Fired FBI director James Comey agrees to testify before Senate intelligence committee in open session. Amid reports that President Trump called James Comey a "Real nut job" after firing him, former FBI director James Comey agreed to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the committee's chairmen announced Friday. They said the hearing will be scheduled after Memorial Day. Ref. USAToday.
Russian FM Lavrov Refutes Claims That He. Discussed Comey's Dismissal With Trump;
According to the mainstream media, while speaking with Lavrov, Trump reportedly said: "I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off… I'm not under investigation." Ref. Source 1y.
Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly [June 8] in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.
Final details are still being worked out and no official date for his testimony has been set. Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year's presidential election. Ref. USAToday.
Okay, now this would be a bombshell. Pressuring the FBI director may just be obstruction. But I have to say may because President Trump is the head of the very branch the FBI is in. I have to also say, he has the authority to grant pardons and amnesty. Wouldn't that be the same thing yet not be considered obstruction? I have to admit, this is way outside of my comfort zone, but I did a little research and it appears the President has broad powers here.
He does, but actively interfering in an ongoing investigation is one thing the president explicitly cannot do. That is after all what Nixon did that warranted the impeachment procedures against him.
True, that was the one thing that was really the impetus behind beginning the impeachment before he resigned.
I'm so done reading this crap that comes from 'unnamed sources,' 'people with knowledge of, or any other accusation that isn't cited. It's too easy for these people to lie and the press is far too eager to gobble it all up.
We break from James Comey to share caption from one historian to you:
Today is: 16th January (GMT), in history on the 16th of January, 1966 AD the following birth happened:
Anthony Washington: Glasgow, Montana -- Discus thrower (1996 Olympics - 4th Place)