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President Trump: I Didn't Ask Comey to Drop The Flynn Investigation

President Trump: I Didn't Ask Comey to Drop The Flynn Investigation

But he told reporters Thursday in Cyprus that he doesn't understand what the "secret" was, since the USA introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago.

He joked that some USA media were acting like communist newspapers in the former Soviet Union and not offering real news.

Allegations that he previously asked Comey to end an investigation into his former national security adviser drew a new round of attacks on Tuesday.

Texas Republican Mike Conaway and California Democrat Adam Schiff say they will continue to work with the FBI as the investigation moves forward. That's according to the panel's chairman, Republican Sen.

Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Lavrov told reporters in Cyprus on Thursday that he didn't understand what the "secret" was since the USA introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago. Burr said the panel's members were not surprised and that "we'll figure out on Gen. Flynn what the next step, if any, is".

President Donald Trump charged yesterday that the stepped-up probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation to tilt last year's election was dividing the country.

Flynn was ousted in mid-February after less than a month in his senior administration post.

"This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"




Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that there had as yet been no political interference in the investigation.

"With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!" he said, without providing evidence for those claims.

The President was also asked for his response to the Justice Department appointment of special counsel to handle the Russian Federation investigation.

When asked about his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, the President said it was the right thing to do and that it's time for the Bureau to have a new leader.

White House officials and Republicans close to the administration say Trump, who campaigned on an "America First" slogan, wants to demonstrate leadership overseas on his visit with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Israel and the West Bank, the pope at the Vatican, North Atlantic Treaty Organization leaders in Brussels and Group of Seven counterparts in Sicily.

Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.

"I actually thought when I made that decision-and I also got a very, very strong recommendation, as you know, from the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but when I made that decision, I actually thought it would be a bipartisan decision".


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