President Trump will not try to assert executive privilege over conversations with James Comey, a spokesperson said Monday, clearing the way for the ex-FBI director's testimony before Congress on Thursday.
Spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump will not take the action "in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee".
A special counsel is looking into links between Trump's presidential campaign a year ago and Russians who sought to influence the election by hacking Democrats.
Comey is scheduled to testify on June 8 before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his May 9 firing by Trump, first in public and then behind closed doors. Broadcasting & Cable reports that CBS will air former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's testimony before congress live and in full on Thursday at 10 a.m. EST. "But once Comey left office and signaled a willingness to testify, this ceased to be about separation of powers".
Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement during Monday's press briefing. Comey was subsequently fired by Trump in May.
Trump told NBC News he fired Comey in part because of the "Russia thing", which he called a "made-up story".
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But tonight she's putting on a fabulous show" before adding "I'll say this too about @ArianaGrande - she has a cracking voice. She took the stage on June 4 in a star-studded event, singing upbeat and motivational pop anthems as the audience cheered.
Mueller, respected for his independence and thoroughness, has so far been silent about taking over the investigations.
The White House will also be pushing legislation to combat human trafficking, spearheaded by the president's daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump.
He reportedly has met with Comey to discuss the probe, and Comey reportedly sought his approval to testify before lawmakers.
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For Oregon coach Mike White , it was a situation that he would've liked to challenge and ask the umpires to take another look. Garcia (22-8) took the loss Thursday in a game that began with consecutive LSU doubles in the red-shirt freshman's WCWS debut.
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.
The online news outlet said the NSA report depicted a hacking operation tied closely to Moscow's GRU intelligence directorate that targeted private USA companies providing voter registration services and equipment to local governments around the country.
Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify next week in Russia probe
Subpoenas were approved Wednesday for Flynn and his company, Flynn Intel Group, and Cohen and his firm, Michael D. Richard Burr , R-N.C., said the committee welcomes Comey's testimony, but declined to comment further.