“Voters don’t ask who can win, they ask who can lead”, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said at an event sponsored by Axios this past week. “I didn’t say under oath”.
US President Donald Trump has characterised the leak of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey’s memo of their conversations “cowardly” and suggested the act could have legal consequences.
“Lordy, I hope there are tapes”, Comey said, suggesting such evidence would back up his account over the president’s.
“No collusion, no obstruction. he’s a leaker”. “We’ve obviously pressed the White House”, he said. “Kasowitz, who is a fine lawyer, answered it – and I know from personal experience that he has the president’s trust”. Obstruction of justice is a potentially impeachable offense.
The U.S. President has insinuated that there are recordings of their conversations.
Former FBI Director James Comey has laid bare months of White House distrust in highly anticipated testimony before Congress.
Trump visit of the Transportation Department is part of a White House push to overhaul America’s infrastructure. During the Comey hearing, the Drudge Report, a conservative website, made sure to link to Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter account with the headline “DONALD JR: LIVE”.
“We also were aware of facts that I can’t discuss in an open setting that would make (Sessions’) continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic, ” Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday.
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Even if Trump’s core holds, the erosion of support from independents and wavering Democrats would jeopardize his ability to build support in swing states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida, said Paul Maslin, a Democratic pollster based in Wisconsin.
“Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication.and WOW, Comey is a leaker!”
Fired FBI director James Comey’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee about his conversations with President Donald Trump on Russian Federation can be summed up in one word: newsworthy.
Comey justified his leak by saying that he was concerned after Trump suggested there were tapes of one of their private meetings, and that he needed to get out his side in the public. Mr Comey says he repeated that assurance in two subsequent meetings.
As for Trump’s tweet attack on Comey, Pelosi said no one at the White House appears to be “brave enough” to tell the president that his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office you serve”.
US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (L) and US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao (C) watch US President Donald Trump speaks wave during his visit to the US Department of Transportation June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. “I’m very anxious about his fitness”.
Kasowitz charged in return that Comey had leaked notes of “privileged communications” with the president by asking a friend to share those notes with reporters in an attempt to force the appointment of a special counsel to carry on the Russian Federation probe. These were the notes he asked a friend to leak to the press.
Democrats and some legal experts have cited those actions to accuse Trump of obstruction of justice in the Russian Federation probe. And in a February 14 Oval Office meeting, Comey says that Trump asked him to find a way to end an investigation into Flynn, who had been fired the day before for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador.