The Washington Post reported on May 22 that Trump had asked the officials to help push back against the FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and Moscow, citing current and former officials. Comey is expected to face a barrage of questions over his conversations with Trump before the president fired him early last month.
"He is not going to Congress to make accusations about the president's intent, instead he's there to share his concerns", the source said, and tell the committee "what made him uneasy" and why he felt a need to write the memo documenting the conversation.
A warm-up act of sorts comes on Wednesday, when the same committee hears from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency (NSA) head Mike Rogers, interim Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe, and Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
A new report claims James Comey asked Jeff Sessions to never leave him alone with Donald Trump. The White House said he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about contacts Flynn had with Russia's ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, before Trump took office.
A spokesman for Pompeo declined to comment on the closed-door discussions.
Trump has repeatedly denied any coordination took place between his campaign and the Russian government, which, according to US intelligence agencies, stole emails embarrassing to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and leaked them to undermine her campaign.
Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser, was sacked in February.
The Kremlin denies USA intelligence agencies' conclusion that Moscow tried to tilt the election campaign in Trump's favor, including by hacking into the emails of senior Democrats. This latest story is the first evidence that Trump went even further, begging Coates to intervene with Comey's work.
The dismissal - a stunning move by any measure - came as the Federal Bureau of Investigation probes possible collusion between his campaign team and Russian Federation, which U.S. intelligence agencies concluded sought to tilt the election in the Republican's favor.
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Nomura Securities said it also bought about $100m worth of the bonds last week, according to Reuters reports. This resulted in a major clash which saw some 60 people getting killed in Caracas and other cities.
The two refused to comply with the request, which they regarded as inappropriate, the Post report said.
Trump announced in January that he was nominating Coats to serve as DNI, an office which is responsible for overseeing USA intelligence agencies and for briefing the president on global developments.
Trump continues to praise Comey's decision to reveal the FBI's review of new emails.
As Trump embarked on the second-half of his first foreign trip, senior White House officials began crafting plans to create a war room-like structure to get a grip on the incessant salvo of Russia-related blockbusters.
But Coats indicated that he would cooperate with the Russian Federation probe now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Under questioning by Sen.
That's in line with Trump's previous frustrations with his own press team, who just don't seem capable of projecting the same "Fuck you, I'm great" cult leader bluster that somehow landed Trump the presidency.
And while Trump said he believed Comey "asked for the dinner", former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Comey told him Trump had invited him to dinner.
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