Ryan has full confidence in Trump

Elias Hubbard
May 20, 2017

"As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity", he said in the statement.

In a tweet before the letter became public, Chaffetz promised that the committee will get the memo, "if it exists" and warned: "I have my subpoena pen ready".

"He learned the president's decision to fire him and then he wrote his memo with his rationale", Senator Durbin said.

According to a person close to the White House, Mr Rosenstein was upset about the narrative that emerged from the White House on the evening of May 9.

Flynn reportedly disclosed this information to transition team lawyer Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House's chief counsel on January 4, the New York Times reports. According to Trump, he did so specifically because of his dissatisfaction with Comey's investigation into the Russian Federation scandal.

Also Friday, The Washington Post dropped its own bombshell, revealed that a current White House official who is "close to the president" has been identified as a significant person of interest in the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

"Director Comey was very unpopular with most people", Mr Trump said. "I hope you can let this go".

Ten days before the inauguration, Flynn had a conversation with Susan Rice, former national security adviser for President Barack Obama, about the Pentagon's plan to retake Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic state.

Trump has often condemned press leaks, and the issue has returned to the forefront after news broke that he reportedly shared classified information with Russian officials. Rep. Al Green reiterated the call in a House floor speech on Wednesday after he accused the president of obstructing justice. "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it". Mr Rosenstein was "unequivocal" that the panel can and should continue its investigation, according to people familiar with his remarks.

"I don't think it's in anybody's interested to delay or impede or impair this investigation in any way". We need to be focused on what our role is. We are not the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Department of Justice.

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