Could the Comey memo bring down the presidency?

Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi

Putin said the controversy was a sign of "political schizophrenia" in the USA that was meant to incite "anti-Russian sentiment".

Russian Federation sees "political schizophrenia" in the USA after alleged sharing of intelligence secrets by President Donald Trump with Moscow, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

Chaffetz is not the only one who has reached out to Comey - the Senate Intelligence Committee invited Comey to testify in both closed and open sessions on Wednesday as well - so those "networks" should be pretty easy to find.

Putin said Moscow was "ready" to present the transcript of Lavrov and Trump meeting to the U.S. Senate if the U.S. administration deemed it possible.

Trump emphatically said "no" when asked during a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the White House's East Room.

Despite this warning, which came about a month after the Justice Department notified Mr. Flynn of the inquiry, Mr. Trump made Mr. Flynn his national security adviser.

"We can't deal with speculation and innuendo", he said. "The idea that we would accept any evidence from President Putin is absurd", Republican Sen.

Flynn, a retired Army general, is one of several of Trump's associates that are being investigated by federal officials for their potential links to foreign governments and Russia's interference into the presidential election.

We don't yet know how straight the line is from the FBI's investigation to Comey's dismissal, though Trump did indicate last week that the Russian Federation investigation played a role in his decision.

"He wrote down every word Trump said to him as soon as he could".

"In the light of a very busy news week, a lot of people would like to get to the bottom of a couple of things - give you a chance to go on record here".

Defending Trump's actions, officials played down the importance and secrecy of the information, which had been supplied by Israel under an intelligence-sharing agreement, and Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation.

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