump adviser is now considered a "person of interest" in the law enforcement investigation into whether Trump's campaign associates co-ordinated with Russian Federation in an effort to sway the 2016 election. "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously the termination of Comey would not have ended it". Investigators are shifting from work that has largely been hidden from the public to conducting interviews and asking for grand jury subpoenas, the Post reported, citing people familiar with the investigation.

Comey has claimed to have notes of all his meetings with the president including one in which he says Trump - having cleared the Oval Office of all other staff - told him not to pursue an investigation into Mike Flynn, the National Security Adviser being probed for links to Russian Federation.

But McMaster did not directly answer when asked whether Trump had confronted the officials about Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election.

"I hope that former Director Comey's testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President". Burr was joined in the statement by committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.).

Comey will testify in open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee at some point after the Memorial Day holiday, May 29, though a date has not yet been set. "Moreover, the White House has not ruled out the possibility of using the rule to challenge Mueller's findings in court, should the investigation lead to prosecution".

White House spokesman Sean Spicer did not dispute the Times's account.

"I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation".

The joint statement came just hours after the Post reported that a senior White House advisor close to the president is reportedly a person of interest in the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation.

All this week, Trump has been hit by a steady stream of leaks regarding the Russian Federation election investigation.

The White House official was described as a senior adviser who is close to the president, but sources would not identify the official's name, The Post reported. At the time, Flynn was an advisor to Trump's presidential campaign, and Trump later appointed him to serve as National Security Advisor. His answer to those questions will carry significant weight with lawmakers, who have already asked for copies of that memo.

"We're extremely disappointed in James Comey's decision not to testify voluntarily before the Judiciary Committee", said Chairman Chuck Grassley and the panel's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, urging Comey to reconsider.

"I'm not going to divulge more of that meeting", McMaster said.

Trump has said he plans to nominate a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director soon, but there was no announcement Friday.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Congress Friday he stands by a memo he wrote bluntly criticizing Comey.

Trump also plans to make an address to the Arab World while in Saudi Arabia and make his debut in global summitry at meetings of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders and leaders of the Group of Seven major industrialized democracies. "This renewed my confidence that we should not have confidence in this administration".


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