President Trump Holds Press Conference With Colombia’s President Before Overseas Trip

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“It’s special. All over the world, no matter where you go, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is special”. The president’s anger contrasted with a more measured written statement released by the White House on Wednesday evening, when he declared that a thorough investigation would find “no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity”. I think it divides the country, I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things.

Comey – whom Trump fired May 9 – wrote a memo memorializing a discussion with the president about Flynn and the FBI’s investigation, two sources close to the former FBI director who had seen the memo confirmed to NPR. “Zero”, Trump said during the press conference.

HORSLEY: Yeah, this was perhaps the most serious allegation that was raised all week.

The Times report added to the impression given by Trump himself in a television interview last week in which he said the Russian Federation issue was a factor in firing Comey.

The Times said the document was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office. He did not offer any evidence of such acts in his reference to Democratic former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Burr told reporters Thursday about the response from Flynn’s lawyer. And also, as you look back. The American public is still avidly awaiting both a settlement of the media hysteria that the firing of FBI Director Comey sparked, as well as the appointment of a new director. That was the White House’s position initially after the deputy attorney general argued in a memo that Comey had erred in handling the FBI’s investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email server, even though Trump had praised Comey on the campaign trail previous year.

“The entire thing has been a witch hunt”, Trump said Thursday during a White House news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

“The only people who will benefit are the drug traffickers” if US aid is cut, Juan Carlos Pinzon, the Colombian ambassador in Washington, told reporters before Santos’ visit.

The Post says the revelation comes as the investigation appears to be entering a more open and active phase, with investigators conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas.

While Colombia’s peace agreement did not take top billing at the White House Thursday, approval of the treaty has come in the form of aid. “It makes it very clear that what Donald Trump was trying to do was to end the Russian investigation”.

“Walls work, just ask Israel”, Trump added curtly.

Asked about the potential that there had been obstruction of justice, Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters the special counsel will “follow the facts where ever they may lead” and that “it is premature to prejudge anything at this point”.

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