White House: Trump will not try to stop Comey testimony

White House: Trump will not try to stop Comey testimony

"In order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Trump will not assert executive privilege", she said. This comes in wake of much speculation that the United States president may in fact exercise his right to block it.

Comey is also likely to be asked by lawmakers about Trump's assertion that the former FBI chief told him three times that he was not under investigation as part of the federal probe into his campaign's possible Russian Federation ties.

"The president's power to assert executive privilege is well-established", Huckabee Sanders told reporters during the daily press briefing.

Yet Trump may have weakened that argument by publicly disclosing elements of his conversations with Comey, including during an interview in May with NBC News and via Twitter, where the president said on May 12, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pact
At the same time, Kipping criticized government politicians in Germany. Since then she has hosted Li and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"I think people are anxious to have Comey actually answer questions", Hemingway said on FOX News. In any case, Trump will spend the day of Comey's testimony tweeting out lame insults and insane conspiracy theories. Of course, Comey too is facing a situation in which he could be put under pressure as he did not do anything if he thought Trump's request was not right. Senators plan to ask Comey about those memos on Thursday.

Trump asked Comey during a meeting to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to source familiar with the matter.

The White House had floated the idea that Trump could invoke executive privilege, to protect the confidentiality of presidential discussions.

Mueller, respected for his independence and thoroughness, has so far been silent about taking over the investigations.

Venus reveals Serena expecting a baby girl
Looking confident and in red-hot form, Williams broke serve to love once again to be just a game away from winning the match. Kvitova threw her racket in frustration after double-faulting on match point, but the players warmly embraced at the net.

Mueller has reportedly met with Comey to discuss the parameters of his testimony.

U.S. intelligence officials have said Russian Federation tried to interfere in the election to sway the vote in Trump's favour, a charge the Kremlin has repeatedly denied.

The administration has not yet selected a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Madras High Court stays Centre's ban on cattle slaughter
The self-styled cow vigilantes often attack cattle traders in the name of cow protection and target Muslim men on suspicion. The petitioners from Tamil Nadu objected to the ban, saying it infringed on their right to eat what they choose.

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