Trump '100%' Willing To Testify About Comey Discussions
Trump '100%' Willing To Testify About Comey Discussions
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24 Giugno, 2017, 07:01
According to James Comey, Trump hoped that the then-FBI director would find a way to drop his investigation of ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn and help blow away "the cloud" concerning the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.
In an angry early-morning tweet from his New Jersey golf club, the embattled president questioned Comey's character and whether he had broken the law in revealing their conversations.
The request comes the day after Comey's momentous testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and after Trump in a Rose Garden news conference dodged questions about the existence of any White House tapes of his conversations with Comey.
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Trump reached out again as president, but Bharara says he refused to return the call, because he considered these contacts inappropriate. He laid out the case for obstruction of justice, even if he said that was not for him to decide.
Several times Comey called Trump a liar, said the president presumably fired him because of his Russian Federation investigation and described possible obstruction of justice, including a request from Trump to let go of the probe of Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation.
Bob Inglis, a Republican former congressman who voted to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998, suggested Trump might be in particularly hot water. And now the harshest irony is that, as Comey intimated Thursday, it may no longer be a myth that Trump is being personally investigated.
To understand their perspective, consider this happening in the context we normally think of as a national security threat: Imagine that during the 2016 presidential election, a candidate publicly invited the Islamic State to bomb the Democratic Party headquarters. But he left aside scathing testimony by Comey, who was sacked in early May, that Trump had tried to derail a probe into his onetime national security advisor - at best, a political miscalculation by a tradition-shredding president, and at worst, a criminal obstruction of justice. "And there'd be nothing wrong if I did say that, according to everybody that I've read today".
Of the loyalty pledge from Comey, Trump said, "I hardly know the man; I'm not going to ask him to pledge allegiance". He said Trump told him he had "hope" that the then-director would "let Flynn go", and that he took the suggestion as a "direction".
The president declined repeatedly to say whether, as he suggested last month in a Twitter post, he had recordings of his conversations with Comey.
"That didn't make sense to me for a whole bunch of reasons, including the time and all the water that had gone under the bridge since those hard decisions that had to be made", Comey said. Republicans on Capitol Hill push ahead with their legislative and political agenda largely unconcerned with former FBI Director James Comeyâ€šÃ "Ã´s testimony Thursday about President Donald Trump".
In sworn testimony to the Senate on Thursday, Comey painted Trump as untrustworthy and admitted he asked a "friend", identified as a Columbia University law professor, to release a memo of his conversations with the president to the press.
After the election but before the inauguration, Trump asked Bharara to stay on as USA attorney in Manhattan when they met at Trump Tower.
"Over a fairly short period of time", Trump repeated. Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, responded to Comey's written testimony: "The president feels completely and totally vindicated". Comey said he was concerned that Trump might lie about their discussions and other details leading up to his firing. "I didn't obey that, but that's the way I took it", Comey said.
Comey joked at a Senate hearing one week before his May 9 firing that he perhaps regretted picking up the phone when he was recruited for the Federal Bureau of Investigation job while living comfortably in CT. On May 3, in response to Sen. But doesn't it nearly have to be true that he did so either for one or both of these reasons or for the reason that McCarthy says Trump believed was at play - an affirmative desire to have the public believe that Trump is under investigation.
Ward's style requires him to be lighter on his feet, swaying out of danger and lowering his head as he moves in and out of range. In the most important victory of his great career, Ward put the bad taste of his contested decision win last November behind him.
Democrats on Tuesday also lost a special congressional election in SC that no one had given them any real chance of winning. Pelosi also responded to President Donald Trump's tweet that ousting her "would be very bad for the Republican Party".
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