Trump lawyer to file leak complaint after Comey testimony

President Donald Trump’s outside counsel will file a leak complaint regarding former FBI Director James Comey’s memos with the Department of Justice, a source close to the outside legal team tells NBC News. Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz will file the complaint with the DOJ’s inspector general and the Senate Judiciary Committee after Comey testified Thursday that he allowed a personal […]

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Comey says he was fired because of Russia investigation

Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 election and its ties to the Trump campaign. “It’s my judgment that I was fired because of the Russia investigation,” Comey told the Senate intelligence committee in explosive testimony that threatened to undermine Trump’s presidency. “I […]

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Trump disputes Comey’s ‘loyalty’ claim, source says

President Donald Trump will dispute key parts of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony. That’s according to a person close to the president’s legal team. The person says the president disputes Comey’s claim that he asked him for loyalty. Trump also disputes Comey’s account of a conversation about the investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. The person demanded […]

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Intelligence official told associates Trump asked him if he could intervene with Comey on FBI Russia probe

The nation’s top intelligence official told associates in March that President Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James B. Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russia probe, according to officials. On March 22, less than a week after being confirmed by the Senate, […]

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Comey Expected to Testify Before Senate, but Trump Could Try to Block

Senators expect the former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to testify next week about his conversations with President Trump, congressional officials said on Wednesday, setting up a test of the White House’s willingness to cooperate with investigations into Mr. Trump’s associates. Putting the highly anticipated hearing on the calendar would force Mr. Trump to decide whether to invoke executive privilege […]

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Comey “most definitely” wants to testify before Congress

Former FBI Director James Comey “most definitely” wants to testify before Congress — and wrote other memos in addition to the one claiming President Trump asked him to drop an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a source familiar with Comey’s thinking told CBS News’ Andres Triay. The Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Committee on Oversight […]

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Trump might have obstructed justice, if Comey’s allegation is true

Former FBI director James B. Comey’s allegation that President Trump pressed him to shut down the bureau’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn provides the strongest support yet for a criminal obstruction-of-justice case against Trump, legal analysts say, though even more evidence would probably be required to warrant action. Comey wrote in a memo that Trump asked him […]

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US govt ‘under assault’ by Trump after Comey firing

American democracy is “under assault” on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow’s meddling in U.S. elections and possible ties with the Trump campaign. As Trump works to fast-track Comey’s successor, lawmakers from both parties urged […]

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