Major U.S. stock indexes tumbled the most in eight months, while the CBOE Volatility Index jumped the most since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Then-Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the FBI on Capitol Hill May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. The investigation will also look into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
Sen. Charles Grassley, the chairman of the committee, and Democratic Sen.
The memo reportedly states that Comey did not speak about the investigation but simply said, "I agree he is a good guy". "The Intelligence Committee is going to continue its investigation full-steam ahead". The counsel is not required to consult with or keep informed the attorney general or deputy attorney generals on the course of the probe.
"While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr Comey or anyone else to end any investigation", a USA official said on condition of anonymity.
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That means McConnell can afford to lose just two senators; Vice President Mike Pence would vote to break a 50-50 tie in his constitutional role as vice president of the Senate.
The Comey memo's emergence had congressional Democrats suggesting that the president engaged in obstruction of justice, an impeachable offence.
Democrats demanded an independent commission to dig into his sacking of Mr Comey, but Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan cautioned against "rushing to judgment".
"Now is the time to gather all the pertinent information", Ryan told reporters after the private.
Trump insisted that his administration has made "tremendous progress" since he took office on the fronts of jobs, border security, and the fight against ISIS, and that the allegations of collusion with Russian Federation are nothing but distracting.
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What if a transcendent, all-time talent wasn't blocking their path? But DeRozan is under contract for at least three more years. When we're playing with pace, that's when we're the most risky ". "He tries to go as far as we need him", Lue said.
Authorities said Russian Federation meddled in November's election to benefit Trump.
Republicans in Congress are trying to project a business-as-usual approach amid the chaos.
Mr Ryan said Congress needs to get the facts, but "it is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president".
In previous months, Republican lawmakers were more likely to fully defend Trump - even after he and his administration made comments and policy changes that generated intense criticism. She added that "a special prosecutor is the first step, but it can not be the last".
Macron asume como el presidente más joven de Francia
En su primer discurso como presidente , Macron dijo que los franceses habían elegido "la esperanza y el espíritu de conquista". Macron agradeció a los franceses su voto mayoritario y afirmó que "la responsabilidad que me han confiado es un honor".
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press responded to Trump's suggestion to imprison members of the media, saying in a statement that it "should not intimidate the press but inspire it", according to CNBC.