ACLU Files to Get Comey's Memo on Trump Conversation

Posted May 19, 2017

Trump went on to say that Comey had given a "poor, poor performance" when speaking before the Senate earlier this month. Dianne Feinstein of California wrote the Justice Department and the White House on Wednesday seeking documents.

Mr Trump has endured a week of tumult at the White House after he fired the head of the FBI, James Comey, and then discussed sensitive national security information about Islamic State with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Trump reportedly asked Comey, who was overseeing the investigation into Flynn, to "let it go", raising questions about why Trump later suddenly fired Comey as the investigation continued.

Chaffetz noted on Twitter that he had yet to speak with Comey, who "evidently has a new" phone number.

Comey's account of his conversation with Trump raises serious questions about whether the president engaged in obstruction of justice by pressuring the FBI director to shut down the investigation.

Flynn served briefly as Trump's national security adviser before he was sacked for lying about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.

Flynn made a speech at last year's Republican national convention that handed Trump the party's presidential nomination.

Following requests by multiple congressional committees for former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's memos of conversations between himself and President Trump, the Senate Judiciary Committee is now requesting the White House turn over any of its any recordings of conversations between the two by May 24th.

Asked whom he trusts if it's Comey's word against the president's word, Amash said, "I think it's pretty clear that I have more confidence in Director Comey".

Trump himself is helping investigators put all of those pieces together, through interviews, tweets and offhand comments to reporters, said Zeidenberg. Trump later fired Comey. To date, no Republican has publicly voiced support for impeachment. That is why Congress needs to focus on establishing the truth about this matter, and soon.

"President Trump has committed an act for which he should be charged by the U.S. House of Representatives". Framing political crises as law enforcement matters "has the effect at the end of the day of leaving people with less respect for the legal process than before".