"Director Comey was very unpopular with most people", Mr Trump claimed, adding that he thought his firing would be a "bipartisan decision". Press leaks, including to Fox News, later established that Comey had written a memo to himself detailing at least one encounter with Trump where the president had suggested he would like to see any investigation of Flynn ended.
The committee said Thursday it sent a letter requesting material from the FBI and Justice Department related to its ongoing counterintelligence investigation.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham took it a step further, saying that the Justice Department's look into the Trump campaign's possible Russian Federation ties is "now considered a criminal investigation".
As previously reported, Trump's team also set up a dinner meeting with Comey where the President is reported to have demanded loyalty of the FBI Director.
Judge declares Prince's 6 siblings the heirs to his estate
Prince died April 21, 2016, of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid drug 50 times more powerful than heroin. No one will ever know what Prince wanted done with his estate after he passed away because he didn't leave a will.
President Donald Trump lashed out again Thursday at the ongoing inquiries into his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, counteracting an earlier, more measured response from the White House.
In a series of tweets earlier Thursday morning, Trump called the appointment of a special counsel 'the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!'
He did not offer any evidence of such acts in his reference to former Democratic President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. On Wednesday, the president reportedly interviewed four candidates for Comey's former position at the White House.
The White House says an investigation will prove there was no collusion.
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Microsoft has announced that it's making multiplayer free to all Xbox One , and Xbox 360 owners for the weekend. The title can can be downloaded from the digital store, and is completely playable until 11:59 p.m.
President Donald Trump continued to criticize a decision by the Justice Department to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel in the agency's investigation into Russian Federation on Thursday, saying "it hurts this country terribly".
Several weeks after his inauguration, President Trump contacted James Comey, then the FBI director, and asked him when federal authorities planned on spreading the word that he was not personally under investigation, two people with knowledge of the call told The New York Times.
A key issue Mueller may have to tackle is whether Trump has committed obstruction of justice, an offense that could be used in any effort in the Republican-led Congress to impeach him and remove him from office.
Committed to build new India: PM Modi on BJP govt's 3 years
Three years down the line, the Modi government faces serious challenges even as the BJP has been on an election winning spree. They believe that though demonetisation may not have reduced corruption, it helped in fighting black money.