The question of whether the president obstructed the Russian Federation investigation is expected to take center stage this week with Comey's highly anticipated testimony on the Hill on Thursday.
The president allegedly said he hoped Comey would drop the Flynn investigation, a request that concerned Comey enough that he documented the conversation in a memo shortly after speaking with the president.
A new report claims James Comey asked Jeff Sessions to never leave him alone with Donald Trump.
One Comey associate said lawmakers should expect a vivid picture of his private interactions with the president.
Trump was asked directly at a press conference last month if he had "in any way, shape or form" asked Comey to "back down the investigation into Michael Flynn", and he strongly denied it. Trump fired Comey on May 9, saying it was related to improper handling of the Hillary Clinton probe last summer.
Comey is scheduled to testify publicly for the first time since he was sacked at a hearing in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee at 10 a.m. on Thursday. The White House referred questions to outside lawyers, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But the remark - from a President who in recent weeks has appeared at times consumed by the barrage of Russian Federation allegations - was yet another painful reminder that the Republicans' legislative agenda was about to be upended once again by the controversy that has stormed over the White House for months.
The dramatic leaks have at times overwhelmed Mr. Trump's policy agenda and left lawmakers eager to hear directly from Mr. Comey.
Oil Prices Fall For Third Day
Benchmark Brent crude futures were off by 1,8% at US$49,73 per barrel at 14h15 GMT, down 90 cents from the previous close. US West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 84 cents to US$47,54 per barrel.
The Times report, which cited current and former law enforcement officials, added that Comey did not specify his issue with Trump in the conversation with Sessions.
White House officials and the President's allies on the outside have begun crafting a plan to counter the Thursday testimony, but those efforts so far appear jumbled.
Comey believes that his own feelings about the President's comments are largely "irrelevant", the source said, and that his account of what happened is the central issue.
"Now we're actually going to know what Comey's views, thoughts and reactions were when the president asked him those questions", Schmaler said. Some said they were exhausted of leaks and partisan innuendo and wanted direct testimony from the key source.
And Apple's important-if understated-news at WWDC further escalates a fight that has ratcheted up quickly over the last few years. Providing U.S. consumers another payment option, Pay Cash will allow one user to pay another user through their smartphone.
El portal de noticias La Estrella de Panamá indicó que la defensa del priista alegó anomalías en la captura. Ahora el Estado requirente, en este caso México , tendrá 60 días para completar el proceso de extradición .
The "climate accord" is nothing more than a scam to soak American taxpayers with additional taxes to accomplish nothing. China and the European Union , unlike the United States, promise to honor their obligations under the Paris Agreement.
Speculation is the Republican-controlled Assembly and the Republican-majority Senate may have to release competing budget plans. If we were in the fall, it would be a little different matter. "We literally couldn't find the people to meet demand".
Finalmente, llamó al presidente mexicano, Enrique Peña Nieto, a no intervenir al iniciarse mañana el cómputo final de los votos . Nos sentimos fortalecidos, yo quiero que ustedes así lo sientan, porque Morena es el partido que más crece.
President Trump is also responding to North Korea's latest provocations, including a short-range ballisitc missile fired Monday. He also hailed Bob Dole , the former senator who suffered lifelong injuries in World War II and attended Monday's ceremony.
Of course, Apple's new "Magic" MacBook keyboards shouldn't come as too much of a surprise since we told you about them past year . Also features "TrueTone" display that adjusts brightness and tone to optimize display under varying light conditions.
For Australia , Bangladesh is up next at The Oval in London (June 5) while New Zealand will take on hosts England on June 6. Busy and always energetic on the field, Australia's Smith is a far cry from the usually calm and calculated New Zealander.
It's a stunning reversal for the CEO, who previously resisted calls for his resignation from Trump's council. Its who we are. "That's the reason it put us at an economic disadvantage internationally".
Backed Assault on Islamic State's Raqqa Stronghold Begins
Turkey views the YPG as a terrorist group aligned with the PKK which has fought a bloody campaign in southeast Turkey since 1984. Despite some very tough fights along the way, the SDF has not lost a single battle in the drive on ISIS' declared capital.
Qatar ambassador 'surprised' by Trump's tweets
With exclusion zones sweeping into effect, vessels from Qatar are no longer able to dock in the UAE or Saudi Arabia as planned. The Reformist daily also encouraged the government to take advantage of the situation and enhance economic ties with Qatar.
Qatar must 'change policies': Saudi foreign minister
Riyadh also accused Doha of supporting Iran-backed "terrorist activities" in eastern Saudi Arabia and in Shiite-majority Bahrain. Saudi Arabia's central bank advised banks in the kingdom not to trade with Qatari banks in Qatari riyals, banking sources said.
Cheong Wa Dae Wants to Keep THAAD off Summit Agenda
The anti-missile system consists of at least six launchers with 48 rockets created to intercept incoming missiles. President Moon Jae-in earlier this week ordered a thorough study on the environmental impact of the THAAD.
Korea rejects S. Korean group's offer of malaria help
They can do a lot of damage to the United States , but there won't be any North Korea left in the event of a nuclear exchange. Even without nuclear weapons, there's a very real risk that Seoul would fall in a conflict with North Korea .
Johnson Grabs Historic Overtime Victory At Dover
Yarborough won a tryout with Ford, beating Benny Parsons for the factory deal in a race at the Asheville-Weaverville Speedway. The overtime line rule was first introduced in 2016 but given the way the final caution played out a tweak might be in order.
Apple unveils VR features on Mac, new iPhone software
Siri will be able to perform translations in various languages including English, Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The iOS 11 is now available as a Developer Beta Preview and the public beta version is scheduled for June.