Controversy over Russian Federation has also laid bare sharp divisions between the White House and US intelligence agencies, which concluded in January that Russian Federation had tried to influence the election in Trump's favor.
Speaking at a commencement ceremony for the U.S. coast guard in CT, a defiant Mr Trump said that "no politician in history. has been treated worse or more unfairly" than he had, adding that he had accomplished more than any previous president in American history.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was "shaken" by the reports on the president seeking to shut down the investigation into Flynn, and he warned his congressional colleagues that "history is watching".
"We're not on anybody's side, ever", he said in a March speech. I hope you can let this go, ' Trump had said, adding that Flynn had done nothing wrong.
It's reaching Watergate size and scale.
"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", Trump is accused of telling Comey, according to a memo written by the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, who was sacked last week.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers said they wanted to see the memo.
But the experts said intent was a critical element of an obstruction of justice charge, and the president's words could be subject to interpretation and possibly put into the context of other actions, like Comey's termination. The existence of the memo was first reported Tuesday by The New York Times.
"We're going to have a lot of great success over the next coming years and we want to get as many to help fight terrorism as possible". "Richard Nixon was impeached in 1974 for telling the FBI to stop an investigation of his campaign".
Social media messages such as the one alluding to "tapes" of Trump's conversation with Comey are counterproductive, Graham said. "Quit investigating, damn it'". Nothing could do more damage to Republicans' brand as the party of principles and values than their willingness to stand by and say nothing if those values are being challenged.
The panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, a constant Trump critic, called the allegation of Trump pressure on Comey "explosive" and said "it appears like a textbook case of criminal obstruction of justice".
All 33 Democrats on the two committees made the call in a joint letter Tuesday that seeks an immediate public hearing with FBI Director James Comey.
If proven to be accurate, the memo could be the clearest indication yet that Trump has attempted to pressure the FBI into an ongoing investigation into his campaign's links to Russian Federation.
Comey's memo, an apparent effort to create a paper trail of his contacts with the White House, would be the clearest evidence to date that the president has tried to influence the investigation.
"It's the longstanding position of the executive branch that the president can not be indicted while in office", said Harvard law professor Jack Goldsmith, a top Justice Department official under President George W. Bush. The letter is expected Tuesday night.
The memo raises concerns "about improper interference placed on an active investigation", Chaffetz told the AP news agency. "I have my subpoena pen ready".
The Times reported that in a meeting with Comey in February, Trump condemned leaks of classified information to the media, saying that Comey "should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information".
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., emphatically said he's not commenting on news stories anymore.
Then there was the Comey firing itself, which Trump even admitted had something to do with the Russian investigation. "Following shortly on the heels of the President's admission that he raised his own potential liability at a dinner with the Director and at a time when the Director was concerned about keeping his job, the allegations paint an alarming portrait of a President potentially interfering with, or worse, obstructing, the progress of the Russian Federation investigation".
USA share futures and the dollar tumble in Asian trade on Wednesday after reports President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation into Michael Flynn. The associate was not authorized to discuss the memo by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The FBI declined to comment Tuesday. White House officials insisted Tuesday that Trump had made no request to end the investigation.
"I hope you can let this go", Mr Trump reportedly told Mr Comey after a White House meeting in February, according to a memo written by the ex-FBI director. The newspaper cites a memo Comey wrote following the meeting.
Did Trump have lawful authority to fire Comey?
"This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Comey".
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The fact that the party won only 32% in the local elections would seem to raise questions about its ability to repeat that feat. Scottish Conservatives even have their first ever councillor in the Western Isles.
North Korea said that the impact of the attack on the North Korean leader would be not be visible for six to 12 months afterward. Pyongyang warned this week that US hostility had brought the region to the brink of nuclear war.
WannaCrypt renders a computer unusable by encrypting all the files on it and then extorts the user in order to unlock them. Instead of using their skills for mischief, local techies can be tapped in fighting computer viruses and hackers.
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It is unclear whether Kerr will stay in the locker room during the game, or possibly be somewhere else within Oracle Arena. Brown will continue as acting coach but said Kerr has joined the coaching staff for early meetings the past few days.
Event spokesperson Jeff Darman said Tillis suffered a seizure and was transported to George Washington University Hospital. Thom Tillis said Wednesday he's "fine" after he collapsed during a Washington race and was taken away by ambulance.
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard also made it through after Germany's Angelique Kerber retired in the second set of their match . The Spaniard will meet seventh seed Kei Nishikori who subdued the challenge of Diego Schwartzman 1-6, 6-0, 6-4.
The ransomware locks down computers and has been demanding payments of $US300 ($AU406) to $US600 ($AU812) to restore access. Government agencies and universities were among those hit as well as petrol stations, ATMs and hospitals, it said.
A slight chance of a morning shower, then sunny with lower afternoon humidity Wednesday afternoon, high in the mid to high 90's. Hail and high winds were reported in central Kansas and tornadoes and large hail were reported in southwest Kansas on Tuesday .
The Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 to move to within a game of a place in the NBA's eastern conference finals. In the second quarter as Wall air-balled a floater and dipped to 1 for 7 from the floor, his second straight bad shooting start.
He says that the power of sun goes to the batteries and that is how all the roof owners will have electricity at night. The electricity generated from the solar roof can be used to power a home when combined with the Powerwall battery.
Lionel Messi can only be stopped by "snipers from the stands", Quique Setien joked as Las Palmas prepare to host Barcelona . Back to the game for a minute, Barcelona opened the scoring with a team goal that is archetypal of their playing style.
In a bid to keep AJL afloat, the Congress party gave the company unsecured, interest-free loans for some years up to 2010. But, as the company has not even approached the assessing officer, it should submit documents before the department.
With the woman in tow, the robber made their way around the home and took several items, including around $1.5 million in jewelry. At 11:30 PM on Tuesday three male suspects knocked on the door to his L. home, police officials told the site.
It would make sense then that the Blues' first shot of the period - off a glove, no less - would finally find the back of the net. Nashville Predators left wing Cody McLeod (55) celebrates with defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) after Ellis scored against the St.
Cosby , in the days leading up to his sexual assault trial, is talking publicly about his home life with his wife, Camille. He also said he believed the many sex assault allegations lodged against him were made in effort to sway public opinion.
Kesler and linemates Jakob Silfverberg and Andrew Cogliano did a stellar defensive job against Connor McDavid in the second round. The Predators have advanced largely on the strength of their stellar corps of defensemen in front of Rinne.
Apart from this, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 is speculated to feature an improved camera module and water resistance capabilities. However, if the company does launch the device, then don't expect the 9.7 and 12.5 inch iPads to receive an upgrade alongside.
When other officers arrived at the Gum Springs Road home, they saw the two bodies outside, Sadler said. The state police said investigators suspect those two bodies are connected to the disturbance call.
OUR PREDICTION: The Red Sox have won four of Sale's last five starts and have beaten the Rays in seven of the last nine meetings. Farrell said INF Marco Hernandez (injured left shoulder) could need a procedure that would "likely" be season-ending.
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