'It's Falling Out Of The Trees,' Former Prosecutor Says Of Obstruction Evidence


The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Justice Department and FBI seeking the memo by former FBI Director James Comey describing his February meeting with President Trump in which Trump reportedly asked Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Russian Federation. Ms. Shiflett's president should clearly be investigated for obstruction of justice.

"I think our congressional delegation is really trying to stay focused on the things that matter most, which is the agenda", Boyd Matheson, president of the Sutherland Institute, said, listing issues such as Bears Ears National Monument and health care.

But he acknowledged that "it would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House". She shared that she was sure the memo about Trump asking Comey to drop the investigation into Mike Flynn really exists.

Flynn left his post in February after media reports that he misled the vice president about his contacts with Russian Federation. And even if it did, they said, Comey would come out for the better.

"We are witnessing an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time", said Sen.

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Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) supported the letter from Grassley and Feinstein.

It's a striking position for McClintock, of Elk Grove, given that he represents a solidly red congressional district where Trump trounced Democrat Hillary Clinton by 15 percentage points in the November presidential election.

"I've got my subpoena pen ready if you're thinking about not giving them to us".

The Senate intelligence committee first requested from the Federal Bureau of Investigation copies of his memos, said the panel's top Democrat, Sen.

The White House is scrambling to contain the fallout from Trump's unexpected firing of Comey last week. Several came to his defense and sought to close ranks.

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Justice Department until Trump fired her on January 30 for declining to defend his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Obama passed along a general caution that he believed Flynn was not suitable for such a high level post , the official added.

However, multiple White House officials refuted the claim on Tuesday, including one who said a "conversation of that nature" did not happen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a senior lawmaker.

A day earlier, the Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, reported that Trump had shared highly classified intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regarding an Islamic State group terror threat. The Associated Press and other news outlets subsequently confirmed similar details.

The bipartisan leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked the FBI for all memos related to interactions between former FBI Director David Comey and his superiors in both the Trump and Obama Administrations and for any tapes the White House may have of such interactions. "But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House", Mr Ryan added. Burr's committee has requested additional information from the administration. This begs the question, how would they know if a piece of information was classified or not and would they admit it if they learned classified information.

A person familiar with the situation says FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo after a meeting with President Donald Trump that Trump had asked him to shut down an FBI investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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