Copyright 2015 All rights reserved. This material can't be published, transferred, copied or redistributed.
President Trump dismissed a potential obstruction of justice investigation into his conduct, calling allegations of collusion between him, his campaign or people associated with him and Russian Federation a "phony story".
The president and his surrogates are already on the warpath, falsely suggesting that Comey engaged in improper or illegal conduct in leaking his memos and, putting out the line via Kellyanne Conway, that members of Mueller's legal team had given to Democratic politicians (and therefore were biased).
An hour later he claimed: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"
Trump hammered off a second tweet Thursday, again calling the investigation a "WITCH HUNT".
According to the Washington Post report, the widening of the investigation to include possible obstruction of justice by the president began after Mr Comey was sacked and Mr Mueller was appointed to lead the year-long FBI investigation.
Mueller's office has reached out to Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers and recently retired deputy NSA director Richard Ledgett.
The Post cited anonymous sources who were briefed on requests made by investigators.
Kasowitz issued a statement saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation was behind the Post story and called the leak "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".
Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations involving people who are or were in Trump's orbit, people familiar with the probe were quoted as saying. The president's preferred narrative is investigators pivoted toward obstruction of justice instead.
Following Comey's blockbuster appearance before Congress, an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows 68 percent of Americans are at least moderately concerned about the possibility that Trump or his campaign associates had inappropriate ties to Russian Federation.
A day or two after the March 22 meeting, Trump telephoned Coats and Rogers to separately ask them to issue public statements denying the existence of any evidence of coordination between his campaign and the Russian government.
A spokesman for Mueller's team declined to comment.
"This is an action brought pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act for declaratory, injunctive, and other appropriate relief, seeking the immediate processing of CNN's request to the FBI for records prepared by former FBI Director James B. Comey, Jr., that document his interactions with President Donald J. Trump, and the immediate release of those records", reads the filing, released by CNN on its website".
Comey testified a week ago that Trump had pressured him to "let go" an investigation into fired National Security Advisor Michael Flynn after Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence about contacts he had had with Russian officials. It is my view that fully investigating the facts, circumstances, and rationale for Mr Comey's removal will provide us the opportunity to do that on a cooperative, bipartisan basis, " according to the letter. "#MAGA", Trump said in another tweet. Earlier this week, news reports indicated that Trump was thinking about firing Mueller but was dissuaded by staff.
News of Mueller looking into potential obstruction comes after former FBI Director James Comey testified last week.
"I guess you feel like you just need to trust your president", said Richardson, a retiree from Meade County, Kentucky.
Morgan Chase & Co. expect core prices measured by the Fed's preferred inflation to show an annual gain of less than 1.4% in May. Earlier on Wednesday, the Labor Department reported consumer prices unexpectedly fell in May, the second drop in three months.
Among the many announcements by Ubisoft, there was also an ominous presentation of a VR thriller called Transference . Consequently, Mario + Rabbids has a unique flavor with a focus on strategy and tactics.
He adamantly denied Comey's claims that he asked him to end the FBI's investigation into national security adviser Michael Flynn . A person close to Trump's legal team has said a complaint would be filed with the Justice Department.
America severed ties with Cuba in 1961, shortly after Fidel Castro launched a revolution that toppled a US -friendly government. Any additional restrictions on travel "will go over like a lead balloon, and it should", Flake said in an interview on Monday.
On a short-boundary pitch, England opted for a second spinner - Adil Rashid - to replace the injured Chris Woakes . New Zealand , therefore, are yet to register their first win in the 50-over global tournament.
The Patriots have agreed to a contract extension with wide receiver Julian Edelman , according to Adam Schefter of ESPN . In addition, tight end Rob Gronkowski and quarterback Tom Brady are signed through the 2019 season.
Rain?: Nope, we are done with the wet stuff until Sunday , when there's a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. For Wednesday , there will be a 30 percent chance of scattered rain showers, mainly before 9 a.m.
High Sierra will be out this fall for free, and it allows the iMac to be a "great platform for virtual reality content creation". The browser also comes with a security tool called intelligent tracking prevention , which protects your privacy.
Putin makes fun of Comey's testimony about Trump
Should Comey accept asylum in Russian Federation , I see an R&B/emo/soft-core rap/metal band on the horizon. The Russian president also criticised the United States senate approval of new sanctions against Moscow .
Iraq takes Saudi crown to become oil king of key Asian market
Producers hedge by buying a variety of financial options to secure a minimum price for crude and safeguard future production. Crude oil prices were down more than 1 percent in overnight trading, but moderated ahead of the start of trading in NY .
Dennis Rodman visiting North Korea Tuesday
Adding another dimension to this trip is the fact that Rodman is well acquainted with Donald Trump , as he appeared on the U.S. Since then, he visited the North on several occasions for what could be seen as "basketball diplomacy".
GE CEO Jeff Immelt Stepping Down
Joyce O'Rourke, Flannery's junior year homeroom teacher, said Flannery was your "typical, fun-loving, all-around good kid". On Monday, GE reached a deal with USA regulators to win approval of its purchase of oilfield service giant Baker Hughes.
Another Uber executive allegedly stepping down over scandal
And now it could all fall on beleaguered company CEO Travis Kalanick , whose future is currently being decided by Uber's board. A source raised the prospect that Kalanick could take time off while sweeping changes to management practices were made.
Naga rebel SS Khaplang forgiven in death
Khaplang, whose faction had pulled out of the ceasefire with New Delhi, carried a reward of Rs 7 lakh on his head for his capture. Khaplang, a Hemi Naga from Myanmar, formed the NSCN on January 31, 1980 along with Isak Chishi Swu, and Thuingaleng Muivah.
Apple to take on Amazon and Google with its new HomePod
But Apple was careful to frame it as a product focused on music first - potentially differentiating it from the Echo and Home . As were the rumors suggesting, Apple was going to launch a Wi-Fi speaker and the company did that at the WWDC 2017 keynote .
Delhi hopes new rocket can carry humans into space
The GSAT-19 is the heaviest satellite ISRO has ever launched, demonstrating new capability to launch heavier payloads. Reportedly, the ISRO has asked Rs. 12,500 crore from the Centre for its mission to place humans in space.