One of the administration officials said Friday evening that Trump wanted Comey to testify because the president had nothing to hide and wanted Comey's statements to be publicly aired. House Democrats sent a letter to the White House on Friday night saying that the president couldn't block Comey's testimony by claiming executive privilege. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a decision that had not been announced. Trump was spending part of Saturday at the Trump National Golf Club outside of Washington.
On Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not rule out Trump invoking executive privilege.
While the department has compiled a long list of candidates for the White House, there has been no "clear framework or logic for who was interviewed and why", said one of the sources.
At the public hearing, Comey is expected to answer questions that may put pressure on the embattled Trump administration, including describing the conversations Comey had with Trump regarding Russia's interference in the 2016 USA presidential election.
Experts say that if Trump tries to invoke executive privilege with respect to his conversations with Comey, it likely won't hold any water.
Meanwhile, Mr Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the Trump election campaign and Russian Federation, is expanding his probe to assume control of a grand jury investigation into Mr Flynn, three sources told Reuters.
If President Trump invokes the privilege, it could bar Comey from revealing private conversations he had with the president about the FBI's Russian Federation investigation into Mike Flynn and Trump associates - and whether the president asked him to back off. Flynn was ousted on 13 February.
Trump asked Comey to drop the Flynn investigation, said a person who was given a copy of a memo Comey wrote about the conversation.
According to Pate, Trump can still try to invoke executive privilege. Presidents can assert executive privilege to prevent government employees from sharing information. President Barack Obama used the legal authority once, during congressional inquiries after weapons ended up in the possession of Mexican gun cartels.
Presidents have often moved to keep their records and other communications with senior officials private until they leave office, on the theory that confidentiality is crucial to their ability to receive unvarnished advice on sensitive matters.
Critics have charged that Mr Trump was seeking to hinder the FBI's investigation by dismissing Mr Comey.
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En otro hecho, señaló que fueron halladas cinco bolsas de plástico con restos humanos a la altura de la colonia Nuevo Mirado. El portavoz dijo que la Fiscalía General del Estado inició las carpetas de investigación sobre estos sucesos.
Independent analysts have said they don't believe Comey, now a private citizen, can be stopped if he is intent on telling his story. "How is the president going to stop Comey from testifying?"
Conceivably, the administration could seek a court injunction against Comey testifying, in which case a violation would constitute contempt of court. Besides, this Congress would be unlikely to sue the White House at all, and as usual in such situations, the federal courts would be reluctant to get in the middle of a political fight.
Kellyanne Conway said the U.S. leader will make a decision on whether to invoke a doctrine called executive privilege.
The President has said Mr Comey informed him three times that he personally was not under investigation.
The intense focus on the Russian Federation investigation has already been a distraction.
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BBC radio said witnesses saw people throwing tables and chairs at the perpetrators of the attack to protect themselves. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his thoughts were with victims after the "brutal and shocking incidents" in London .
Los 'charrúas' reaccionaron con un gol de cabeza de Santiago Bueno a la salida de un córner, aprovechando un rechazo (16). Tras igualar 2-2 ante Portugal , la Celestita -sin Rodrigo, suspendido- venció por penales en Corea del Sur.
Asimismo, D'Amelio resaltó que el pueblo también va aser partícipe activo de la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente, pues tanto el poder popular como el Presidente de la República e incluso la Asamblea Nacional y el Cabildo pueden convocarlo.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has now won back-to-back Champions League titles since he took charge in January 2016. But it was Zidane who provided the inspiration for Madrid's first La Liga and Champions League double since 1958.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn labelled Trump's action "reckless and dangerous" and accused May of "subservience" to the President. They asked about it during an on-background session with two administration officials on Thursday afternoon.
At the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), we represent 200 of the world's largest companies. And congressional leaders upon whom Trump depends to advance his agenda endorsed his action.
Real's stunning success means boss Zinedine Zidane has won two Champions Leagues and a La Liga title in two years at the Bernabeu. Leonardo Bonucci's deep ball was brought down by Alex Sandro, who cut it back to Higuain in the penalty area.
La información la dio a conocer hoy la ministra de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación y Medio Ambiente , Isabel García Tejerina . El presidente de Francia, Emmanuel Macron, fue más específico y reforzó que "nada es negociable en los acuerdos ".
The ICC and European Central Bank continue to place safety and security at the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women's World Cup this summer as the highest priority.
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'Incident' involving man with 'weapon' at Orlando airport
He said he called 911 and an operator told him there were reports of a man with a gun in one of the rental vehicle parking lots. Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Chairman Frank Kruppenbacher praised the response of law enforcement and airport employees.
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Derechos de autor de la imagen Reuters Image caption Donald Trump anunció la salida de Estados Unidos desde los jardines de la Casa Blanca.
Disgruntled man releases bedbugs in ME city office
After they told him he didn't qualify, he unleashed the pests, majority landing on the counter, the news outlet reported. They started to spread quickly, but finance director and assistant city manager Ralph S.
World leaders react to deadly London 'terrorist incident'
US President Donald Trump has argued in favor of his controversial travel ban following a deadly terror attack in London . British authorities are investigating the third major terror attack in the United Kingdom in under three months.
British Airways IT shutdown emerging reports
An independent investigation would examine why the incident happened and why the response was so poor, it was reported today. The problem with IT systems is recurring across the industry, particularly among established airlines.
NASA aborts sounding rocket launch on Saturday
Sounding rockets, by the way, have been used for over 40 years to carry science payloads on brief, 5-20 minute missions to space. From Wallops Island, the payload will land in the Atlantic Ocean about 90 miles from the island, and will not be recovered.
Trump has changed climate for vulnerable Republicans, too
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Friday disagreed with Trump's assertion that his decision was a good move for the American economy. Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg said he had offered $15 million to United Nations efforts to tackle climate change .