Sharp questions for Sessions in coming testimony

"I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible". It's so hard to know what to believe from this White House, but this clip indicates, at the very least, that there are serious communication problems within the upper strata of the Trump administration, and even within the First Family.

In written and oral testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey provided an explosive account of an attempted cover-up by the president.

Nearly half of the respondents said they think "Trump fired Comey at least partly to disrupt the Russian Federation investigation", and 29 percent said the dismissal "was unrelated" to it. What thing? Comey also might have queried, "Mr. President, what do you mean when you say you "hope"?"

The Republican president took to twitter earlier in the day, claiming "total and complete vindication".

Now, however, Trump is up against it. Comey says he interpreted the president's views on Flynn as a directive of sorts to back off the investigation.

During an April 6 speech at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, he mocked Trump's oft-repeated pledge to "drain the swamp". Asked Thursday about James Comey's assertion that President Donald Trump had lied, the White House spokeswoman answered, "No, I can definitively say the president's not a liar".

President Trump suggested Sunday that former FBI Director James Comey's leak of memos detailing their conversations may be illegal - and are far more damning than what was in them.

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said he publicly disclosed memos about his meeting with Trump because he felt the White House may deceive the public about the nature of the meetings and Comey's firing. Richard Burr, rose to his feet along with Comey and asked him to raise his right hand. "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", he told the committee.

In May, Trump fired Comey over what he believed was poor handling of the investigation into the Hillary Clinton private server and email scandal.

The White House has seized on Comey's confirmation that Trump personally was not under investigation over his ties to Russian Federation to declare a victory of sorts.

The request is a sign of escalating fallout from riveting testimony from Comey last week of undue pressure from Trump. "He did say under oath that you told him to let the Flynn - you said you hoped the Flynn investigation - he could let go", Karl said.

What else are they investigating if it's not simply to, after many more months and even years, dig up some dirt to give a basis for their accusations of impeachment?

"Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Trump said.

"You're fired", the apprentice-president bravely conveyed to Comey via the very news media he so abhors, except when he doesn't. If one were an adult with full knowledge of the president's pre-political history and the common sense of an investigator, one might reasonably conclude that the hoper-in-chief was making a strong suggestion, the ignoring of which could have dead-horse-in-your-bed consequences.

The first family is together again under the same roof: the White House.

He added that if Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the USA election and possible ties to Trump associates, has evidence of collusion, he should "bring it forward".

  • Larry Hoffman