Published: Wed, June 14, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Congressional Investigators Seek Tapes, Notes On Trump-Comey Conversations

At trial, those factors would count very favorably in strengthening a prosecutor's case against a defendant accused of obstruction of justice. The Russia issue has cast a shadow over the early months of Trump's presidency. And it raised questions about Obama administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who requested that Comey call his probe of Hillary Clinton's emails a "matter", not an "investigation".

The apparent "gotcha moment" was when Comey testified that he passed on his typed-written statement prepared in his SUV to a "friend" while being whisked away from his meeting with Trump. And, once again Trump said the FBI's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 was "just an excuse" for the Dems having lost the election.

Trump says he's willing to speak with the special counsel investigating Russian government efforts to meddle in the 2016 USA election.

Last week, Democratic Sens.

Sessions has been dogged by questions about possible additional encounters with the ambassador.

And Comey said he's all for the president releasing any tapes - if they exist. "We wrote to the Federal Bureau of Investigation requesting that they investigate such matters". "I found him to be credible, candid and thorough", Collins said of Comey on MSNBC's "Morning Joe".

"Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" Trump wrote on Twitter.

In his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey's statement about leaking information of private conversations he had with President Donald Trump revealed the special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller was "poisoned fruit", stated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Back in March, Sessions stepped aside from overseeing a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign after he acknowledged meeting twice previous year with the Russian diplomat, Sergey Kislyak.

Comey said he leaked information partly in response to a Trump tweet in which the president appeared to threaten him and suggested there might be tapes of their conversations.

Mr Trump also said he never asked Mr Comey for a pledge of loyalty.

U.S. President Donald Trump is doubling down on his version of private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey over the Russian Federation probe.

I've always assumed what Trump was afraid of, he had said something to Flynn, and Flynn could be flipped on that and Flynn would testify against the President that he had some conversation with Flynn in terms of dealing with the Russians affirmatively.

The divide between the President and the mainstream media over his conduct in office continues to be a gulf in terms of perception. "I'm very anxious about his fitness". These were the notes he asked a friend to leak to the press.

News said Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz will file a complaint with the Justice Department and the Senate Judiciary Committee. The officials were not permitted to speak publicly about legal matters still under consideration.

The Senate Committee pulled no punches in its line of questioning, asking Comey if the president obstructed justice, but Comey declined to comment.

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