Schumer invites Trump to testify before Senate

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said today that "the conversations [between Trump and Comey] should not have occurred, there is no doubt about it", but that there was a possibility Comey misinterpreted the president's expressions of concern for Flynn as a direct order to end the investigation. "Totally illegal?" he asked in a tweet.

Trump's pledge to offer sworn testimony to Mueller came in a press conference the day after Comey's testimony before the Senate intelligence committee.

"I don't understand why the president just doesn't clear this matter up once and for all", said Sen.

"I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible".

Meanwhile, Trump's own Russian Federation team, led by Marc Kasowitz, brought on veteran Republican communicator Mark Corallo, a former spokesman to former-Attorney General John Ashcroft who is steeped in crisis communications from his time helping defend Karl Rove in the midst of Valerie Plame case. Trump told reporters he was willing to share his version of his private meetings with Comey with the special counsel overseeing the Russian investigation and hinted that he might have a tape of their conversations.

The Russia "cloud" is growing over President Donald Trump and threatening to wreck another week for the embattled White House as one of his closest allies tries to avoid a public spectacle on Capitol Hill.

Ultimately, the most obvious lesson of this unprecedented political fiasco should be the same for both Democrats and Republicans.

Trump sees it too and is trying to shift the focus.

She said Sessions should also testify before the Judiciary Committee, because it was better suited to explore legal questions of possible obstruction. In my view, Comey broke the law [.] in this case an Federal Bureau of Investigation record he admits under oath he leaked after being fired. "Doing policy by tweets is really a shakeup for us, because there's no justification presented".

"I think we could work out a way that it could be dignified, public", the New York Democrat said on CBS' "Face the Nation".

Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that had met twice previous year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. He had told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. And now the harshest irony is that, as Comey intimated Thursday, it may no longer be a myth that Trump is being personally investigated.

"I'm not going to speculate on what [Trump] will or will not do" with regard to Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the FBI's Russian Federation probe, Sekulow told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on "This Week" Sunday.

  • Salvatore Jensen