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.
Assange 'evaded all attempts' to extradite him - Swedish prosecutor
Assange, 45, took refuge in the embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over the rape allegation, which he denies. Police kept up round-the-clock guard outside the embassy until past year , when the operation was scaled back.
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.
Philadelphia 76ers: 2017 NBA Draft Lottery results
The Phoenix Suns, who had the second-worst record in the National Basketball Association this season, dropped to fourth overall. In an interview with ESPN's Ramona Shelburne , LaVar Ball , Lonzo's father, said, "Oh, he's going to be a Laker".
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".
Ambiente cálido este jueves en la capital michoacana
Se pronostican lluvias dispersas en zonas del interior del estado, además de cielo medio nublado, ambiente muy caluroso y viento del noroeste de 15 a 30 km/h.
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.