Trump is broadening his search for FBI director

Posted June 01, 2017

Fired FBI director James Comey intends to publicly testify before the Senate that US President Donald Trump applied pressure on him to drop the investigation into fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, possibly as soon as next week, CNN reported on Wednesday.

According to CNN, Comey will soon meet with his predecessor, Robert Mueller, to discuss what the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director is and is not allowed to discuss in the Senate hearing. Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during last year's presidential election.

US Senators engaged in investigating President Donald Trump's possible collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign and transition are locked in a battle for more information. President Bill Clinton's dalliance with an intern, which precipitated impeachment proceedings, occurred 15 months after the 1994 appointment of Kenneth Starr as independent counsel to investigate financial transactions that took place during Clinton's days in Arkansas years before.

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Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on May 10.

Congress is due back in session next week. No date for testimony has been set. A spokeswoman for Sen. The memo "was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president's improper efforts to influence an ongoing investigation", according to The Times.

Apparently, Comey has already met with Special Counsel Robert Mueller privately so as to work out the limits of his testimony and its legalities, according to CNN.

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The House panel pursuing its own investigation of the Trump campaign and possible Russian Federation ties has also sought information from Comey, asking the FBI to turn over documents related to his interactions with both the White House and the Justice Department.

Pearson reported from NY.

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