President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Trump's chief of staff asked days later if Flynn's communications were being monitored under a secret surveillance warrant, according to memos maintained by Comey.
The Trump legal confidant, who was briefly considered for the position of the president's lead personal attorney on the Russian Federation probe, replacing John Dowd, believes Comey will be charged over leaking his notes about conversations with the president.
At the same time, "I could not write a book about ethical leadership without talking about Donald Trump" - a remark the audience greeted with knowing laughter.More news: China: Over 30 dead following traffic accident in North Korea
In a February 2017 conversation, for instance, Trump told Comey how Putin told him, "we have some of the most handsome hookers in the world" even as the president adamantly distanced himself from a salacious allegation concerning himself and prostitutes in Moscow, according to one memo.
Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. "And the information in them, if it was classified, was classified as soon as he put it down on paper". However she said the flirtatious exchanges went on while he was married to Melania, before they eventually had sex in Mr Trump's hotel suite.
"The accusations of political bias toward President Donald Trump are related to events that contributed to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election", the Business Insider reported.
Comey leaked his memos, which recounted his interactions with President Trump, to reporters through a friend.More news: Southwest cancels flights due to engine inspections
He proves adept at chronicling his early years, his rise through the justice system and his service to three USA presidents, first as deputy attorney general in the justice department under George W. Bush from 2003 to 2005 and then as the seventh Federal Bureau of Investigation director, a position to which he was appointed by Barack Obama in 2013. "If he does remove Mueller, I believe that Congress will reappoint him, and the most effective way to keep the investigation intact is for congressional leaders to make it clear to the President that if (Mueller) were removed by the executive branch, he would be rehired by the legislative branch". "In this case I think they have got it horribly wrong", he said of the inspector general's report on McCabe. Trump is described raising the subject of McCabe several times in his meetings with Comey. Flynn is now cooperating with Mueller's investigators.
JOHNSON: Again and again in these memos, Comey said Trump would ask him about McCabe, whether McCabe could be trusted.
The memos were provided to Congress as House Republicans escalated criticism of the Justice Department, threatening to subpoena the documents and questioning officials.More news: Shania Twain says she would've voted for Trump, later apologizes