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Trump to let Comey testify before Senate in Russian Federation probe

06 June, 2017, 06:39 | Author: Abel Ruiz
  • Trump Won't Block James Comey's Testimony Before Congress

"President Trump will not assert executive privilege regarding James Comey's testimony", said Sanders, the substitute for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

"The president's power to assert executive privilege is very well established", White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday.

Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee at an open hearing on Thursday.

Comey's associates have indicated that he felt uncomfortable as USA president had sought to "compromise" FBI's independence.

The Russia investigation is expected to be a key part of Comey's high-profile testimony on Thursday.

Both Trump's fellow Republicans and Democrats from the intelligence panel said they meant to grill Comey about whether Trump tried to get him to back off the investigation.

Comey is scheduled to speak publicly for the first time since he was sacked and since several news outlets reported that his memos showed that Trump sought to persuade him to drop his probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Legal experts have also said that the president is likely to have undermined his ability to assert executive privilege by publicly discussing his dealings with Mr Comey in tweets and interviews.

"I think people are anxious to have Comey actually answer questions", Hemingway said on FOX News.

Mueller, respected for his independence and thoroughness, has so far been silent about taking over the investigations. Separately, a group of supporters rallied near the White House to support the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

Trump has denied that either he or his campaign team in any way cooperated with Russian officials during last year's election.

The president's free-wheeling style underscores the difficulty the White House faces as it attempts to recalibrate following weeks of damaging reports about possible ties between his campaign and Russian Federation, as well as a steady drumbeat of speculation about internal conflict and disarray.

In this May 8, 2017, photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington.

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