Fired FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly About Trump, Russia Probe

  • Fired FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly About Trump, Russia Probe

Fired FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly About Trump, Russia Probe

He says he hopes Comey's testimony will answer some of the questions that have arisen since Comey was suddenly dismissed by President Donald Trump.

"The President has always emphasised the importance of making deals with Russian Federation as it relates to Syria, Ukraine, defeating ISIS and other key issues for the benefit and safety of the American people", the statement said.

First up, the New York Times are reporting that Trump told Russian officials that the reason he fired the now former Head of the FBI James Comey is exactly what everyone had already thought - the Russian investigation. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said during a May 10 meeting with Russian officials, according to a report by The New York Times that cited a document summarizing the meeting and an unnamed USA official.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has denied recent media claims that US President Donald Trump mentioned the dismissal of Federal Bureau of Investigation head James Comey during their meeting in Washington DC.

And The New York Times said the USA president had told top Russian officials Comey's sacking had relieved "great pressure" on him. Originally, the White House stated that Trump made the decision based on a recommendation from the Department of Justice, not because of the Russian Federation probe, notes The Times.

Pressure is mounting in Congress - especially among Republicans - to scrutinize Mr. Trump's investigation in light of the rapid-fire sequences of events taking place since Comey's firing more than a week ago.

Since his firing, Comey's friends have been sharing details of his interactions with Trump with the press.

This revelation launched a search for meaning of "nut job".

"I'm not under investigation", he added, according to the Times.

The report was published as Trump travelled to Saudi Arabia on the first leg of a trip overseas that the White House hopes will shift attention away from the political firestorm triggered by his firing last week of former FBI Director James Comey.

A senior White House adviser has been identified as a "significant person of interest" in the investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, The Washington Post reported Friday.

A special counsel, Robert Mueller, has now been appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the election.

Foreign Policy reported that the White House is planning on how best to respond to the report he shared classified information with the Russians.