CNN Sues FBI for Release of James Comey Memos

Pierre Vaugeois
Juin 19, 2017

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will testify in open session before the House intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russian interference in last year's election campaign.

Mueller also has the authority to investigate whether Trump tried to obstruct justice amid mounting evidence that he pressured the FBI to drop an investigation into his former national security advisor, Mike Flynn.

Recent reports have said Trump also requested help from Coats and Rogers to pressure Comey to end the investigation into Flynn's activities.

"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", Feinstein said.

"The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's legal team. Comey testified that he requested Sessions never again leave him alone with Trump.

Comey told Congress last week that he leaked his memos of his conversations Trump to a friend after a tweet by the president suggested he may have taped the conversations.

Shortly after Trump fired Comey, a Justice Department official tapped Mueller to take up the investigation as a special counsel.

The White House has denied any collusion, and Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win.Several congressional panels are also investigating the Russian Federation issue, which has cast a shadow over the early months of Trump's presidency. After Comey's much-watched Senate testimony, the president said in a press conference that he would testify under oath regarding his interactions and conversations with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Former independent counsel Ken Starr called the prospect of firing Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller an "insult to the Founding Fathers" in a Washington Post op-ed published Thursday night.

In another tweet earlier on June 16, 2017, Mr. Trump writes, "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof". After a day of speculation, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so". In that reading, Trump appears to be saying that the media is inventing a storyline about him being under investigation for obstruction justice - rather than confirming than the investigation is real. The Post spoke with five people briefed on the inquiries, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the probe publicly. The statement followed several stories in the past few days in The Washington Post and New York Times which quoted unnamed sources speaking about the probe. Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

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