Trump to decide whether to block Comey testimony -White House adviser

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump suddenly fired Comey amid an FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election.

On Thursday, Democratic members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees announced they had sent a letter to Kushner Companies, requesting more information about its use of the EB-5 visa program and about its continued ties to former company head, top Trump aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Whatever the reason, it seemed terrible fishy that Trump would fire the man investigating his people.

Trump on Thursday backed Nunes' efforts to investigate actions by USA security and other officials who had served under previous President Barack Obama.

Democrats are expected to press Comey about reports that say he wrote a memo claiming that Trump had urged him to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn, who was then his national security adviser.

Conway first told ABC's "Good Morning America" that the Trump team would be "watching with the rest of the world" to see what Comey said in his congressional testimony.

That could be interesting in its own right, and it could further legislators' look at Russian meddling.

The Senate's main inquiry is the nature of Comey's encounters with President Donal.

Are there any limits to what Comey can say?

Under huge pressure, U.S. Justice Department then appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the probe into the Trump campaign's relations with Russian Federation.

Comey likely will not be able to testify about details of the ongoing investigation, which is now being led by a special counsel. That is still the case now that Mueller is in charge.

While the department has compiled a long list of candidates for the White House, there has been no "clear framework or logic for who was interviewed and why", said one of the sources.

The president could possibly invoke some form of executive privilege - which is created to keep sensitive decision-making processes involving the president secret - to stop Comey from testifying.

The Justice Department and several United States congressional committees are investigating the Russian Federation matter. The White House has denied those characterizations.

Trump fired Comey in May, citing the director's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server. Trump told Fox News he did not ask for Comey's loyalty but "I don't think it would a bad question to ask".

The White House is reviewing whether to invoke executive privilege to prevent former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey from testifying before a congressional panel next week.

He said Nunes recused himself from the investigation but still insists on having a final say in what subpoenas are issued in the Russian Federation investigation. But given that he has already been in touch with Mueller's office, that seems unlikely.

"If they are patriotically minded, they start making their contributions - which are right from their point of view - to the fight against those who say bad things about Russian Federation", he said.

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