President Donald Trump knew Michael Flynn was under FBI investigation for his work as a lobbyist for Turkey before he named the retired Army general his national security adviser, The New York Times reported Wednesday night. The top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Sen. One associate said Comey wrote down as much as he could once he got back to his vehicle.
President Donald Trump says a thorough investigation will confirm what he says is already known: that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and any foreign entity.
The Judiciary Committee letter to the White House, citing the Times article, said it "alleged that Mr. Comey had memorialized a conversation with the President in which the President made statements that have been interpreted as asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation to clear Mr. Flynn of alleged wrongdoing".
FBI Director James B. Comey appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee, May 3, in Washington. The FBI is investigating to determine whether Trump or his associates colluded with Russian Federation, although no evidence to support the allegation has surfaced.More news: NY driver suspect Richard Rojas was 'hearing voices'
"I think it's totally ridiculous", he said.
It follows the revelation Tuesday that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that Trump had asked him to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Trump spoke alongside Colombian President Juan Santos - though the progress made during a work session at the White House between representatives of the two countries took a back seat to the wave of political controversies blanketing the Trump administration.
"There is a new story and a new headline every day", said Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who sits on the Oversight Committee.More news: Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes dead, network says
President Donald Trump didn't appear to break any law by sharing highly classified information with Russian Federation, but that doesn't make it any less problematic for America's intelligence agencies and their overseas partners.
Just last week, Grassley welcomed Trump's firing of Comey, and told critics to 'Suck it up and move on, ' in an appearance on Fox News.
Mike Flynn resigned as national security advisor to Trump when it was discovered that he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about a meeting he had with a Russian ambassador. Other advisers joined the discussion, with a goal of presenting the President with a plan for outside legal counsel as the Russian Federation investigation enters a new and potentially perilous phase for the White House.More news: Graham believes Russian Federation probe 'considered a criminal investigation'
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