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US dollar rebounds ahead of Comey testimony

US dollar rebounds ahead of Comey testimony

'They elected an outsider president, ' said Christie, who was a Trump surrogate during the campaign and briefly chaired his transition organization after the November election.

'And so the idea of the way - the tradition of these agencies - it's not something that he's ever been steeped in, ' Christie said on MSNBC.

USA bars are offering $5 Russian vodka drinks, "impeachmint" cocktails and free drinks with every presidential tweet to draw crowds on Thursday to watch fired FBI Director James Comey's televised testimony to Congress.

Several Washington D.C. bars are hosting viewing parties for former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

They also came shortly after two top USA spy agency chiefs had skirted questions from the Senate panel about whether Trump asked them to intervene in the Flynn probe, as reported by The Washington Post.

A 56 percent majority of US adults say Trump is interfering with such investigations rather than cooperating, while 61 percent say Trump fired Comey to protect himself rather than for the good of the country. Wollner said it's unclear how much Comey will go off the script or expand on these stories when questioned Thursday. "I replied that I had passed his request to the Acting Deputy Attorney General, but I had not heard back". "I hope you can let this go, '" Comey recounted.

Christie cdownplayed the significance of Thursday's hearing: "In the context of everything the president's trying to accomplish and do here, let's not go insane about this".




Asked on Tuesday about the testimony, President Donald Trump was tight-lipped: "I wish him luck", he told reporters.

During questioning, I expect that Mr. Comey will describe how he felt, but not reveal anything about the status or progress of the Russian Federation investigation.

Yet Comey will say that Trump sought his loyalty and repeatedly fretted to Comey about how to resolve what he called "the cloud" caused by the investigation.

"I probably would be willing to take his word" (about the contents of the memo) but I don't know why he wouldn't produce it if anyone asked him to", Blunt said.

If the latter, Blunt said, "I think that will be a big problem with me and with the committee".

Some Democrats in Congress have called for Trump's impeachment, with U.S. Rep. Al Green, a Texas Democrat, saying his week that he would formally start the process for impeachment in the House. Trump's statement had been the subject of debate over the past month with several associates of Comey's saying they doubted that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief would have given such affirmative remarks.

But 'after tomorrow Jim Comey's testimony is going to be over, ' he insisted, 'and we're going to be on to the next thing. It is a moment'. And when Trump returned to the White House just before 4 p.m., he ignored shouted questions from reporters about whether he was concerned about Comey's testimony. When he testified at a March hearing, Comey described the Russian Federation probe as a "counterintelligence effort". They cited a variety of reasons, including the need to protect classified information and a desire to not interfere with a separate investigation of Russian influence on the 2016 election by special prosecutor Robert Mueller.


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