Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

The letters come on the heels of a New York Times report that Comey had written a memo detailing a conversation with the president in which Trump allegedly asked him to stop the inquiry into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

The Senate Intelligence Committee, which has its own investigation of alleged Russian election interference, also wants Comey to appear in closed and open session. Charles Grassley welcomed Trump's firing of Comey, and told critics to 'Suck it up and move on, ' in an appearance on Fox News.

On Tuesday, The Post and others reported that Comey kept detailed notes of his conversations with President Trump.

The Comey memo caused alarm on Capitol Hill and raised questions about whether Trump attempted to interfere with a federal investigation.

House Republicans have mixed reactions to the surprise announcement that the Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign in 2016.

"I think it's totally ridiculous - everybody thinks so, and again we have to get back to working our country properly so that we can take care of the problems that we have", Trump said.

The top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly. "Zero", he said during the joint news conference at the White House. President Trump, however, described the investigation as "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, tweeted he has his "subpoena pen ready".

Questions surrounding alleged ties to Russian Federation have dogged Mr Trump since before his election.

Trump did end up calling out Comey.

The White House is in a "downward spiral" and needs to do something to get "under control", Republican Senator Bob Corker has said.

Reuters reports that after the election, Flynn, who was forced to resign for misleading officials about the nature of his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, was trying to establish a "back channel for communication between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that could bypass the USA national security bureaucracy, which both sides considered hostile to improved relations".

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