Trump allies come up with the wrong response to the Comey bombshell

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 20, 2017

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) wrote to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe in the wake of a New York Times report on parts of a memo by Comey claiming that Trump asked him to end the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not dispute the summary, saying in a statement that pressure applied by Comey had affected the President's diplomatic efforts with Russian Federation regarding Syria, Ukraine and the Islamic State.

Donald Trump Jr. has weighed in on the controversy over his father's meeting with then-FBI Director James Comey by endorsing a tweet that argues President Trump did nothing close to obstruction of justice. Do you think they need to tone it down?

Putin on Wednesday also slammed critics who spread allegations about Trump's ties with Russian Federation. "I hope you can let this go", Trump said about the investigation into Flynn, according to a memo written by Comey and reported in the Times.

The memo reportedly states that Comey did not speak about the investigation but simply said, "I agree he is a good guy".

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press responded to Trump's suggestion to imprison members of the media, saying in a statement that it "should not intimidate the press but inspire it", according to CNBC. But all the questions Ryan was asked Wednesday centered on the Russian Federation probe, Trump's firing of Comey and the Speaker's confidence in the commander in chief.

Mr Trump had earlier in the morning lashed out on Twitter at the news of the special prosecutor, calling the move a politically motivated "witch hunt" by his Democratic rivals.

"Comments such as these, emerging in the way they did, only remind us that every day public servants are reaching out to reporters to ensure the public is aware of the risks today to rule of law in this country", Brown continued.

Either claim on its own - that he divulged top-secret information to Russian FM Lavrov during an Oval Office meeting, or that he pressed Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to drop a probe into ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn - would plunge any White House into serious crisis.

The Post reports that the law enforcement inquiry is ramping up in intensity as investigators emerge from behind-the-scenes work to interviewing witnesses and issuing subpoenas.

Altre relazioniGrafFiotech

Discuti questo articolo

Segui i nostri GIORNALE