Top Democrats demand any "tapes", all communications between Trump and James Comey

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WASHINGTON-Ousted FBI Director James Comey has declined an invitation to appear in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee next week as part of the panel's attempt to probe the circumstances of his abrupt firing Tuesday by President Donald Trump. He's president of the United States.

McCabe, who began his Federal Bureau of Investigation career in 1996 as a special agent investigating organized crime in NY, previously served as the assistant director of the FBI's counterterrorism division and then executive assistant director of the national security branch.

In a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn, Reps.

"President Trump doesn't understand Watergate, he hasn't learned anything from it", he said.

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The "Maritime Road" will gain momentum in the coming years, as most of China's trade is carried by the shipping industry. Referring to Beijing's plan, Erdogan said, "This is going to be the kind of initiative that puts an end to terrorism".

The president has insisted that Comey assured him over a private dinner at the White House that he was not subject to federal investigation over alleged contacts between Trump aides and Russian Federation during the 2016 election campaign. And that reverential commander-in-chief most definitely wouldn't even think of threatening the man he fired with retaliation.

"That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts", Comey added.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, principal deputy press secretary at the White House, has been holding daily press briefings this week while Sean Spicer is fulfilling his Navy Reserve duties at the Pentagon - the timing of which was scheduled before Comey's firing. Trump tweeted. "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" More importantly, it shows that whatever reverence he holds, it is for himself.

That explains why Trump decided himself to fire Comey because of pique over "this Russian Federation thing", as he told NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt on Thursday.

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That explains why he sent his aides, including Vice President Mike Pence, out to hammer away at a false narrative for two straight days and then completely walked away from it in his stunning interview with Holt. At first, the administration said that Rosenstein "made the recommendation, the president made a swift and decisive action and let Comey go".

But according to Comey's associates, Trump requested the dinner, and pressed him to pledge his loyalty.

USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of interference in the election aimed at tilting the vote in Trump's favor.

What will it take for Republicans to find their conscience and stand up for our nation's founding principles against a man who time and again demonstrates he couldn't care less about them?

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"Doing away with briefings would reduce accountability, transparency and the opportunity for Americans to see that, in the USA system, no political figure is above being questioned", the statement read.

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