Trump legal team to file complaint over Comey memos, source says
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 12, 2017,
Jun 12, 2017, 10:09
"In terms of the mood in the White House, I would say that it's a regular Thursday at the White House".
"No collusion, no obstruction".
Legal experts have questioned Kasowitz's contention that Trump's private encounters with Comey should be considered privileged communications. The White House has denied collusion with Moscow.
"I think he abused power", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Comey said he and his senior staff believed that Trump's comment was "very concerning" but decided not tell Sessions.
Comey told the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday that Trump did make those statements.
Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that in a January 27 dinner meeting, Trump asked him to pledge his loyalty.
THE FACTS: Trump's claim of vindication from Comey's testimony is groundless.
A Justice Department spokeswoman, Sarah Isgur Flores, denied that Sessions had spoken to the Russian envoy at the hotel.
"Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication.and WOW, Comey is a leaker!"
US President Donald Trump at a media conference in the Rose Garden of the White House with the visiting president of Romania Klaus Iohannis. Law professor Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas, said Comey didn't break the two laws most often used to prosecute government leakers - the Espionage Act and the federal conversion-of-property statute - because he didn't disclose classified information relating to the national defense or information that could have pecuniary value.
But we might know if any tapes exist sooner rather than later.
But there is no known evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and the U.S., and President Donald Trump has dismissed the story as "fake news". In his testimony, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.
But the key moment came when Karl asked the president whether he'd be willing to rebut those claims under oath-because, after all, Comey was also under oath when he said them.
Comey also revealed that he'd orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the president in an effort to further the investigation. "I'm very anxious about his fitness".
During much of the increasingly heated debate surrounding the FBI's investigation of Russia's role in the election, Trump has chafed over news leaks, arguing that news organizations had not given them proper attention. "I asked a close friend to do it".
Earlier in the day, a Republican member of the Senate Intelligence committee said Congress should obtain any tapes that Trump might have of his conversations with Comey. The officials were not permitted to speak publicly about legal matters still under consideration.