Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

The Latest: Deputy AG stands by memo used to justify firing

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is among the lawmakers who want to know if President Donald Trump recorded his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.

If Trump did ask Comey to drop the FBI investigation of Flynn before Trump fired Comey, "it's very troubling to say the least", Warner said. He privately told former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani he could potentially still name him as attorney general after he'd offered Jeff Sessions to the job.

"To me, the scandal is what's in these notes", Levin said.

President Trump asked two top USA intelligence chiefs to push back against the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and his presidential campaign, the Washington Post reported Monday evening.

The White House declined to comment on the details of Trump's contacts with Rogers and Coats, which were first reported by The Washington Post.

"I think this foreign trip is something they're all looking forward to because it changes the narrative".

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White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster underscored that point in an interview that aired Sunday, saying Trump had felt "hamstrung".

(CNN) - President Donald Trump told then-FBI Director James Comey he should throw journalists in jail during the same meeting in which he asked Comey to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a source close to Comey has told CNN. His financial ties to Turkish government interests, which paid him $530,000 in a lobbying deal that he failed to disclose during the campaign, are also under scrutiny by federal investigators.

President Donald Trump called two top intelligence community figures to request that they deny in public any evidence of collusion between his campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, multiple current and former United States officials with knowledge tell CNN.

The President's treatment of Comey has raised questions about whether he abused his powers by seeking to discredit the FBI investigation or risked giving the impression that he was obstructing justice, a debate now given new life by the latest revelations.

A former Trump campaign aide is requesting that President Donald Trump set up a legal fund to help associates ensnared in the federal probe into Trump campaign contacts with Russian Federation.

"From his time at DIA onward, I've heard really scary stuff", said Matthew Waxman, a top George W. Bush administration official now at Columbia Law School.

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It was a great team display in terms of character, determination, thinking about what each individual had to do. The 29-year-old told the club's official website: "I'm speechless really".

"The problem wasn't so much asking them to issue statements, it was asking them to issue false statements about an ongoing investigation", a former senior intelligence official said of the request to Coats. "It was a dumb thing to get rid of him".

Yet people who know Trump say that's often not true.

In a statement, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did not deny Times's account of the meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak, though he held firm to the line that Comey had "created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation".

Other former campaign officials said it was hard to estimate how many staff members have been in contact with federal investigators.

"I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation".

The White House has repeatedly insisted that a "thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity". "I hope you can let this go". One associate compared Flynn to Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign manager who is disliked by many in Trump's world.

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