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Comey Hid Among White House Curtains to Avoid Trump

Eleena Tovar | 19 May, 2017, 20:07

The White House has denied reports that Trump pressed Comey to drop an investigation into Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. "Believe me. My total priority is the United States of America", Trump said.

"Were any monumental Republican shift against Trump to transpire, the leading indicator would likely be Trump's approval rating among Republican voters", the article said.

Democratic Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro told MSNBC's Chris Hayes that if the reports about Comey's memo are true, then Trump obstructed justice and impeachment would be warranted.

"I keep wondering - something in the back of my head keeps saying to me - maybe Comey was actually trying to build an obstruction-of-justice case against the president here", Miller added.

The campaign on Thursday said that it generated US$314,000 online, mostly through small donations. "The FBI has not had that special reputation with what happened in the campaign, what happened with respect to the Clinton campaign, and even you could say directly or indirectly with respect to the much more successful Trump campaign", he said. Gen. Rod Rosenstein to name former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to oversee the Russian Federation investigation as a special counsel, Trump repeated criticism he made earlier on Twitter.

Trump said later, however, that he had been thinking about "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired Comey, whom he called a "showboat" and a "grandstander" in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt last Thursday.

"As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".

"We want to bring this great country of ours together", he continued.

"I hope you can let this go", Trump told Comey, according to a bombshell report published Tuesday in The New York Times detailing the memo the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director wrote after meeting Trump. However, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters after the briefing that "everything he (Rosenstein) said was that you need to treat this investigation as if it may be a criminal investigation". "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", said Trump, according to a source who read the memo. "He is a good guy. You can't let them get you down, can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams".

When Santos was asked if he had any suggestions for Trump on how to weather bad press, he demurred.

"Ditto the president's reported disclosure of highly classified intelligence to Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting", the report said, naming names of those Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen.