Trump may allow Comey testimony

Trump may allow Comey testimony

Trump may allow Comey testimony

He'll probably be asked about conversations with Trump about Russian election meddling and the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Flynn has declined to testify to the US Senate Intelligence Committee about his Russian ties, invoking his constitutional right to avoid self-incrimination.

Kellyanne Conway said the USA leader will make a decision on whether to invoke a doctrine called executive privilege.

Additionally, he may be impeded in answering questions about the conversations everyone really wants to know about: those that Comey had with the President. Why?

The President has said that Comey informed him three times that he was personally not under investigation.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein also are expected to testify. Comey's associates have said Comey told them Trump had asked for a pledge of loyalty to the president and later asked Comey to consider ending the investigation of Flynn. Normally, new management would review performance issues with existing staff before making drastic changes, so Comey has a legit beef on that point. Trump could argue that discussions with Comey pertained to national security and had the expectation of privacy.

The decision was reported by the New York Times, which attributed information about the decision to unnamed senior officials with the Trump administration. Privilege also can't be used to to block a crime such as obstruction of justice. Blunt appeared on "Fox News Sunday". "I don't know how they're going to respond", White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Friday.

Instead, we are likely to hear that Comey is a careful note-taker, though it is doubtful that the actual notes will be produced.

However, legal analysts say it doesn't matter whether or not Trump will invoke executive privilege over Comey, because the action wouldn't hold up under scrutiny regardless. "Given the manner in which Mr. Comey was dismissed, that inquiry has expanded to include questions of obstruction of justice. Why would he tell the president that?"

During testimony given by then-Director Comey during the March 20 House Intelligence Committee hearing and his subsequent appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3, Comey's most juicy offering was that that the FBI Intelligence Committee had clearly ascertained that the Russians and their leader Vladimir Putin hated Hillary Clinton and were actively attempting to assist in the election of Donald Trump.

Former FBI Director James Comey has not received a notice regarding executive privilege from the Justice Department ahead of his scheduled testimony next week, a source close to him revealed.

"It's taking up a great deal of time".

Russia has repeatedly denied any effort to interfere in the US election, but Putin said on Thursday some Russians might have acted on their own without their government's involvement.

The Russian leader said that at the anniversary party for Russian television network RT in December 2015, his interactions with Flynn were brief and superficial, according to a partial transcript of an interview conducted Friday in Moscow by NBC that aired Sunday night.

As far as the findings of US intelligence agencies, Putin said, "They have been misled".

'He was off by hundreds of thousands in his count, his sworn testimony count, of the number of emails that Huma Abedin allegedly sent to her husband Anthony Weiner, ' she said, bringing up the Weiner scandal just days after he plead guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor. Photos show Putin flanked by Flynn and Emir Kusturica, a Serbian filmmaker.

"I made my speech". "We have a series of contacts as well between Mr Kushner, some may have taken place before the election, but obviously others after the election", he said. And I got up and left.

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