Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?

Dobbs's scathing commentary comes after a bombshell New York Times report came out saying that President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey earlier this year to stop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Republicans, caught off-guard, insisted they wanted to hear from Comey, who was sacked last week a day before Trump met in the Oval Office with the Russian diplomats. The associate was not authorized to discuss the memo by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Times said Mr Trump told Mr Comey, "I hope you can let this go".

Trump left the White House Wednesday morning to head to CT where he was scheduled to give the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

The White House has however rejected the new allegations. According to a White House official, a "conversation of that nature" did not happen.

News Tuesday of Trump's request of Comey immediately renewed concerns from congressional Democrats that Trump was trying to obstruct an investigation that's been examining potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. He called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate.

"If @POTUS told Comey 2 "close down" the Flynn investigation, as Comey memo alleges, it may well lead to the closing down of his presidency".

Then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington. And legal experts say it could be hard to prove the president crossed a line. "We're not considering whose ox will be gored by this action or that action, whose fortunes will be helped by this or that - we just don't care and we can't care".

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Following the firing of Comey last week and the revelation of the memo on Tuesday, members of Congress along with TV pundits are leveling charges of obstruction of justice at Trump. In 2007, years before his appointment as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, he recounted to a rapt congressional audience a dramatic hospital room clash three years earlier with fellow Bush administration officials over the approval of a domestic surveillance program.

"Our president is under constant barrage from all quarters by the vapid but still venomous Dems on Capitol Hill, the left-wing national media, the toxic GOP elites and much of the orthodoxy who hate also as much as the left and the deep state denizens", said Dobbs, a staunch Trump supporter.

Comey was abruptly fired May 9 and learned of the dismissal as he was giving a talk in Los Angeles.

Democrats pointed out that Ryan had called for Democrat Hillary Clinton to be denied classified briefings after Comey concluded previous year that she was careless in how she handled classified information over her email accounts.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the ongoing scandal around President Donald Trump sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials as "political schizophrenia", and lashed out at USA politicians whipping up what he described as "anti-Russian sentiment".

"I'm not prepared to comment on the credibility of the White House". It also asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to give the committee any notes Comey might have made regarding discussions he had with White House or Justice Department officials about Russia's efforts to influence the election.

The White House denied the version of the conversation described by Comey's aides, telling The Post "the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end an investigation".

There is no sign the FBI's Russian Federation investigation is closing.

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